Meet the Team

The Enablers

Gemstar’s team represents the skills set and experience that any start-up or scale-up business requires. From strategic marketing, to commercial finance, to general business management, the team has it covered. A compelling combination of experience, networks, connections and insights that are hard to find elsewhere.

Gemma Manning

Founder and Managing Director

Gemma is an Australian female entrepreneur, and by ‘trade’, a strategic marketing and communications professional. She has established two businesses over the last several years including GemStar Technologies.

Philip Forrest

Non-Executive Director

Phil has lived in South East Asia and contributed to the Australia/Asia commercial relationship for 35 years. His mission
is to enhance the participation of Australian business in
the Asian Century.


Victor Tan

Centre Manager

Victor Tan is Creative Director / Client Services Manager – Asia Manager at Manning & Co., primarily servicing our extensive client base in Asia. Based in our Singapore office, Victor is our person on the ground to drive activity in Singapore and the region.

Adam Kinnest

Business Manager

Passionate about technology and innovation, Adam brings more than 10 years ofexperience in Business Management and Operational experience to his role as Business Manager.


Kate Bagnell

Program Manager

Having recently achieved the big move to Perth, Kate will be the Program Coordinator for the YoungGems Program and will oversee Perth operations and coordinate the Perth centre while also managing enquiries…