About CEA

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) helps start, grow, scale and connect creative companies and is Australia’s only dedicated creative industries accelerator.

CEA Team

Since 2008, over 4,000 entrepreneurs have engaged in Creative Enterprise services. We have supported over 500 creative companies on site, created over 50 startups and established Australia’s first creative Startup Fund. CEA offers access to workspace, business mentoring, special events, networks, research expertise and capital to foster the growth of the creative industries in Australia.

We are a commercial company owned by QUT with an independent Board of Directors set up to help grow creative businesses. We were established to help provide ‘real world’ enterprise services to support the growth of creative industries. We work with creative companies at different stages but our services are not exclusive to QUT graduates, so we would love to see how we can help your company.

Startups benefit from access to mentoring, networking and training opportunities, research, workspace solutions and production facilities.

Creative businesses are provided with essential business skills through a range of services tailored to the creative industries as well as access to leading technology, office space and facilities.

Thanks to our close relationship with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) you can access the latest research and university resources which could help boost your company prospects. We work closely with the QUT through their award winning Creative Industries Faculty to explore research in areas which will contribute to enhancing business competitiveness.

Our Team

Anna Rooke, Chief Executive Officer (currently on maternity leave)

Anna Rooke

Chief Executive Officer (currently on maternity leave)
Mark Gustowski, Acting CEO/ Executive Manager, Startups & Business Incubation

Mark Gustowski

Acting CEO/ Executive Manager, Startups & Business Incubation
Gail Lemon, Executive Manager, Finance and Operations

Gail Lemon

Executive Manager, Finance and Operations
Thuy Nguyen, Fashion Development Manager

Thuy Nguyen

Fashion Development Manager
Shelli Trung, Expert in Residence (ExIR)

Shelli Trung

Investment Fund Manager
Jacqueline Kelleher, Events and Projects Manager

Jacqueline Kelleher

Events and Projects Manager
Isaac Holmyard, Community and Partnerships Manager

Isaac Holmyard

Community and Partnerships Manager
Philippe Ceulen, Programs and Engagement Manager

Philippe Ceulen

Programs and Engagement Manager
Christina Jones, Marketing and Communications Manager

Christina Jones

Marketing and Communications Manager
Emma Grimley, Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO

Emma Grimley

Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO
Emma has over 10 years of experience in executive administration and client ...
Brenda Ledger, Office Administrator

Brenda Ledger

Office Administrator
Brenda is responsible for assisting the Office Manager with the day to day ...
Timothy Hui, Projects & Community Co-ordinator

Timothy Hui

Programs Coordinator & Investment Analyst
Timothy is driven by community, helping to develop growing entrepreneurs and ...
Josie Kent, Content Creator

Josie Kent

Content Creator
Miriam Bligh, Marketing & Design Co-ordinator

Miriam Bligh

Graphic Designer

Colin Kinner

Investment Fund Advisor, CEA Startup Fund

Our Board

Brett Chenoweth, Chairman

Brett Chenoweth

Brett brings a wealth of major international experience across media, technol...

Amanda Boland

Company Secretary

Anne-Marie Birkill

Non-Executive Director

Mandy Thomas

Non-Executive Director

Robina Xavier

Non-Executive Director
Dr Jenny Harry, Non-Executive Director

Dr Jenny Harry

Non-Executive Director
Dr Jenny Harry is the Chair of QUT Enterprise Holdings Pty Ltd and a non-Exec...
John Humphrey, Non-Executive Director

John Humphrey

Non-Executive Director
John Humphrey is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Queensland ...