Pete Ekstedt leads SENVIC’s programs across regional Victoria. He is also the founder of Ekstedt Consulting, innovative coaching, counselling and consulting practice focused on the needs of senior leaders and entrepreneurs. From 2011 to 2016, Pete was CEO of a start-up charity dedicated to developing young rural leaders in Victoria. Before that, Pete had a 20-year management career working in the insurance, banking and IT sectors. Pete has been certified to deliver entrepreneurship development programs by the Micro-Enterprise Acceleration Institute and social enterprise programmes by Social Enterprise Academy Australia. He developed a passion for social enterprise in 2009/10 when he was executive sponsor of a network of 51 micro-enterprise development centres spread across the Asia-Pacific region.