Kerry Anderson

ABOUT KERRY


Kerry Anderson

Author of Entrepreneurship: It's Everybody's Business, Kerry Anderson is a businesswoman and community advocate from Central Victoria.  Passionate about rural and regional Australia she is committed to changing the conversation from job seeking to job creation.

In a rapidly changing world that she refers to as the 'Era of the Entrepreneur', Kerry works with industry groups and rural communities across Australia.  Renowned for her innovative and practical approach she facilitates engaging, authentic and relevant conversations encouraging everyone to look at existing landscapes with fresh eyes to embrace change and create new opportunities.

Her journey commenced as a 2011 Victorian Rural Woman of the Year finalist when she launched an extensive research project that took her to the United States meeting with successful communities and educators.

Since 2013 Kerry has led the highly innovative Operation Next Gen and Be Your Own Boss programs working with rural towns and secondary schools to engage with young people and encourage entrepreneurs. These programs are offered Australia wide.

As a thought leader Kerry frequently represents the region at national and international forums and is invited to present at conferences here and overseas. In 2017 she was one of two Australians invited by the Kauffman Foundation to Kansas City bringing practitioners worldwide together to share best practice in building collaborative entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Kerry regularly writes a column for Inside Small Business, speaks on ABC Regional Radio, and shares positive stories about rural Australia through her popular blog and social media. Her book, Entrepreneurship: It's everybody's business, was published in 2016. Another is on the way!

In recognition of her extensive networks, knowledge, and passion for rural communities, Kerry was appointed to the Regional Development Australia Loddon Mallee Committee between 2012 and 2015.  From 2016 to 2018 she was an expert adviser to the National Farm Cooperatives Pilot Project.  She is currently serving on the Boards of Castlemaine Health and Working Heritage, appointed by the Victorian State Government.

In 2018 Kerry was named a Top 50 Australian Regional Agent of Change, and honoured with the 8point8 Regional Innovation Ecosystem Leader award.

ASSOCIATES


 
Michael kerr

Michael Kerr

Founder of Kerr Capital which started in 2002, Michael champions small business ownership and works with both sellers and buyers at all of the different stages of the small business ownership life cycle. He provides advice and services covering business sales, business valuation, business exit planning, business improvement, and buying businesses.

Michael has a B.Comm, University of Melbourne (1985) and an MBA, Melbourne Business School (1999). He is a member of the Australian Institute of Business Brokers and a Registered Business Valuer.

Kerr Capital


kerryn suttor

Kerryn Suttor

Kerryn Suttor is the master of E-Learning Solutions for businesses and organisations. With a strong interest in rural Australia, she has an expertise in developing online learning programs and providing online moderation and facilitation services.

Her other services include project management and communication.

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Tim gentle and the think digital coach

Tim Gentle

Tim Gentle is the instigator of a hi-tech 14 metre mobile classroom that “Teaches Tomorrow’s Technology Today” through engaging hands-on digital education, experience and entertainment to Regional, Rural and Remote Australia.

Tim works with businesses and schools all over Australia delivering engaging and inspiring workshops, keynote presentations, online courses, webinars, and one-on-one coaching.

Think Digital

 

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