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ANFF-C is pleased to announce that Prof Alan Broadfoot presented the 5th webinar of ANFF-C’s ‘Manufacturing for Startups’ seminar series: ‘Drivers for Growth.’

Prof Alan Broadfoot is the Executive Director of the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), one of the University’s flagship research institutes established a decade ago to provide practical and viable benefits to industry through a collaborative engagement model. His current role at the University of Newcastle includes supporting the ATRaCE trailblazer program. Alan is focused energy, resources, food and water, focused on creating solutions to address critical issues in these areas. Alan has a long history of growing companies in the manufacturing space. In this seminar, Prof Broadfoot discussed some of his experience acquiring and growing manufacturing businesses.

Biography: Professor Alan Broadfoot has been the Executive Director of the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) at the University of Newcastle since 2010. At NIER, Alan leads an ambitious agenda linking industry and academia for transformational research in energy, resources, food and water. Alan holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Honours) from the University of Newcastle. An electrical engineer in various roles from 1985, Alan joined electrical design and manufacturing company Ampcontrol in 1991 and held senior management positions, including Managing Director and CEO from 2005–2010. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and was Chair of the Australian Industry Group Hunter Manufacturing Council from 2004 –2009. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of The Royal Society of NSW, Chair of the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub and Board member of TUNRA and CRC CARE.

Interested in watching this amazing webinar? View the video here.

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