Susan Petrellis

Susan Petrellis, BSc. MBA GAICD is an experienced CEO and non-executive director. She offers international experience in industry, research, government, and education, building capability in organisations, industries, and economies across the agrifood, manufacturing and tech verticals.

Raised from a trans-Tasman farming background, her executive business experience spans senior roles in strategy, marketing, R&D, and innovation in tier – 1 FMCG food and beverage, pharma, and tech businesses, working across 4 continents. Her public sector experience has included CEO and GM roles across multiple policy areas including trade and market access, investment, regional development, industry, innovation & science, workforce skills, health, agriculture, and data.

She is a founder/founding member of 5 start-ups including innovation and sustainable leadership consultancy, Bounce Partners.

Her governance specialisations in corporate development, innovation and ESG have developed through non-executive and advisory board experience with innovation-led statutory authorities, public and private unlisted entities, including Innovation & Science Australia, Agrifutures Australia, Hort Innovation, National Computational Infrastructure and Innovation & Business Skills Australia. She offers subcommittee experience in strategy, investment, finance audit and risk, ESG and nominations, and has been honoured by Federal Ministerial and Governor-General appointments to national innovation system boards since 2013.