Mr Brian Anker
Board Member, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Board
Mr Brian Anker has held senior executive roles within the Queensland Government. Until November 2010 he was the Deputy Director-General Innovation of the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, and worked in partnership with leaders in industry, science and technology.
In 2011, Brian established Anker Consulting Pty Ltd, to provide strategic advice and planning particularly to the research and industry sector. He has undertaken strategic reviews for the University of the Sunshine Coast, assisted the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology on specific funding projects, and assisted the Sunshine Coast Regional Council on project assessments and staff mentoring.
Brian is currently Chair of the EIF funded Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Project, a member of the Australian Governmentâ€™s Australian eResearch Infrastructure Committee, and a member of the Sunshine Coast Economic Development Board. He has also acted as strategic advisor to a number of Queensland based Universities.
Brian has an extensive background in the business and industry sectors. He is a current member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has been a member on a number of boards and committees. Brian has also served as a government representative on review bodies for the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Australian Tropical Forest Institute, Australian Tropical Science and Innovation Precinct, and the Institute for Molecular Bioscience.