Anne-Marie Birkill is a Venture Partner, Director of the Manager, and member of the Investment and Risk Management Committees for OneVentures. She is based in Brisbane, a strong source of technology innovation opportunities.
She has over 30 years’ experience in commercialisation and product development, during which time she has worked with hundreds of early stage technology companies and entrepreneurs as director, senior executive, mentor and business coach. Her interest in the technology sector was forged during 15 years in leadership roles in agri-business companies developing and commercialising new cultivars of ornamental, aquatic, food and forestry plants. Prior to co-founding OneVentures in 2010, she was CEO of i.lab Incubator Pty Ltd, having previously spent five years in the senior management team at UniQuest. During this period Anne-Marie developed successful programs and networks to assist technology commercialisation, start-up formation and growth, as well as capital raising and exit. She has experience of senior management in listed and unlisted companies and was a Director for energy storage company RedFlow Limited during its successful listing on the ASX (ASX:RFX).
Anne-Marie was Chair of the Board of Charm Health until September 2017 when she lead the company to an acquisition by the Citadel Group (ASX:CGL). She was Chair of the Board for OneVentures portfolio company Find-me technologies until October 2019 when the company was acquired by iStaySafe Pty Ltd. She currently serves as Director for OneVentures portfolio companies iStaySafe and Madorra.
Her experience and reputation in the technology sector is demonstrated through her active participation in the innovation community, including acting on national, state and university advisory Boards and Groups, and as judge for a number of technology awards programs. She is currently an Industry Fellow with The University of Queensland (UQ) Business School, a director for the Australian Investment Council (AIC) and a member of the Investment Committee for the $80M Advance Queensland Business Development Fund. She has also been invited speaker and presenter at a wide range of events, and is a mentor particularly for other women working in the technology industries. In 2013 she was honoured as one of YWCA Queensland’s 125 Leading Women.
Her qualifications include a BSc(Hons) from Flinders University and an MBA from The University of Queensland, for which she was admitted to the Dean’s Honour Roll for Academic Excellence. She is a FAIM and a GAICD.
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