Advisory Council

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The New Venture Institute Advisory Council (NVIAC) has been established to bring significant business acumen to the NVI’s objectives. NVIAC members operate in an advisory role to provide support and assistance to the Director, NVI. The advisory council look to facilitate connections and open doors as required to new opportunities within Adelaide and beyond. From virtual board members to mentors and coaches to students, entrepreneurs and startups, NVIAC members along with NVI fellows form the valuable core to the Institute’s operations.

Professor Colin Stirling

Vice Chancellor of Flinders University

Stephen Hains

Deputy Chancellor of Flinders University

Dr Nick Begakis AO


Founder, Bellis Fruit Bars

Jim Hutchin

Special Advisor to the VC

Associate Professor of Strategy, Temple University, Philadelphia

Trevor Richards

Board Member

Managing Director, Interact CM 

Karlene Maywald

Board Member

National Water Commission

John Hood

Board Member

Director, JH Advisory