28 May, 2021

E115 – Andrew Nunn, South Australian Chief Entrepreneur

Andrew Nunn is Co-Founder, Chairman and Executive Director of JBS&G Australia—one of Australia’s largest privately-owned environmental consulting companies. Andrew also acts as Director for several companies focussed on property development, private equity investments, and entertainment opportunities. In partnership with his wife Alexandra Dimos, he founded the Nunn Dimos Foundation, a philanthropic fund focussed on supporting key social and arts causes in South Australia. As the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur, Andrew provides high-level, independent advice to the South Australian Cabinet and the business community to enable entrepreneurialism across all forms of business, industry, and the public sector.
In this chat with Ian, Andrew discusses:

  • His own entrepreneurial journey
  • What exactly a Chief Entrepreneur does
  • How South Australia is growing into a startup hub
  • Why he is passionate about giving back to his community
  • South Australia’s key strengths, including space, defense, agtech, and renewable energy

Quickfire recommendations:

  • Book – Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder
  • Favorite tech CEO – Flavia Tata Nardini of Fleet Space Technologies
  • App – Spotify
  • Productivity tool – coffee
  • TV show – Seinfeld
  • Ted Talk topic – “The role philanthropy can play in innovation and entrepreneurship”

If you’re interested in joining Horizon Six Degrees, our community for angel investors in South Australia, email [email protected].

KPMG High Growth Ventures surveyed 120 Australian startup founders about their satisfaction, work-life balance & future outlook. The report uncovers important insights into the state of founder health & wellbeing in Australia. Download the report here.

More Innovation Bay content

Join the Innovation Bay community


Proudly supported by


Stay up to date

Sign up for monthly updates including exclusive interviews, pitch dates, event announcements, profile, news and much more.