Innes brings a wealth of knowledge, acumen and experience with a specific focus on Industry and Government relations.

Innes is Chief Executive of the Australian Industry (Ai) Group, a leading industry organisation representing Australian businesses in a broad range of sectors including Manufacturing, Defence, Information Technology and Labour Hire. Prior to joining Ai Group, Innes was Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Alexander Downer AC, between 2004 to 2006 and then went on to serve as the Australian Consul General to Los Angeles from 2006 to 2008. Innes began his career as a journalist and held such positions as Chief of Staff at The Age newspaper in Melbourne and Chief Political correspondent for The Age in the Canberra Parliamentary Press Gallery. He also sits on the AustralianSuper Trustee Board and is a proud Father of three children.