Held on the 21st Nov 2021
at 1:15pm to
, Southern Tasmania
Harvard Lecture Theatre 1, Sandy Bay CampusSummary:
What happens to students after uni? How do you build or become central to an awesome Tassie brand? Find out how successful Tasmanians are doing it, and how you can follow their path! Starring Susie Cretan from Pumphouse Point, Ben Cameron from Yumbah Aquaculture, and our own entrepreneurship expert James Riggall.
James is a Tasmanian entrepreneur and academic at the University of Tasmania. Founder and managing director of Bitlink, a local technology education company, James is a senior industry fellow with the University of Tasmania where he teaches entrepreneurship. James also travels to the United States each year to teach extended reality (virtual and augmented reality) technology at Bellevue College in Washington State.
James is a director of Regional Development Australia (Tasmania), a member of the Queen Victoria Museum Governance Advisory Board, chair of the Pearcy Foundation (Tasmania) and a director of Enterprize Tasmania. James is a Fulbright Scholar, a winner of the Benson Award for Entrepreneurship and was one of the first Ambassadors for Public Education in Tasmania.
Marketing Manager, Pumphouse Point
Susie Cretan is an experienced Marketing Manager with success stories in owned and earned media, public relations, social media, advertising, communications and product strategy in experiential, high-end tourism.
Susie completed a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Science at the University of Tasmania. Her current role manages sales and distribution strategies, owned marketing channels, partnerships and public relations for the unique accommodation at Pumphouse Point, Lake St Clair. In her role as Marketing Manager, Susie works closely with operational teams to find opportunities to enhance and refine the guest experience at Tasmania’s newest wilderness retreat.
Executive Director, Yumbah Aquaculture
Ben is the Executive Director of Yumbah Aquaculture, a pioneering shellfish aquaculture company based in Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria. Yumbah earned and impressive $28m in revenue for 2021, harvesting mussels, oysters and abalone.
Ben studied his Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Tasmania, and since completing his studies, he has become a Director of Seafood Maritime Training, Oysters Tasmania and consulted overseas with Beyond Aquaculture Consulting. He was the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council Industry Ambassador (2001), won the Tasmanian Aquaculture Council Young Achiever Award (2013) and the National Aquaculture Council Young Achiever Award (2013).