Entrepreneurial, analytical, strategic thinkers and planners, the team have a unique combination of experience in emerging technologies, market development, investment and economic research; public policy advocacy; think-tank facilitation; corporate and government engagement; and peak industry liaison. 


John Kean OAM


As Chairman, John is also Executive Chairman of Pinpoint Pty Limited, director of the Victor Chang Institute and board member at Jamieson Coote Bonds. John acts as an Independent Business Advisor and holds directorships in various businesses involved in marketing, finance, education, primary production, property and healthcare.

Bill Petreski PhD


As founder and Principal, Bill Petreski is an internationally experienced and commercially driven professional with over 25-years’ experience in managing emerging technology; in developing and executing business strategies that stimulate the financing, uptake, adoption and commercialisation of emerging technologies across multiple sectors.

e: bill.petreski@strategy61.com.au

p: +61 439 222 848


Hugh Sheppard


As founder and Manager, Hugh Sheppard has seven-years’ experience in strategy, technology and investment with startups, SMEs, research institutions, and government.

Hugh brings broad expertise across technologies and markets, having advised high-growth companies with businesses including fintech, data analytics, biomedical investment and cybersecurity.

e: hugh.sheppard@strategy61.com.au

p: +61 439 830 314


Gordon Noble


 Gordon has a focus on strategy, investment and sustainability. Over a 25 year career he has worked in public policy, advocacy, economics and investment including supporting the foundation of the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment. At Strategy61 Gordon is delivering projects in Investment Strategy at the intersection of superannuation, publicly listed equities and private equity assets.

e: gordon.noble@strategy61.com.au

p: +61 411 109 998

Robert Relf


Robert is currently working on projects involved with cyber risk, mostly in the energy industry and the new frontiers of Industry 4.0 and brings a depth of knowledge to the team. Robert represents Strategy61 as a member of Australian Cyber Joint Security Centre. By partnering with the ACSC, Strategy61 is part of a trusted network of like-minded cyber security professionals from government, industry, and academia. 

e: robert.relf@strategy61.com.au

p: +61 408 999 768

Ross McDonald


Ross is an internationally experienced engineering and business practitioner with 40+ years working with multinational corporations and SMEs in the energy, manufacturing, transport, defence, and retail industries. Ross is currently working on projects requiring deep operations knowledge and manufacturing supply chains in Industry 4.0 applications.

e: ross.mcdonald@strategy61.com.au

p: +61 407 688 266