Meet the Team



Matt Salier


08 8201 7522

NVI Founder, strategist, tennis coach, frustrated Masterchef and obsessive whiteboarder.


Ben Flink

Deputy Director Operations

08 8201 7595

Spends his non-work time in his hot tub time machine, wire-framing apps, shooting, or travelling through Asia-Pacific.


Kathryn Anderson

Deputy Director Enterprise

08 8201 7678

Seer of mutual benefit, and doer of good deals. Paddler, biker, extreme gardener and yoga fan.


Diane Pearce

Office and Program Manager

08 8201 7943

Organiser of the NVI office and multitasker. A true Virgo who loves to travel.


Margaret Ledwith

Associate Professor

08 8201 7744

Pragmatic idealist, boundary-spanner and sharer of knowledge. Fascinated by how we will live, work and learn in the future and how we prepare for that today. Wannabe futurologist, furniture designer and cocktail bar owner.


Rachael Hetherington

Operations Coordinator

08 8201 7928

Event puppet master and office juggler. An eternal optimist driven by a love for the sun, ocean and travel.


Angela Difabio

Business Engagement Coordinator

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A passionate philanthropist, foodie and health nut. Always seeking a good challenge that re-defines boundaries.


Sarah Young

Business Engagement Coordinator

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Adelaide loving Pom, likes finding solutions and chatting over a good coffee.


Adrian Bragagnolo

Project Coordinator - Flinders Innovation Centre

08 8201 7875

3D printing by day, and designing by night. I am a passionate product designer committed to helping people bring new ideas to life.


Robert Love

Innovation in Schools Consultant

08 8201 7595

Built for change. A passionate high school educator and networker who is most alive discussing possibilities over a latte. In fact coffee may just be his life blood.


Alex Tripodi

Envision Community Manager

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Financial Services Consultant (FinTech), Product Manager and Entrepreneur. Loves new challenges and thinking outside the box. If you want to Brainstorm or discuss an idea, I am your man!