Mr Daniel Petre has been at the forefront of the technology industry in Australia for more than 30 years. Currently he is a founding partner at AirTree Ventures (a technology-focused venture capital company). Prior to Airtree Ventures he was the Founding Chairman of netus (a technology investment company acquired by Fairfax Media in 2013) and prior to this role he founded Australia's largest internet investment company, ecorp, (a subsidiary of PBL; Publishing and Broadcasting Limited).
Mr Petre spent nine years with Microsoft where he held a range of roles both in Australia and the US. He was managing director of the Australia subsidiary for three years before moving to the US as the Development Group Vice President then returning to run the Asia-Pacific region for Microsoft. Mr Petre has served on many corporate and not-for-profit boards and currently serves on the Sydney Theatre Company Board and the Board of Information Sciences Australia (Federal Government Board). Mr Petre is also an adjunct professor at the Business School of the University of Sydney and the Business School of UNSW and is the author of 4 books. He holds a BSc (UNSW, MBA (USYD) and a PhD Honoris Causa from UNSW.