Fiona Tschaut
0403 607 008
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B/Business, Accounting and Finance; MBA 

As Acting Chief Operating Officer at the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre my aim is to curate programs that are innovative, human-centred and empower creative confidence in those with a dream to make the world a better place.

I am inspired by thought leaders like Muhammad Yunus and Tom Kelley and their belief in unleashing the creative potential and entrepreneur that lies within each and every one of us.

My current work focuses on helping individuals, companies and startups harness the power of design thinking to foster a culture of innovation, build creative confidence and shape the products, services and spaces of the future. 

I spent the first decade of my career working internationally, facilitating short, intensive innovation sprints with individuals, communities and startups to push the boundaries of creative practice, sustainability, entrepreneurship and design-led social innovation. A few highlights include:

  • Social Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid – India
  • Urban Design and Sustainable Community Development – The Maldives
  • Poverty Alleviation and Microfinance – Vietnam.

I’m hugely passionate about real, radical collaborative partnerships, digital fabrication and Blockchain.

When I’m not at the MCIC you’ll find me out in the ocean. I’m a surf sports athlete and current world champion for my age group in the surf race and iron woman.