Our regional presence

Our Industry Advisers bring extensive experience and knowledge across a broad range of industry sectors which enables us to offer well rounded advice whilst adhering to the strictest probity rules.

From working with bidders to identify local suppliers to post tender award support, our team is out and about in the marketplace every day engaging with suppliers and building supplier knowledge.

Learn a little more about each of our industry advisers below.

Our Industry Advisers

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Medtech Industry Adviser

Dr Craig Neylon

Dr Craig Neylon is an industry leader in health sciences with passion for international research engagement and demonstrated expertise in building industry partnerships. This is supported by Craig’s skills and experience in commercialisation, licensing, contracts, IP management, stakeholder engagement, and partnership development between university, hospital and industry sectors.

Connect with Craig on LinkedIn  | 0417385975 | cneylon@icnvic.org.au

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Industry Adviser

Peter McCracken

Peter McCracken is the Regional Industry Adviser for Geelong, Barwon and Great South Coast.

Peter has extensive experience in manufacturing – particularly in the automotive sector – with roles covering business development/sales, training, installation, and production. Peter has worked at the Ford Motor Company, at which he held a range of roles from electrical to plant supervisor. Peter then moved onto both technical and business development roles with companies such as Clipsal, Schneider Electric and Eaton Industries.

Connect with Peter on LinkedIn  | 0407 505 477 | pmccracken@icnvic.org.au

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Industry Adviser

Colin Young

Colin Young is the Regional Industry Adviser for Gippsland.

Colin has an extensive background in the energy sector, including more than 25 years as Engineering Manager at Victoria’s largest power station, Loy Yang A. As a long-term local resident of Gippsland, Colin has a passion for regional business with a particular focus on helping them transition to renewable energy opportunities as they emerge.

Connect with Colin on LinkedIn | 0438 753 428 | cyoung@icnvic.org.au

Industry Adviser

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is the Regional Industry Adviser for Northern Victoria.

Michael has worked across much of Western and Northern Victoria and joins us after a highly successful eleven-year career in telecommunications with the two largest providers in Australia. He also works in the not-for profit space with leadership roles in Employment Services and across the disability sector as well as managing social enterprises. He also participated in the Leadership Ballarat and Western Region community leadership program.

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn | 0447 330 836 | msmith@icnvic.org.au

Industry Adviser

Stuart Smyth

Stuart Smyth is the Industry Adviser for Metro Melbourne and will be responsible for supporting major civil infrastructure projects.

He  has tertiary qualifications in Science and Business, and a diverse background spanning over 20 years across commercial, government and university settings. Stuart is passionate about teamwork and collaboration, customer and stakeholder relationships and creating sustainable impact.

Connect with Stuart on LinkedIn | 0401 976 300 | ssmyth@icnvic.org.au

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Senior Industry Liason

Andrew Bradley

Having joined ICN Victoria in 2007 as Grampians Regional Manager, Andrew is currently the Senior Industry Liaison, a position that is crucial to delivering the state government’s Local Jobs First Policy. Andrew has extensive experience in this field and works cross-functionally within ICN

Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn | 0447446091 |abradley@icnvic.org.au


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Renewable Energy Industry Adviser

Lisa Maro

Lisa Maro is our Renewable Energy Industry Adviser, working on the huge number of renewable projects in Victoria. Lisa is excited to be a part of this dynamic team helping to maximise local content in this rapid growth sector. She will also work on some metro-based strategic construction projects.

Lisa comes to us from the power industry, having worked in national sales roles selling locally manufactured substation products across many sectors including the renewables industry. She has an electrical engineering background and has also completed an MBA.

Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn | 0437853951 | lmaro@icnvic.org.au

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