17 August 2023
Daniel Petre AO, StartGiving Founder and Chair has been named by the Federal Government as a member of the new National Reconstruction Fund Board.
The $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) is the biggest investment focusing on enhancing the capability and capacity of the Australian economy in living memory.
“I am honoured to have been invited to join the National Reconstruction Fund Board. I look forward to using my skills and experience to help support and grow critical industry and market sectors as part of this important national project,” said Daniel Petre.
The NRF Board members’ specialist knowledge spans the NRF’s seven priority investment areas: renewables and low emissions technologies; medical science; transport; value-add in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors; value-add in resources; defence capability; and enabling capabilities.
Martijn Wilder AM will Chair the Board. Other Board members include Ahmed Fahour AO, Dr Katharine Giles, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, Kathryn Presser AM, Karen Smith-Pomeroy and Darren Walton.
About Daniel Petre AO
Daniel Petre AO is a technology industry executive, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist with a broad range of non-executive director experience. Mr Petre is a Co-founder and Partner Emeritus of AirTree, the Chair of Vera Living, and a Director of MetaOptima Technology Inc. He is also an Adjunct Professor at UNSW and a member of the UNSW Centre for Social Impact’s Advisory Council.
StartGiving is on a mission to inspire a new culture of giving in the Australian innovation community. Its goal is to help hundreds of successful founders and tech execs start their giving journey and launch their own personal charitable foundations, making giving the default and the expectation.
National Reconstruction Fund Board member announcement
Catherine Feeney, Head of Marketing & Communications, StartGiving