Bronte Adams, Director, and founder of Dandolo Partners is a Rhodes Scholar, former McKinsey & Co consultant, senior government executive, and board director. Respected for her bipartisan and independent approach, she has led and managed public sector policy development and implementation and has advised a wide range of clients in the innovation, health, technology, science & research, startup, cultural, and education sectors. She advised the Hon. Alan Stockdale and went on to lead the Victorian Government’s technology arm as CEO, 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 has chaired and sat on numerous public and private sector entities. Current appointments include membership of the Rhodes Trust in Australia, Deputy Chair of Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee and the Health Innovation and Reform Council.
She has previously served as a director or board member of a number of organisations, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Director); Melbourne University Publishing (Deputy Chair); Chair of VICSTART ($60M Technology Commercialisation Program); Deputy Chair of $120 M Science Technology Innovation Infrastructure Grants Program; Victorian Government ICT Advisory Council (Deputy Chair); Business Spectator Advisory Group; Australia Council’s New Media and Visual Arts Boards (2004); National Selection Committee of the General Sir John Monash Foundation; Victorian Government’s Innovation Economy Advisory Boar (appointed by the Hon. John Brumby) and three-person Tertiary Education Expert Advisory Group (appointed by the Hon. Jacinta Allen).
She was appointed by the Hon. Richard Alston to the Commonwealth Government Broadband Advisory Group and was a judge of the Victorian Export Awards and Premier’s Literary Awards.
Bronte has over 20 years experience and national profile in technology, innovation, science and government policy in management, expert advisory and consulting roles. She has expertise in procurement, regulation, and infrastructure builds.
She is a trusted advisor at the most senior levels of government and universities and successfully assists large corporates in their commercial dealings with government. Prior to her role at McKinsey & Co, Bronte was an academic at Oxford University and has lectured around the world including at Harvard, Cornell, Delhi and Oxford Universities.