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DR BRONTE ADAMS AM

Bronte is a leading thinker and advisor in Australian public policy and strategy.

She founded dandolopartners to apply the logic, discipline and approaches she learnt in top level management consulting to achieve public impact.

Respected for her bipartisan and incisive approach, Bronte has led and managed public sector policy development and implementation. She has advised a wide range of clients in the innovation, health, technology, science & research, startup, cultural, and education sectors.

Influential work

  • Assessed the merits of a government supported life sciences fund to drive innovation and growth in the Victorian sector, including advice on the size, nature and governance of such a fund. The advice informed significant commercial decisions

  • Developed a strategy for generating and capturing economic value from startups and entrepreneurs for a state government. The work resulted in the creation of a statutory entity that has carried out a highly successful strategy to build the state’s startup sector

  • Worked with a former head of the Department of Premier and Cabinet to design a new commissioning model  and other reforms to support a more sustainable human services system.

  • Successfully undertook two major, multi-year national education evaluations that involved the development of rigorous evaluation frameworks; research and data analysis; engagement with inter-jurisdictional multilateral working groups, and state and territory education authorities and peak bodies.

Bronte is a former CEO, Rhodes Scholar, McKinsey & Co consultant, senior and senior government executive. She was an advisor to a reformist state Treasurer and went on to lead the Victorian Government’s technology arm, reforming government through the use of technology, managing major procurements, attracting foreign investment and stimulating the uptake of technology across commercial, public and community sectors.

Bronte is actively involved in public life within and outside dandolo. Current and past appointments include:

  • Innovation and Science Australia,

  • UNESCO High Commission, the Rhodes Trust in Australia and Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee,

  • General Sir John Monash Foundation National Selection Committee

  • Australia Council’s New Media and Visual Arts Boards

  • Victorian Education and Research Network

  • Innovation Economy Advisory Board

  • Health Innovation and Reform Council

  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra,

  • Melbourne University Publishing

  • Tertiary Education Expert Advisory Group

  • A range of other innovation, science and technology advisory and commercialization bodies, and ICT and Gov2.0 advisory bodies.