Tarra van Amerongen is the Managing Director of ustwo design studio in Sydney whose clients include Qantas, Google and CBA. Her team works with corporates and startups alike to bring new value propositions to market by combining design, technology and data.
Tarra was previously at ANZi, a venturing unit at ANZ Bank where she was the Director of Strategic Design, responsible for setting up the design capability for start-ups being built across Australia and developing the methodology for venturing.
Before this she was the Group Director for the Fjord Sydney and Canberra studios, accountable for managing client relationships, finance and commercials, people, creative outputs, and operations for both studios as well as running the Business Design practice across Australia and New Zealand.
Tarra brings with her a deep passion and expertise in strategy, design and consulting and she is the current practice lead at the UTS Entrepreneurship in Practice MBA course, teaching students the right skills to launch their ventures. Tarra’s practice is based in real-world challenges and includes extensive experience in the not-for-profit and creative sectors.
Tarra is a highly skilled and engaging facilitator and has led several successful innovative programs for AFTRS.