2017 Asia-Pacific program participants

Beau Leese

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Beau Leese
Co-founder and Co-CEO

Beau is an executive with a passion for positive innovation, building skills and creating shared value.

Beau is Co-founder and Co-CEO of Intersective, an education technology start-up which seeks to better connect work and learning.

Prior to joining Intersective full-time at the end of 2015, Beau was Head of Strategy, Innovation & International for the CSIRO — Australia’s national R&D agency, with a budget of approximately US$1.4b. In this role, Beau led the development of CSIRO's Strategy 2020, led a major organizational reform and co-founded CSIRO’s accelerator / entrepreneurship program — CSIRO ON.

Beau was formerly a director with Deloitte Consulting, where he delivered strategy, innovation and performance improvement projects for universities, companies and government agencies, and previously co-founded two online start-ups. Beau was an AFR BOSS Young Executive of the Year in 2013. He holds a Certificate in Executive Leadership, Masters in Marketing, Bachelor of Laws and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“We want to accelerate our business to enable positive experiential learning for millions of people through our Practera platform, tools and apps. Programs like internships, apprenticeships, business projects and mentoring schemes build skills and human capital for more than one billion knowledge workers, and can be more efficiently supported at scale with Practera.”

Beau Leese, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Intersective and Wes Sonnenreich, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Intersective