Professional Bio & Experience

Zoe Piper has over 20 years’ experience across management consulting, technology, manufacturing and investment. With a focus on innovation and sustainability, Zoe is actively engaged in a broad range of roles and appointments.

Combining her interests in technology and social impact, in 2017 Zoe founded Ethitrade International, a blockchain based provenance platform empowering small enterprises in South-East Asia. In 2009 Zoe also cofounded Ecolour, an Australian based manufacturer of premium quality, non-toxic (zero-VOC) paint. Ecolour is now used by hotel chains, hospitals and leading developers across the country.

Alongside her entrepreneurial ventures, Zoe has also spent the past 7 years working to drive innovation and boost industry productivity. At CSIRO she founded and led IC Global, an award winning suite of platforms developed to drive innovation by facilitating expertise discovery, problem solving and data visualization. This involved engaging over 70 partners from industry, research, and government (both domestically and abroad) to collaboratively design and develop the platforms. Zoe was named as a 2020 ACT State Finalist (Public Sector & Academia category) for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards for her work leading IC Global. During her first two and a half years at CSIRO Zoe also served as Data61’s representative on the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) board of directors.

Zoe has shared her knowledge on stage both domestically and abroad in New York (Ecolour), Vietnam (Ethitrade) and Manila (IC Global). She has also served on a range of committees and judging panels, including the CRC Association Excellence in Innovation Awards, Australian Export Awards, Enactus National Competition, and the Centre for Workplace Leadership Survey of Australian Leadership (SAL) Steering Committee. In addition, Zoe regularly mentors start-ups and young professionals looking to proactively shape their careers.

Zoe is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (serving on ACT Division Council), and a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (formerly chairing the AIM ACT Regional Advisory Committee). She has studied in the USA, Europe, and China, and her qualifications include an MBA, and Bachelor of Economics/Communication. Zoe is currently undertaking a PhD (Public Policy: cross-sector careers) at the Australian National University.

Working with Zoe

Zoe is always open to discussing potential projects and business ventures that could benefit from her expertise, whether that be as an advisor, investor, or facilitator of connections. Please get in contact to arrange an initial chat.

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