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SA BUSINESS LEADERS OPTIMISTIC COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS WILL EASE 

April 2021

The South Australian Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) expects a record number of applications for its 2021 round, showing optimism for overseas travel and study in 2022. ILF chief executive Geoff Vogt forecast a 25 per cent increase in applications this year to 60, prompted by expectations of easing travel restrictions and leaders recognising they must adapt for change, stay ahead of competitors and plan for succession. Now in its 12th year, the ILF h... Read more

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2020 Industry Leaders Fund scholars aim for world’s best products

September 2020

South Australian business leaders are showing unprecedented confidence with aims to dominate the world stage with their products and businesses in the 2020 Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) program.

The ILF, which helps current and future SA business executives achieve their full potential through professional education, presented 22 grants totalling $257,000 to scholars at an awards ceremony on Monday, September 21 at the ... Read more

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Industry Leaders Fund’s new award

February 2020

THE Industry Leaders Fund has announced a substantial new award, which will be given to an outstanding applicant each year. This year’s awards are also being launched today, with business leaders encouraged to apply for grants worth up to $50,000 each. Past recipients include Karen Nelson-Field from the Centre for Amplified Intelligence, Redarc owner Anthony Kittel, and Herve Astier from Neumann Space. The Colin J Peters Memorial Award, funded by the children of the late fo... Read more

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SA “new economy” executives, dominate Industry Leaders Fund grants in 2019

September 2019

Companies creating intellectual property, rather than physical goods, have dominated the successful applications to the 2019 Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) grants program. The ILF, which helps future SA business leaders achieve their full potential through professional education, presented a record 36 grants totalling $372,000 to scholars at an awards ceremony on Monday, September 23 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. More than one third ... Read more

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Almost 2000 jobs created under SA industry leader grant scheme

March 2019

South Australia’s Industry Leader Fund attributes its annual grant scheme with helping support the creation of 1657 jobs in South Australia and 1754 interstate since the scheme began in 2009. The Fund surveyed its 142 Scholars, finding 1657 jobs had been created as their companies grew and benefited from the combined $1.53 million granted up to 2017 for leader education. “This equates to an average grant dollar cost per South Austra... Read more
The Industry Leaders Fund Grant Awards Evening will be held on Monday 27 September at 5.30pm. The function is by invitation and will be held at the National Wine Centre of Australia.... Read more

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Call for SA industry leaders seek study grants and join an influential network

March 2018

South Australia’s Industry Leaders Fund has opened its 2018 study grant scheme, inviting industry leaders to apply for up to $50,000 each to develop their professional potential and join an influential 122-member scholar network. The eight-year-old grant scheme supports individuals who can demonstrate leadership potential at work and in the community and are interested in sharing their knowledge and achievement with their industry. Fund ... Read more

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Nineteen SA business leaders awarded Industry Leaders Fund Grants in 2017.

September 2017 

South Australia’s future business leaders took the next major step on their professional journey last night at the Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) awards ceremony at the National Wine Centre. The ILF presented grants totalling $237,000 to 19 scholars to propel them on to the world business stage through local and global study programs and help them reach their professional potential to deliver economic growt... Read more

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Opportunity to gain leadership study funding and join an exclusive South Australian leadership network.

February 2017 

South Australia’s Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) has announced that applications are open for industry leaders to apply for grants of up to $50,000 and join its exclusive 103 member Industry Leaders Fund Scholars Network. The seventeen new Members in 2016 included Zoe Detmold, Senior Business Manager at Detpak, Mark Nykiel, Managing Director of Philmac, Kelly Baker Jamieson, Founder of Edible Bloo... Read more

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Seventeen SA business leaders awarded Industry Leaders Fund Grants in 2016.

27 September 2016

The SA Industry Leaders Fund (ILF) has awarded grants totalling $209,000 to seventeen of the state’s aspiring business leaders to help them realise their professional potential. “The 2016 Scholars are a calibre of business leaders who will propel South Australia forward, stimulate economic growth for the State and continue to grow prosperous businesses and employment opportunities,” says ILF CEO, G... Read more

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