Anna Rooke


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 has over 20 years experience in leading commercialisation, incubation and business development initiatives in the UK and Australia. She is passionate about early stage investment, establishing the Creative Enterprise Fund (now CEA Startup 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 and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was the Chairman of Fame & Partners Pty Ltd until February 2016 supporting the company from startup through to Series A investment. She is a member of Brisbane’s Economic Development Advisory Board, Creative Economy Board and Queensland Startup Committee.