With a Master of Business Administration and a science degree, Jim has also completed the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program.
Jim is a member of the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Advisory Committee, the council of the University of South Australia, the board of the Adelaide Festival and a non-executive director of Australian Naval Infrastructure.
Leader of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, he provides high level, independent advice to the South Australian Cabinet and the business community to enable entrepreneurialism across all forms of business, industry and the public sector.
Sitting within the Department for Innovation and Skills, the Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur guides the implementation of actions set out within the FIXE strategy.
Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
The Entrepreneurship Advisory Board including the Chief Entrepreneur provides high level, independent advice to the South Australian Cabinet on entrepreneurship matters.
The Entrepreneurship Advisory Board’s high-level aims are to:
- Provide strategic advice to enable entrepreneurialism across all forms of business, industry and public sector in South Australia
- Strengthen community awareness and appreciation of entrepreneurship and business through showcasing and championing South Australian businesses, entrepreneurial talent and the impact they have on South Australia
- Recommend measures to connect South Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with networks nationally and internationally given the opportunities offered by the scale of global markets
- Advocate for the uptake of entrepreneurship education through strengthening communication with the school education system and tertiary education institutions.
View the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board Terms of Reference here (PDF).