Passionate professionals

It takes a special and committed group of people to create an environment and program like iAccelerate.

Our people are passionate professionals who believe deeply in the potential of our programs and residents to drive a revolution in innovation and technology – in our region, the nation and beyond.

They’re a fundamental part of our community, living and breathing our vision to create sustainable positive change.

Our Leaders

Tamantha Stutchbury

Dr Tamantha Stutchbury

Director, iAccelerate

As Director, Tam leads the team and continues to provide the environment, skills, and support for our participants to thrive. Tam is working on building our outstanding reputation and delivering opportunities for local companies, UOW students and researchers to contribute to the innovation ecosystem. Tam is an expert in bringing diverse groups of people together (from university, community, government, and industry) to facilitate transformative projects with real impact.

Paul Di Pietro

Dr Paul Di Pietro

Dean of Research Knowledge Exchange and Translation, UOW

As the Dean of Research Knowledge Exchange and Translation at UOW, Paul advances our thriving RKET ecosystem and advocates entrepreneurship within the Innovation and Commercial Research Unit. Paul is developing coordinated RKET strategy and framework, facilitating RKET professional development, leading UOW's Business Development Network and its Research Infrastructure Working Party.

Our Staff

Maree Glancy

Maree Glancy

Executive Assistant, iAccelerate

As the Executive Assistant to Dr Paul Di Pietro, Maree provides a range of Administrative Support to our leaders and staff while assisting in the delivery of the Research and Innovation portfolio at iAccelerate.

John Kerr

John Kerr

Program and Community Manager, iAccelerate

As Program and Community Manager John is responsible for the relationship management and execution of our companies journey here at iAccelerate. John supports our residents by focussing on creating the best possible environment in which early-stage companies can grow and succeed, particularly through business coaching and business plan oversight.


Ainslie Tweedie

Relationship and Systems Coordinator, iAccelerate

As the Relationship and Systems Coordinator at iAccelerate, Ainslie uses her relationship management and project management skills to deepen iAccelerate's relationship with its residents and alumni, mentors, the UOW community and other key stakeholders.

David Malins

David Malins

Education and Learning Coordinator, iAccelerate

As the Education and Learning Coordinator, David is an experienced E-Learning consultant. He has implemented and supported learning management systems in schools both in Australia and the UK. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Education.

Denny Nesbitt

Entrepreneurial Learning Specialist, iAccelerate

Denny joins us from the Careers & Employability team, where she has worked for the past four years helping students with their career decisions and delivering careers learning into the curriculum. Denny has passion for all things entrepreneurship and is a small business owner coaching mums who are changing careers.  Denny continues researching and writing a book about the experiences of career changing mums, many of whom go on to set up businesses.

Samuel Green

Engagement and Support Officer, iAccelerate

As the Engagement and Support Officer, Sam is the first point of contact for UOW students at iAccelerate. Sam engages with current and future students who are interested in entrepreneurship by marketing and networking with relevant stakeholders across multiple platforms. This can include events, speaking with students and arranging tours of our building.