Ms Anne-Marie Perret

Ms Anne-Marie Perret
Ms Anne-Marie Perret

Advisor to high growth companies, Board Member & Investor

Anne-Marie Perret has had a varied career applying her skills and capabilities with both private and public sector organisations.

Anne-Marie has worked with the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation in Hong Kong, Ernst & Young and PwC in Canberra. After nearly 14 years in Big 4 Accounting firms, Anne-Marie is now out on her own assisting high-growth technology clients with their R&D funding needs through access to government incentives, grant funding and investment.  Anne-Marie also works closely with many technology companies on their governance and growth.  Anne-Marie utilises these skills as a mentor to companies in the Griffin Accelerator program.

In addition to her professional credentials, Anne-Marie is actively involved in high growth innovative and entrepreneurial companies through not only her role in Griffin Accelerator but also as an Angel Investor and Chair of Capital Angels, a Director of the Griffin Accelerator Holdings Pty Ltd, a member of the ACT Governments Renewable Energy Innovation Fund Business Advisory Board and as a Program Board Member for the ACT Government’s Small Business Innovation Partnerships.

In addition Anne-Marie is a board member for several of her investee companies and the Vice President of the Heart Foundation ACT Division Board.

What does the Government’s focus on Innovation mean for CRCs and R&D?

Workshop, Tuesday 23 May, 1430–1600

Companies participating in Cooperative Research Centres reap many benefits, including access to the R&D tax incentives. Following the Ferris, Finkel and Fraser Review of the R&D tax arrangements, it is more important than ever that CRCs fully inform participants (and potential participants) of their entitlements. Anne-Marie Perret, experienced in accessing R&D funding and investment for companies, will cover recent changes including:

  • The NISA announcements and what these announcements mean for CRCs.
  • How the R&D tax incentive could help CRC participants and what reporting CRCs need to provide participants for any claim their participants might make.
  • How does the R&D tax incentive potentially apply to any CRC spin out companies? What factors should be considered when structuring the spin out company?
  • Other factors  to consider when a CRC is spinning out research/IP into a company such as the early stage investor tax credit.