Gavin Artz is the CEO of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT); a national body bringing together creative innovation, science and technology. Through extensive financial and operational management experience across multinational corporations (Coinco and Royal Vendors) and community not for profit organisations, Gavin has developed a passion for governance and strategy. He will graduate with an MBA from the University of South Australia in August 2010, holds a BA from La Trobe University in Politics and has started down the long CPA road. At ANAT Gavin is involved in developing transdisciplinary research and development opportunities focusing on the creative; from the arts through to the sciences. Working closely with Academia but separate from it gives Gavin a unique perspective, taking in creative practitioners, research, government and business. He currently serves on the MEGA SA working group, where he lectures and provides business development mentoring to participants of this University accredited entrepreneurship masterclass series. He is company Secretary for the Australian Design Alliance which has a membership of peak bodies from architecture and urban planning, through graphic design and the arts. Gavin actively advocates for new approaches to creative commercialisation to both government and business and developed the concept of Ancillary IPs. He has written and presented on IP and commercialisation both in Australia and internationally.
Governance, strategy, finance, entrepreneurship, IP commercilisation