Wyatt Roy

Executive Director, Tech Council of Australia | Strategic Advisor, SunDrive Solar | Senior Advisor to McKinsey | Advisor, Afiniti | Tech Council of Australia | SunDrive Solar | McKinsey |Afiniti


Wyatt served in the Australian House of Representatives and was Australia’s first dedicated Minister for Innovation. At age 20, he was the youngest person elected to the Australian Parliament; at 25, he was the youngest Minister in the history of the Commonwealth.

Wyatt chaired the House and Senate’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT). He oversaw three major free trade agreements with South Korea, Japan and China.

As Minister, Wyatt was a key architect of the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), a landmark $1.1 billion initiative involving 24 policies across nine government departments designed to support innovation and entrepreneurship with an aim to increase investment and engagement between business, universities, government and the research sector to commercialise ideas and solve problems and change the way government invests and uses technology and data to deliver better services.

Post politics, Wyatt was Managing Director of Australia for Afiniti, a multi-billion-dollar US-based AI company that optimised customer interactions with large corporations. He currently serves as an Executive Director [Tech Council of Australia], Senior Advisor [McKinsey & Company], Strategic Advisor [SunDrive Solar], and Non-Executive Director of Advance and has been included in Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 in Asia list.


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