You've finally managed to get a meeting with your key stakeholder! This may be your one and only chance to to advocate persuasively for your project and lock in the support you need. Or not…
Using her 'fly on the wall' experience as a senior ministerial advisor, Astrid Wootton will share some tips on what to do (and what not to do) with your half-hour spot in the diary of a key influencer.
Please note: This event is free, but only open to Startup Tasmania members. If you're not a member, please join here.
Dr Astrid Wootton
Astrid established Exceptional Consulting in 2014. She provides small to medium enterprises with help in the areas of government relations, business plans, grant applications, research and reports.
Astrid was awarded a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne in 1998. She forged a successful career in arts and museum directorship, first as Resources Coordinator at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, then as Director of the Design Centre Tasmania (now Design Tasmania) from 2003 to 2009, where she project managed three national touring exhibitions, curated more than fifty craft and design exhibitions, and wrote numerous articles, essays and exhibition catalogues on the subject of design. She played a key national advocacy role for the design industry from 2006-2009, working with interstate colleagues to have the design sector formally recognised by the Federal Government as a key driver of the creative industries, and included in the National Cultural Policy. Astrid worked as a senior ministerial advisor in the Tasmanian government from 2010-2014, specialising in economic development, arts, heritage, and innovation, science & technology. She was seconded to the Office of the Premier in early 2014 to create, write and present public policy across government.
Astrid has significant governance experience and has been a non-executive director of a number of boards at State and National levels. She is currently a Board Member of the RSPCA.
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