In line with the South Australian Government’s new approach to economic growth and entrepreneurship, a Chief Entrepreneur has been appointed and an Entrepreneurship Advisory Board will soon be appointed.

Jim Whalley, who is the Chairman and co-founder of innovative defence industry company Nova Systems and a former fighter pilot, has been named South Australia’s Chief Entrepreneur.

The new board will have oversight for the Innovation, Incubation, Start-up and Growth Hub at Lot Fourteen and be supported by a newly established Office of the Chief Entrepreneur, also located at the Hub.

To assist in implementation of this new model, TechInSA will be wound up in the coming months.

The services and support for entrepreneurs and start-ups provided by TechInSA will be transitioned into the Office of the Chief Entrepreneur and expanded in collaboration with private sector providers and the Department for Industry and Skills.