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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 CEA 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

Gail Lemon

Executive Manager, Finance and Operations

Mark Gustowski

Executive Manager, Startups & Business Incubation

Colin Kinner

Investment Manager, CEA Startup Fund

Jacqueline Kelleher

Events and Projects Manager

Thuy Nguyen

Fashion Development Manager

Angie Galles

Projects & Investment Officer

Atlanta Daniel

Startup Advocate

Ellen Hartwig

Community Host at The Coterie

Brenda Ledger

Office Administrator
Brenda is responsible for assisting the Office Manager with the day to day ...

Emma Grimley

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

Isaac Holmyard

Community and Partnerships Manager

Christina Jones

Marketing and Communications Manager

Philippe Ceulen

Programs and Engagement Manager

Timothy Hui

Projects & Community Co-ordinator

Shelli Trung

Expert in Residence (ExIR)

Ashton Ghion

Content & Design Co-ordinator

Our Board

Amanda Boland

Company Secretary

Anne-Marie Birkill

Non-Executive Director

Kylie Lamprecht

Non-Executive Director

Gavan Ranger

Non-Executive Director

Mandy Thomas

Non-Executive Director

Robina Xavier

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...

Brett Chenoweth

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