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Natasha Ayers

Managing Director and Co-Founder | AgriStart

Abbey, WA

Tash is part of a WA farming family and spent eight years as an agricultural researcher and lecturer at the University of Western Australia, University of Glasgow, University of Southern California and University of Sydney.

 

Tash is an experienced trainer and facilitator, and has spent the last seven years leading strategic research and innovation projects in WA. Tash founded iPREP WA in 2014, a unique program involving researchers from all five WA universities undertaking projects in industry, which won the 2017 Australian Council of Graduate Research award for industry engagement and was a finalist in the Premier’s Science awards in 2016. She was also the Chief Examiner for the Plant Productions ATAR exam for five years, a WA Innovator of the Year awards judge since 2016, and was on the judging panel for the Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship awards in 2018. She has a PhD in Plant Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (1st Class Hons), and qualifications in university teaching, research commercialisation, leadership and corporate governance (graduate of the AICD).

 

Tash is delivering the 2021 evokeAG Startup Network in collaboration with AgriFutures Australia.