You are invited to connect at The Victorian Vernier Society monthly meeting is on Thursday the 14th March at Kooyong Tennis Club:

Anjali Thirumalavan – Robogoals & Diverse Women’s Mentoring Assoc

Student Board Member Diverse Women’s Mentoring Association

Her key role is to advise on creating new mentoring programs for students from a STEM background and to provide strategical advise on establishing partnerships with STEM organisations.

Regional Executive Officer Robogals, Europe, Middle East & Africa Region

Her key responsibilities are to support and remotely mentor the regional team members in their roles and devise strategies to reach the 2020 vision on the organisation.

Chris Farley – Planet Innovation

Senior Program Manager, Planet Innovation

Chris has a background in machine tools and manufacturing working with Farley Cutting Systems and ANCA before moving to the German aerospace industry in 2006. Over 10 years he was involved in developing elements of the entire Airbus range, from the A320 to A380. Upon returning to Australia in 2017 he transitioned into product development consulting focused on the healthtech space. He is currently responsible for project operations for the design services group at Planet Innovation, a multidisciplinary team of approximately 170 engineers and scientists.

Planet Innovation is a multifaceted business with a strong presence in the healthtech sector. They partner with clients to develop ideas into businesses by developing innovative, market-led products and have been recognised by the AFR as Australia’s Most Innovative Company 3 times in the last 5 years. Chris will present a case-study of how Planet Innovation helped a client transform from a pure services business, developing and selling products manufactured in Australia around the world and generating a 9-figure exit deal in less than a decade.

The Vernier Promise!

At Vernier you will:

• Connect and Network with business leaders
• Associate with people who share your interests
• Gain insights and knowledge from authoritive keynote speakers
• Develop and grow your leadership and business prospects
• Promote the sustainability of the Australian manufacturing industry