Anne-Marie Birkill

Anne-Marie is a General Partner of VC OneVentures Innovation VC Fund, and a strong source of early stage technology innovation opportunities.

Anne-Marie has forged a career in the field of technology commercialisation. She has worked with hundreds of early-stage technology companies as senior executive, mentor and business coach. An active member of the innovation community, she is an Industry Fellow with The University of Queensland (UQ) Business School, Director of the John Heine Entrepreneurial Challenge and a member of a number of government and university advisory groups.

She was previously CEO of i.lab Incubator Pty Ltd (2006 Australian Incubator of the Year and launch pad for many successful Queensland technology companies including Liquid Animation, Mooter Media (ASX: MMZ), Codesion, Ephox, RedFlow Limited (ASX:RFX) and Charm Health), President of the Women in Technology group; and spent five years in the senior management team at UniQuest (The University of Queensland’s award winning commercialisation company). Her interest in technology commercialisation was forged during 15 years in leadership roles in agri-business companies developing and commercialising new cultivars of ornamental, aquatic, food and forestry plants. She has been a significant equity partner in both a plant breeding/propagation company and a boutique technology commercialisation firm.

Her qualifications include a BSc(Hons) from Flinders University and an MBA from The University of Queensland. She is a FAIM and a MAICD.

She is also a Director of energy storage company RedFlow Limited (ASX: RFX).