Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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.
Oakley speaks about the ACT Government’s Open Data program, and how choosing the right data sets can help change policies.
Oakley founded Healing Bird in 2015 and over the past few years has been researching ways to help communities of people to heal themselves. By combining scientific research into epigenetics, and alternative medicines and therapies, Healing Bird’s self-help content aims to empower people to find their own path to happiness and heal past traumas that impact on their current health and well-being. Feel free to visit the Healing Bird website, or Facebook page for more information.
Breaking Through Barriers
Oakley explores barriers to innovation with local, state and federal government audiences.