Raised in a small business family and a former retail business owner, Kerry Anderson is founder of the Operation Next Gen Program, working with rural businesses and communities across Australia encouraging them to look at existing landscapes with fresh eyes.
Kerry's community engagement and facilitation skills are often called upon for regional projects. She is also skilled at facilitating organisational conversations and writing strategic and business plans.
Committed to sharing positive stories of rural businesses, Kerry is the author of Australian Rural Entrepreneurs (2021) and Entrepreneurship: It’s Everybody’s Business (2016). She writes a blog and is a frequent speaker at national and international forums.
In 2017 Kerry was one of only two Australians invited by the Kauffman Foundation to Kansas City bringing practitioners worldwide together to share best practice in building collaborative entrepreneurship ecosystems. In 2018 she was recognised with the inaugural 8point8 Regional Australia Innovation Ecosystem Leader Award and named a Top 50 Australian Regional Agent-of-Change.