19 April 2023

Industry Capability Network completes national footprint with ACT membership

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Canberra, 19 April 2023 

Industry Capability Network (ICN) National Office Chief Executive Officer, Mr Warren Jansen, has welcomed the decision to set up a new Australian Capital Territory ICN in 2023. The move re-instates the original ICN footprint, with all Australian states and territories now represented, following Tasmania re-joining the network in 2022.   

ICN National Office Chair, Derek Lark, said “This is an important milestone for ICN and for Australian industry as a whole. Having a dedicated ACT presence will enable our national network of Industry Specialists to promote the capabilities of local businesses and connect them with supply chain opportunities across Australia and New Zealand.”  

Louise Wakefield has been recruited to establish the ICN ACT office and work closely with the Territory government, industry partners and other stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes for the Canberra economy. Louise has broad experience dealing with projects and businesses, including a background in local government and property development.   

“I am looking forward to working with the network to support local businesses to showcase and grow their capabilities by connecting them with some of the exciting project opportunities in our region, and beyond,” said Louise.  

Through ICN Gateway, suppliers have access to projects worth more than $400bn to the Australian economy, from an impressive array of prime clients, including Rheinmetall, Shell, John Holland, Rio Tinto and BAE, to name a few. ICN Industry Specialists help local businesses to identify, and individually or collectively tender for opportunities across Australia and New Zealand. This helps address one of the biggest challenges facing small to medium enterprises (SMEs), which is accessing new business opportunities and breaking into new or expanding supply chains.  

“If you’re a project manager, get in touch with your local ICN office to find out how you can save time and money in the procurement process,” said Derek. “And if you’re an SME looking to expand your business, make sure you register your details on ICN Gateway.”  

For more information about how ICN can assist your business go to www.icn.org.au 

For more information about ICN Gateway go to www.gateway.icn.org.au 


Media contact 

ICN National Office Chief Executive Officer, Warren Jansen and Marketing and Communications Manager, Karen Lenton are both available for comment.   

Warren Jansen 


+61 404 473 236 

Karen Lenton 


+61 404 867 506 

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