Grok Academy chief strategy officer Martha McKeen

Grok Academy names former CBA exec, Martha McKeen, as chief strategy officer

- February 16, 2024 2 MIN READ

Schools-focused digital skills e-learning platform in Grok Academy has appointed Martha McKeen to a new role as chief strategy officer. Grok Academy is a not-for-profit edtech charity focused on digital technologies education. CEO Dr James Curran said McKeen’s breadth of experience across education, technology, and cyber security portfolios at the Commonwealth Bank, including working with… Read more »

Taryn Wiilliams, Martin Karafilis, Samantha Martin-Williams

Taryn Williams and Samantha Martin-Williams join Fishburners board

- September 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Fishburners has appointed Taryn Williams and Samantha Martin Williams to the board of the Early-stage startup community hub. They replace Jacqui Feeney, who leaves to become CEO of Screen Queensland, and Andrew Thornton, whose term has expired.   Taryn Williams is the founder and CEO of and WINK Models, and entrepreneurship thought leader.  Fishburners CEO… Read more »

Investible, Rod Bristow, Charlie Ill

Investible names Charlie Ill as first chief investment officer to ramp up global focus

- February 27, 2023 2 MIN READ

Early-stage venture capital firm Investible has named Asia-Pacific investment expert Charlie Ill as the group’s first Chief Investment Officer as the fund ramps up its global presence. The Sydney-headquartered VC, which also has an office in Singapore, has also promoted Jayden Basha to principal and Ben Lindsay to investment manager. Ill has been charged with… Read more »


CBA’s x15ventures ramps up leadership team with Jane Martino and Ben Heap signing on

- January 27, 2021 2 MIN READ

Commonwealth Bank’s venture scaling entity, x15ventures, has made two key appointments, including its first non-executive, independent chairman in Ben Heap, while Jane Martino will become x15’s first external portfolio adviser. Heap is prominent in startups and investment, as founder of fintech VC fund H2 Ventures, having invested in more than 50 fintech start-ups over the… Read more »