Behind ON's network of mentors, facilitators and partners are the dedicated team of high-performing individuals who work behind the scenes to bring the ON program to life.

Headshot of Alisa Becker, ON Team member

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Alisa Becker has been leading CSIRO's ON Program as Executive Manager since July 2020. She joined CSIRO's ON team back in January 2017 as the Relationship Manager for the northern and eastern states and has enjoyed seeing home grown talent emerge from her home state and beyond.

As a former researcher herself, Alisa is passionate about driving ON's mission to create impact from research. As Executive Manager, Alisa will continue to help researchers ensure they are working on the right problems by provide frameworks to create and test assumptions and improve their entrepreneurial and translational skills.

Kate Milton

Kate delivers Accelerate for the first time in 2018/19, bringing her ON communications experience into the role to get stuck in with the new teams. Kate's crafty, creative passions will have you stitched up – or embroidered – ready, in no time. With a background in journalism, Kate enjoyed diving into the world of innovation during her time living in London, running strategic innovation workshops for corporate teams. She's excited to get to see innovation at the source working with the ON research teams. In her free time, adventurous Kate likes to eat and travel – if she's doing both at the same time, even better! Kate is based in Brisbane.

Headshot of Sarah Frazer

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Sarah Frazer is our resident comms whiz. As Communications Manager, Sarah is responsible for ON's communication tactics and manages everything from events like Demo Day to the social media handles to government relations. Sarah has a passion for everything sci-comms, with a double degree of Chemistry and Digital Media to prove it. Before joining ON in December 2018, she worked in the Brand and Marketing department of CSIRO, hosted science shows for the Wollongong Science Centre and made her own educational science videos. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys drawing mandalas, live music and exploring new places.

Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle is the ON Program Coordinator, having joined the ON Team in 2018. As the program coordinator, Jack provides the operational support for the delivery of multiple concurrent projects for the ON Team. Jack studied law and business at university and he really enjoys the variety involved in working across several projects. Outside of work, Jack enjoys keeping active and travelling!

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Anthony Chieng is a project officer and leads the ON Program's online program. Backed by a degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics), Anthony also works as a team player to deliver a range of other projects. In his free time Anthony is a gamer and a master in the kitchen, regularly delighting the team with fresh baked goods.

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