Anna Rooke

CEO, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

Anna has over 20 years experience in leading commercialisation, incubation and business development initiatives in the UK and Australia. 

As CEO of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia since 2007, Anna’s goal is to build a vibrant and scalable creative industries sector in Australia. Anna is passionate about early stage investment, establishing the Creative Enterprise Fund, the first early stage fund for creative ventures in Australia in 2013.

Prior to her relocation to Australia in 2006, she was the Director of the UK’s first National Science City and created the first $1m proof of principle fund in Yorkshire to enable entrepreneurs to exploit their commercial potential.

Anna is a Director of Metaverse Group Pty Ltd, Fame & Partners Pty Ltd and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of Brisbane’s Economic Development Board, Creative Economy Board and Queensland Start-up Committee.

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