The FIPWA Team

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The FIPWA Team

Dr. Chris Vas
General Manager FIPWA

General Manager FIPWA Dr Chris Vas has more than 18 years of experience in Australasia and New Zealand working in business, government and academia.

He led the creation and delivery of FIPWA, and played a key part in the securing of $21M from the Australian Government and $40M+ from the State Government as part of the development of the Peel Business Park. 

Chris is also responsible for administering an additional $3.8M from the WA State Government and the Shire of Murray as part of the Enterprise Support Program.


                                       Cullum Ashton

                                  FIPWA Coordinator

Cullum Ashton – known as Ash has an innovation background, building Western Australia’s property and construction technology sector. Transforming Perth into the PropTech Capital of Australia with results such as more than 500 innovators and industry state, national and international members connecting to increase sales or capability, and early stage investment of $76 million in three years.

Ash’s role as FIPWA Coordinator is to build an innovative community that connects local, national and international opportunities within the AgTech and FoodTech sector.

“It’s great to have helped some of our FIPWA innovators in Western Australia and I’m looking forward to helping more. FIPWA is an exciting asset for the PEEL region and for Western Australia, providing opportunities for FoodTech and AgTech innovators to enhance their business, locally and internationally via the FIPWA Program. Please come into FIPWA and let us know what your plans are in the FoodTech and AgTech sector and how I can help”.

You will see Ash either at FIPWA’S innovation building or on the golf course. 

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