Beach City Group

Beach City Group helps organisations improve their innovation and entrepreneurial capability.
We do this by designing and building, licensing and delivering world class
innovation capability development programs and advisory services.

Our mission is to catalyse and power change in Australia’s innovation ecosystems through a clearer focus on
innovation capability development, the creation of a global innovation advisor alliance network
and building a more effective pathway to Silicon Valley and the US market for scalable Australian business ventures.

Leigh Kelson

Leigh Kelson


Leigh is a serial entrepreneur and innovation leader who over the past 30 years has founded and/or co-founded nine (9) new venture companies and had four (4) successful exits. Leigh has been involved in raising over $50 million in private and public funding and successfully completed three (3) public listings on the ASX. In addition to his BCG role, Leigh holds a number of NED board positions and advises a portfolio of early stage companies on their commercialisation strategies.

Dr Scott Bourke

Chief Operating Officer

Scott is a recognised thought leader in the field of institutional innovation. Prior to joining BCG Scott established the innovation function and strategy for a large state public sector agency and co-founded a mobile telematics start-up after a 10 year career in consulting, investment management and investment banking. Scott’s deep expertise in establishing institutional and new venture businesses is underpinned by a doctorate in strategy & innovation from Swinburne’s AGSE.

Chris Hogan

Marketing Director

Chris is an experienced digital marketing senior executive, founder of MeMedia and advisor to corporates and new ventures on all aspects of digital marketing strategy and execution. Chris has recently been recognised by the Qld Government as a Queensland Community Digital Champion for his ground-breaking Mentor Revolution podcast and YouTube insight series which showcases the entrepreneurial journeys of leading contemporary Australian entrepreneurs.

Rick Anstey

Advisory Board Chair

Rick has over 30 years experience in building and managing innovative companies, and he is currently the Chairman of listed Prescriptive Analytics company, Veriluma. Rick is also an independent director of ASX 200 company, Technology One and of Concept Safety Systems, iVolve and Hoodlum Entertainment. Rick has invested in over 30 emerging companies over the past 15 years and exited 6. Rick sits on the Advisory Boards for the QUT Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship and the Bond University, Business School Accelerator.