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Zoe Piper


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Zoe Piper has over 18 years experience across management consulting, technology, manufacturing and investment. She has a strong interest in cross-sector interaction and is actively engaged in a range of roles and appointments.

Highly experienced in assisting organisations (both public and private) to analyse and enhance performance, Zoe regularly facilitates professional connections and collaborations. She is currently developing the overarching strategy for the Data61 Partnership Program “D61+”, and is a Director of the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN). Zoe previously managed the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) Productivity Unit, designing and delivering initiatives to boost firm level productivity (focusing on management and leadership, human capital, innovation & technology, sustainability and trade). In this role Zoe engaged stakeholders from business, academia and government to jointly address Australia’s productivity challenge.

An active investor, Zoe draws on her previous private equity experience to identify investment and joint venture opportunities where she can add value. In 2009 she co-founded Ecolour, an Australian based manufacturer of premium quality, non-toxic paint that is now distributed across the country. In 2015 Zoe was named as a finalist in the Emerging Entrepreneur category of NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.

Zoe is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (formerly chairing the AIM ACT Regional Advisory Committee), and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has studied in the USA, Europe and China, and her qualifications include an MBA, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Communication.

PhD programme

Public Policy

Topic title

Cross-sector Collaboration

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Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

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