Investing in Future Industries 

Saturday 9 April 6.45 am - 8.45 am 


Please see our guest list for today below.  Feel free to walk around and meet everyone. Use today as a networking opportunity. ​


AAM Pty Ltd

AAM Pty Ltd




ATS Enterprises Global

Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre, DJPR

BASE Services Group



Bendigo Kangan Institute

Big Screen Video

Bluefreight Project Logistics Pty Ltd

BMC Group (Aust) Pty Ltd

Bosch Rexroth




Douglas Partners

Douglas Partners

Earthco Projects

Earthco Projects

Empire Cranes

Empire Cranes

Empire Cranes

Empire Cranes

Empire Cranes

Empire Cranes

Engineers Australia

Express Demolition

Express Demolition

Favelle Favco Cranes Australia

Fyfe Pty Ltd

Gangi Germicidal Systems




Harvester Technical College

Hugh Jorgan Developments Pty Ltd

Hydrogen East Pty Ltd



IHC IQIP Australia

IHC IQIP Australia

Integra Systems

Integra Systems

Integra Systems

Integra Systems

Integrated Energy Pty Ltd


Into Work

JK Green

John Holland Group

Kinaway Chamber of Commerce

Kinaway Chamber of Commerce

Mackay Consolidated Industries Pty Ltd

Mackay Consolidated Industries Pty Ltd


Ricky Thomson

Sam Houston

Peter Angelico

Likhwelihle Kaira

Alex Quirk

Joel Steindl

Shelley Jackson

Stefan Di Benedetto

Craig Waddell

Harshal Patel

Sally Curtain

Craig Thomson

Richard Dexter



Brian Culley

Daniel Begley

Stephen Baker

Claire Manson

Annmarie Carroll

Gareth Griffith

Dean woods


Abu Bakar

Tamara Fitzpatrick


Jarrod Belsey

Tiffany Keane

Aakash Sharma

Tanya Dutta

Mark Hamilton

Panthea Hamilton


Alesha Printz


Joe Selvaggi

Leanne Selvaggi


Ben Jin



Tim Reynolds


Robert Gangi


Alvin Yee

Shaun Tosch


Peter Ballinger


Kerrie de Man


Mark Skinner



Ken Mathews


Timothy Piper

Tariro Makwasha


Martin Simanto

Elio Franchi


Sanjay Babu Jeyachandran

Paul Hughes

Russell Hughes

Nick Restall


David Cavanagh


Sheldon Harvey


David Turnbull


Edward Green


Jim Green


Scott McCartney


Brendan Hede



Eliza Scull


Graham Scull




Mascot Industrial

McCulloch's Hydraulic Engineers

MEKS Solutions Pty Ltd

MEKS Solutions Pty Ltd

Neo RD&C



Newpath Pty Ltd

NNH Land Surveyors

Panku Safety Solutions

Panku Safety Solutions




Remedy Asset Protection


RPC Technologies




Skylar Safety

Skylar Safety

Skylar Safety

Skylar Safety


South Gippsland Shire Council

South Gippsland Shire Council





Stable Engineering Services

Stable Engineering Services


Star of the South

Star of the South


Stonestar Wholesale Pty Ltd

Stonestar Wholesale Pty Ltd


Struber V

Struber V


SupraG Energy


Swinburne University of Technology


The Enterprise Evolution Group

The Enterprise Evolution Group

The Enterprise Evolution Group

The Enterprise Evolution

Group Pty Ltd.


The Only Straw

The Only Straw


Turnex Pty Ltd

Turnex Pty Ltd





Victorian Chamber of Commerce


Watershed Building Consultants


Wilson Transformer Company

Wilson Transformer Company

Simon Walter


Paul de Man


Steve McCulloch



Michael Ingwersen

Jack Ingwersen


Craig D'Souza


Leigh Kennedy

Richard Reilly


Ben Dexter


David Neville


Jadah Pleiter

Travis Ling


Glenn Millar


Richard Osborne


James Zegir


Heino Lundgren


Anita Edens

Pramono Edens

Jeremy Francis Chew

Priscilla Clare Li Xueling


Pauleen Boulton

Ken Fraser


Byron Kennedy

Ben Hockley


John Buhagiar

Dale Harriman


Erin Coldham

Katrina Langdon


Fan Zhang

Feng Shi


Lif O'Keefe

Lucy McLaren


Gary Carroll


Jason Zheng



Bryce Steele


Eren Bultan


Ashraf Abdelmoteleb


Nail Adnan Bultan



Glenn Dawson

Chris Diggeden


Julian Baccega

Matthew Dennison


Shaun Maree

Braydon Maree


Paul Guerra



Matthew Curtain



Keron McCallum-Gaul

Lisa Maro


Feel free to email us with any questions you may have from today's Keynote Speaker Presentations. We will answer these to the best of our ability and get back to you as soon as we can.

Please put in the subject line 'ICN Grand Prix Breakfast - Speaker Questions' or 'ICN Grand Prix Breakfast - Enquiry'



Opening Addresses - Colin Young, MC 

Welcome to the Grand Prix - Andrew Westacott, CEO, Australian Grand Prix Corporation 

Welcome from ICN Victoria - Dianne Smith, CEO, ICN Victoria

Claire Manson, Chief of Staff, CSIRO

Leigh Kennedy, General Manager, Hydrogen at NERA

Byron Kennedy, CEO, Spee3D

Erin Coldham, Chief Development Officer, Star of the South



Andrew Westacott
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Grand Prix Corporation

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​Andrew Westacott is the longest serving Chief Executive of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC).

Andrew commenced at the AGPC in 2006 as the General Manager - Operations before later being appointed Deputy CEO.  He was appointed as CEO in February 2011. He is currently a Director of Karting Australia and a Member of the Organising Committee for the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame Awards.  He has previously been a Member of the Formula 1® Commission and the Australian Motorsport Foundation. 

Prior to commencing at the AGPC, Andrew started his professional life as a chemical engineering project manager before taking up senior positions in logistics, procurement and supply chain management with MasterFoods Australia New Zealand and Uncle Ben’s of Australia.  He then moved into major events in 2005 and played a key part in the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games as Group Manager for Venue Delivery and Capital Projects.


He has a love of sport and sporting events and is committed to showcasing Melbourne and Victoria to the world through the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Dianne is CEO of ICN Victoria which, supported by the Victorian Government, has been working for local industry since 1984 to increase local capability and economic growth opportunities for local industry.  


Previously, Chief Executive of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce and Chief Executive, Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), Dianne uses knowledge gained from over 20 years in the visitor economy, working in regional and metropolitan positions in marketing, visitor services, policy and strategy.  Other roles in the sector included Manager - Tourism Partnerships, Parks Victoria, for nine years, Executive Director, Ballarat Tourism and Marketing & Visitor Services Manager of Melbourne Zoo. She has worked in the hotel and computer industries, and holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University.


Dianne represented regional Victoria on the State Government’s Community Support Fund Community Advisory Panel in the late 1990s.  She was a member of Victoria University’s Vice Chancellor’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB) from 2016 – 2019. Dianne is currently a non-Executive Director of the Emerald Tourist Railway Board and is the Deputy Chair.

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Dianne Smith
Chief Executive Officer
ICN Victoria

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Claire Manson
Chief of Staff

We thank Claire for stepping in today, she has kindly offered to present in place of Professor Bronwyn Fox who is unwell.

Professor Bronwyn Fox is Chief Scientist of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst.

Professor Bronwyn Fox joined CSIRO in October 2021 and became CSIRO’s fourth female Chief Scientist.  She is known globally as a leader in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and industry 4.0 technologies, and is passionate about bringing together multidisciplinary teams for collaborative research.

She was formerly Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at Swinburne University of Technology and founding Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute. During that time, she established a world first Industry 4.0 Testlab for additive manufacturing of carbon fibre composites, in collaboration with CSIRO.

Leigh Kennedy is NERA’s General Manager - Hydrogen with a focus on working collaboratively across Australia to develop regional hydrogen technology clusters and build a national hydrogen technology cluster that can be promoted around the world.

Before joining NERA, for almost the last decade, Leigh worked with Austrade’s international network and government partners to drive Austrade's global resources and energy foreign direct investment attraction and facilitation strategy and assist clients (developers, capital and technology companies) deliver on their Australian expansion plans. Aligned to many global companies transition to becoming green and announcing net zero emission targets, the focus honed-in on renewable energy and hydrogen investment opportunities. Working collaboratively with all state and territory governments along with key Australian Government agencies and clients,  Leigh built relationships with strategic investors across the world. He also has significant experience in energy security policy when based in Canberra.

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Leigh Kennedy
General Manager
Hydrogen at NERA

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A serial entrepreneur, having cofounded the first spin-off company from Charles Darwin University before exiting to NYSE listed company Regal Beloit (Fasco). Product successes have included world record holding solar cars, innovative electric motors, electric bicycles, pool pumps and more. He is a currently cofounder and CEO of SPEE3D, a high-speed, metal 3D printing company.

Spee3D will be demonstrating their WarpSPEE3D cold spray metal printer live at the Versor Tech Hub. To watch the demonstrations and view the parts, visit the Versor Tech Hub – see map for location. 

Byron Kennedy
Chief Executive Officer

Make Metal Anywhere Video: 

Metal Parts at Grand Prix Video: 

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Erin Coldham
Chief Development Officer
Star of the South

Erin Coldham is the Chief Development Officer at Star of the South, a trailblazing offshore wind project which seeks to harness Bass Strait winds to power more than a million homes with clean energy, while creating thousands of jobs.  


Erin is responsible for the project’s development activities, working with industry, regulators, policy-makers and local communities to make Gippsland and Victoria the home of offshore wind in Australia. 


Included in A Word About Wind’s Top 100 Women’s Power List 2021, Erin is a champion for female talent in the energy industry and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family and watching various sports including AFL, horse racing and Formula 1. 

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Colin Young
Industry Advisor
ICN Victoria

As ICN’s Gippsland Industry Adviser for the last 5 years, Colin is part of a team across Australia focussed on the delivery of over $20 B of government and private projects covering energy, health, infrastructure, and defence to mention a few.


Colin joined ICN (Vic) in April 2017 after more than 38 years in the Victorian Power Industry, including 20 years as Engineering Manager at Victoria’s largest power station, Loy Yang A.


Colin’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), a Master of Engineering (Mechanical), a Master of Business Administration, and he is also the joint recipient of several Victorian Engineering Excellence awards.


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