// Danelle Cross - Director of Discovery
Director of Discovery

Danelle Cross

St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls

About Danelle Cross

Danelle brings with her a wealth and depth of expertise to St Hilda’s as the Director of Discovery. She is an experienced and respected leader in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship and learning & development.

Danelle joined us from Curtin University where she has held a number of senior leadership roles, including most recently as the Head of Executive Education in the Faculty of Business and Law and, prior to that, as the Director of the Curtin Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Danelle is a small business owner and Board member of the WA Government’s Small Business Development Corporation. She’s the co-host of the Startup West podcast and won the 2020 Startup News Most Admired Startup Supporter. She is also a graduate from MIT’s New Venture Program and the Leadership WA Signature Program.

Danelle’s first major project is the development and launch of St Hilda’s ESSTEAM (Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). St Hilda’s ESSTEAM introduces and establishes entrepreneurship skills and opportunities for girls and young women to connect with real-life problems. By 2023, ESSTEAM will be part of every girl’s curriculum from Years 5 to 10.