Name: Jacqueline

Surname: Brinkman

Organization: Economic Development Australia

Type of organization: Cluster organization / Business network

Country: Australia

Short bio:

Throughout her career, Jacqueline has harnessed new opportunities for various industry sectors across Australia through strong economic & industry development, marketing & communications strategies. Her advocacy & lobbying has resulted in regulatory &legislative change at a local, state & federal level. As CEO of the largest superyacht industry cluster in Australia, Jacqueline established a reputation as a strong leader, developing strategies, which resulted in economic growth valued at more than $50 million per annum. Under her leadership, Cairns became the most visited superyacht port in Australia (2002-2007).
Jacqueline relocated to NSW in 20011 & has held senior roles with Blue Mountains Tourism, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority & Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE). 
As CEO of BMEE, Jacqueline launched the organisation, which is now recognised as the peak regional economic development agency for the Blue Mountains. Under Jacqueline’s leadership, BMEE launched MTNS MADE, the new cultural identity for the Blue Mountains, which positions the region as a world-class creative hub. BMEE facilitated the production of 4 films, worth over $13.5m in 2016. Jacqueline led the economic recovery initiatives following the 2013 bushfire disaster in the Blue Mountains, which continue to generate strong positive economic benefits.
In July 2017, Jacqueline became Executive Officer for Economic Development Australia (EDA), further cementing her reputation as a key driver for economic development in Australia. 
Jacqueline is a dynamic & polished public speaker with the ability to present economic development theory & case studies in a compelling way to a wide range of audiences. 
Jacqueline is skilled at facilitating robust discussions amongst various stakeholders. Her ability to conduct meaningful engagement & galvanise groups is at the core of her success in cluster facilitation.
Jacqueline is also a Director of Dare Disability Services.