Speaker: Ross McKinnon GAICD


In the late 1980’s and early 90’s I sat in UQ lecture theatre halls without understanding the impact of unknown unknowns.

In this talk, I will outline some of the key unknown unknowns that I would have appreciated understanding prior to their intersection with my life post my time at university. I will involve the application of maths and physics across numerous situations over time, whilst uncovering key unknowns to assist with navigation of your future.


Ross McKinnon GAICD is a professional independent non-executive director who has led high performance teams within large international corporations, with extensive corporate experience.

Graduating from the University of Queensland with dual degrees, Bachelors of Mining Engineering (hons) and Bachelor of Science, he has worked in mining, finance, aerospace, manufacturing and retail.

Ross is currently on the boards of:
• Fusion Sport (NED) – Defence, elite human performance
• Grabba Technologies (MD) – Cyber

• Crystalaid Manufacturing (MD) – Defence, space, aerospace manufacturing

• Building Futures Montessori (Chair) - Childcare

He avidly utilises creative thinking and innovation to scale up an organisation regardless of the field. To this end he has set himself the new challenge of investing in growth businesses that specialise in emerging technology.

When not hard at work, Ross enjoys disconnecting by spending long hours, in the bush competing in Rogaine and Adventure Racing events.

For more detail around his previous work history please view his LinkedIn Profile.

About Industry seminar series

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