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Ian Martinus

Change Management Contractor

Dr. Martinus is an economic development and trade and investment specialist with extensive government and private sector experience in economic development, ICT investment management, cybersecurity commercialization and market development, international education and training, as well as technology transfer. A strong focus of his work has been in strategy design and go-to-market execution.

Dr. Martinus has the highest level of expertise in the co-ordination and execution of strategies particularly with respect to mutually beneficial partnerships. He is a current and active board member of Economic Development Australia (EDAWA) & was accepted (2017) as an ‘Australian Certified Economic Developer and scholarship winner of EDA professional development study tour to North America 2017.

Dr. Martinus has managed trade and investment implementations in the Marshall Islands, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Africa, for former Soviet countries, Indonesia and within the public and private sectors in the United States, Japan and Australia. He has extensive South-East and North-Asian experience with Japanese companies including Tokyu Corporation (JV) and Sekisui House. His highly developed analytical skills and superior presentation and writing skills position him as one of Australia’s leading economic development practitioners with intimate knowledge and networks among private Asian corporations in the areas of capital management, ICT investment, urban development, health and life sciences.

As Director of the WA AustCyber Innovation Hub, he actively promoted cyber security as a hyper growth job creator and intellectual property opportunity for Australian export development. He recently completed a South Australian government economic impact assessment of the cybersecurity industry in that state (August 2021).