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Our Vision


To contribute to increased economic activity and employment for Australia and New Zealand,
by assisting industries to gain a greater share of domestic and international business opportunities


Our strategic goals


We work to stimulate and foster an open and competitive marketplace for Australian and New Zealand industry so that:

  • local industry participation remains strong
  • Australian and NZ businesses, particularly SMEs, have a fair share of domestic business opportunities

Our Board

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Mr Derek Lark

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Elec)
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors (Order of Merit)
  • Executive Director ICNL 16 years to March 2020
  • Director, CEO, Company Secretary and senior executive
  • Strategy consultant
  • Board Member and Finance Committee member, Cerebral Palsy Education Centre, Melbourne
  • Chairman, Kinloch Court Owners Corporation
  • Director, Alembec Pty Ltd
  • Past Director, Progressing Business Institute Ltd
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Mr Warren Jansen

  • Executive Director, Industry Capability Network Limited
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Mr Andrew Keith Dettmer

  • National President, The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
  • Board Member, The Australia Institute
  • Committee Member, APHEDA
  • Board Member, Carbon Nexus
  • Represents the ACTU on SafeWork Australia
  • Previous Board Member, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency
  • Previous Board Member, QMI Solutions
  • Previous Member, ICN Queensland, the Queensland Training and Employment Recognition Council and Construction Skills Queensland
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Elizabeth Edwards

  • Principal, Williams Winter Solicitors
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia
  • Admitted to the Federal Court of Australia
  • 20 years experience as a practising solicitor
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Mr Stuart Kenny

  • Managing Director, Utopia NT Pty Ltd
  • Vice President and Director, Chamber of Commerce NT
  • Board Member, Manufacturers Council NT
  • Agriculture, Defence, Manufacturing and Government Relations
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Dr Tim Turner

  • Fellow, Australian Computer Society, Past Branch Chair
  • Sole Director, Electric Spells Pty Ltd
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Rebecca Woods

  • Fellow, Australian HR Institute
  • Member, UNSW Canberra School of Business Advisory Board
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Former State Council member: Australian HR Institute
  • 20+ Years experience in Workforce skills development and Vocational Education and Training; Communications and organisational culture

Our Success


We measure our success by the results achieved for our users, such as:

For suppliers

  • Number of new projects and work package opportunities listed
  • Visibility of their business for potential buyers
  • Number of searches for local suppliers
  • Value of work won
  • Connections with buyers and supply chains
  • An easy, cost-effective and rewarding experience using our products and services

For buyers

  • Population of active suppliers to get work done
  • Visibility of their work opportunities for potential suppliers
  • Number of registrations of interest from local suppliers
  • Supply chain performance
  • Regulatory compliance
  • An easy, cost-effective and rewarding experience using our products and services

For government

  • Levels of industry participation
  • Levels of compliance with regulatory obligations
  • Easy access to quality data and insight to inform decision making


Our business structure and accountability


The Network is a joint venture made up of the company members of ICNL.

Although each member is an independent organisation with its own business model and accountabilities, we are all subject to terms and conditions in relation to our roles in the Network:

  • As company members of ICNL, we must comply with the requirements of membership set out in the Memorandum & Articles of Association
  • As licensed users of ICNL assets, we must comply with the terms and conditions set out in the:
    • ICN Software Licence Agreement
    • ICN Trademark Licence Agreement
    • ICN National Operations Manual


Annual Reports


To view our previous Annual Reports please visit our Reports & Publications section.


Phone 1300 961 139 (within Australia)
Phone +61 2 6285 2033 (outside Australia)
Email helpdesk@icn.org.au