Professor Noel Lindsay


Professor Noel Lindsay is Principal of KMT Partners and a world renowned expert on the entrepreneurial enterprise. Undertaking ongoing research in this area, he travels extensively, and has developed considerable networks to enable businesses to compete in a globalised economy.

Noel consults to clients in the areas of strategy, entrepreneurial finance and family enterprise. He has extensive experience in assisting clients to establish new entrepreneurial opportunities or expand their existing businesses in emerging and global markets, and is currently engaged in assignments for business incubators across France, Southern Africa and Asia, in addition to the breadth of Australia.

At 16, Noel dropped out of school to start his first business. While growth was strong initially, the business eventually failed and Noel returned to night school to complete his high school education. Entrepreneurialism remained in his blood and, after finishing a degree at university, he co-founded, developed, and harvested successful businesses in Australia, South Africa, and Malaysia. He then entered private equity as a Director of a $22 million venture capital fund that invested $1m-$3m in growth-oriented entrepreneurial ventures. Noel is now Professor of Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation, Academic Director Singapore Operations, and Director of the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at the University of Adelaide. He leads a team that teaches and undertakes research in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, technology commercialisation, and project management.


T: 08 8431 0022

Areas of expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business strategy
  • Commercialisation
  • Globalisation
  • Family business Entrepreneurship
  • Business families research
  • Business management & mentor
  • Business exit strategies
  • Venture Capital
  • Incubators


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Ph.D. in Commerce
  • Trust and Estate Practitioner


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Fellow of the CPA
  • Director of the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation & Innovation Centre – Adelaide University
  • Co- Chair STEP academic Community