Beau Leese is the co-founder & co-CEO of Practera, an experiential learning edtech company which helps learners build real world skills for the jobs of tomorrow. Practera has powered programs linking more than 70% of Australian Universities and tens of thousands of students with Government, Business and Community organisations. Practera have an awesome, diverse team of 40 staff in 8 countries.
Prior to Practera, Beau was Head of Strategy, Innovation & International for the CSIRO, Australia’s national R&D Agency, and co-founded CSIRO’s deep tech startup program - CSIRO ‘ON’. Beau was formerly a Director with Deloitte Consulting, co-founded two other technology startups and worked in program development for an Australian University. Beau holds a Bachelor of Laws, Masters of Marketing and is a Member of the AICD.