Building Innovation capability is Oakley’s raison d’être. Experienced as an innovation specialist she has pioneered and championed innovation programs that have won awards and achieved outstanding results. With her unique insights into public sector innovation, Oakley has spoken to international audiences on the topic of connecting government using human systems and digital technology.

Admitted as a lawyer of the ACT Supreme Court, Oakley holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and a Masters of Law (LLM) from the Australian National University. She has founded several small businesses, been appointed to the Boards of two Australian companies, provided leadership as CEO of an international innovation company, and has worked in the public sector as a policy expert for over a decade.

Oakley integrates academic research across a variety of subject matter from public administration, through to law, business management, workforce capability, entrepreneurship, and innovation to develop practical programs that empower.

Oakley’s personal vision is that within her lifetime, every child in Australia will have the fundamental skills and mindset they need to innovate.