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Leading the way in global innovation

The Queensland Government is leading the way in global innovation with the appointment of the state’s first Chief Entrepreneur, influential business leader Mark Sowerby.

Mark is one of Queensland’s most successful entrepreneurs and is best known for his role as the founder and former Managing Director of Blue Sky Alternative Investments, one of Australia’s top 250 ASX-listed companies.

Mark’s expertise and networks will be instrumental to the role as the state’s startup ambassador working with local, national and international entrepreneurial communities, developing and growing Queensland’s innovation ecosystem and attracting investment.

He will cement Queensland’s reputation as a global innovation hotspot, encourage startup formation here in Queensland, build collaboration to support business innovation, promote entrepreneurship and advocate for Queensland both nationally and internationally.

The establishment of the Office of the Chief Entrepreneur is a key Advance Queensland program focused on nurturing the state’s startup ecosystem and supporting job creation.