We are delighted to announce that David Thodey AO has accepted our invitation as Chair of the IdeaSpies Advisory Board.
David is a business leader with more than 30 years' experience in innovation, digital and telecommunications creating brand and shareholder value.
"I'm pleased to join as Chair and contribute to the future direction of IdeaSpies", Thodey told IdeaSpies Founder, Lynn Wood. IdeaSpies is an open innovation platform for clever ideas, new discoveries and original thinkers.
"IdeaSpies offers a great opportunity to bring people, research, education, industry and government together to inspire action", David said in a statement to Madeline Cunningham, Advisory Board Member.
As former CEO of Telstra and IBM ANZ, David is well known as Chair of CSIRO (Commonwealth Science, Industry & Research Organisation - the national research organisation for Australia), Xero and Tyro Payments.
David is also a Non-Executive Director of Ramsay Health Care.
IdeaSpies Advisory Board Members are a distinguished group of global business leaders who provide strategic advice and guidance in developing IdeaSpies. As well as David and Maddie others are Glenn Barnes, Sabra Brock, Narelle Hooper, Maria MacNamara and Mark Stanbridge.