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Brenna Leech

Innovation Consultant, GippsTech


As a startup coach, innovation fanatic, and former US Air Force Intelligence, Brenna has been coaching and supporting startups and SMEs ever since she retired from the Air Force in 2016. With a MBA and a Masters in Not-for-profit Management from the University of Oregon, she came to Gippsland looking for a community to learn and grow from, and to support dreams both big and small. Specializing in business model design, marketing, impact metrics, fundraising, and change management, Brenna brings her international experience to help champion homegrown innovation here in Gippsland. 

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James Muir

Founder of Treiner


James has spent the past 15 years working in the elite football development field -- developing players and coaches across regional and metropolitan Victoria, New South Wales, and Fiji. He runs his own successful startup venture, Trainer, and has been through a number of accelerator programs himself. With a Bachelor of Business in Sports Management, James is committed to lifelong learning. Having been exposed to the international development sector, and working in sport for development, James continues to seek opportunities to enhance social impact through the use of sport.

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Luke Marshall

Owner of


Luke has acquired over 13 years of experience working for Google, Facebook, agencies, startups across APAC, and advising the world's biggest brands - L’Oreal, BMW, Unilever, QANTAS, Microsoft, Sony, and P&G. Luke has a passion and understanding of businesses, and is committed to helping his clients focus their time and money into the assets which are most beneficial to their businesses by providing effective and highly targeted digital and content marketing strategies.

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Paul Pratt

Director at Pursuit Advisers


Having worked in the accounting industry since the age of 19,  Paul has significant experience in dealing with small and medium businesses across a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, dairy, manufacturing, franchising, building & construction, retail, web-based, professional services, wholesaling, travel & hospitality. Paul particularly enjoys working with business owners and high net worth families, helping them to achieve financial independence and meet their goals. Paul works with an easy to understand, matter of fact approach, to deal with anything that comes up for his clients.

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Stephen & Leecia Angus

Co-founders of Snowy Advisory


Stephen is an accomplished executive leader and a qualified IECL coach. His specific focus is in developing confident and effective leaders, while strengthening team and organisational ability. Leecia is a highly regarded Senior Agricultural Executive with an extensive background in strategy, business planning, and management services. She has a passion for delivering successful results in rural communities and agricultural enterprises. Through their business, Stephen and Leecia support boards and short-term management placements, change management, and innovation ventures within organisations. 

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Stuart Kendall

Business Advisor, Pursuit Advisers


With a Bachelor degree in Accounting and as a qualified chartered accountant, Stuart enjoys helping business owners achieve a high level of financial awareness and growth. He specialises in collaborating with clients to put together annual plans to map out their desired business and personal goals. Stuart believes that with the right systems in place within your business, it’s possible to both grow the bottom line and free up time to spend on what’s most important to you.

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