Welcome to Lighthouse

At Lighthouse, we work with people who have ideas.

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Lighthouse started in 2008 as a partnership between the ACT Government and an early stage investment fund to grow ambitious businesses focused on both local and international markets. Fully independent since 2014, Lighthouse continues to provide those services that support organisations as they change, transform, grow and thrive.


Our Purpose

To help people, businesses and organisations achieve their goals through innovation, capability-building and human-centred design.


Empower individuals to make change through human-centred design.

What we do

  • Deliver on strategic innovation agendas - for both government and private sector clients allowing them to harness opportunities and identify challenges facing their industries and sectors.
  • Co-ordinate an "idea lab" or "experiment factory" – validate concepts; harness human-centred design principles and methodologies to assist user research and service and product design; and identify commercial opportunities and unmet consumer needs.
  • Help deliver transformation programs - provide change management communications and programs to assist organisations transition into future-ready enterprises and help individuals change their lives.
  • Challenge and drive thinking in new directions – design and deliver workshops and facilitate training for high-impact problem solving in ambiguous environments.
  • Conduct research – synthesise and connect disparate pieces of information, identify common threads and generate new insights.
  • Diverse stakeholder management – provide support to boards and committees in both public and private organisations, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, subject matter experts and multidisciplinary teams 
  • Bring an audience-first lens to communication - develop and lead the execution of marketing and communications strategy and initiatives informed by research, audience insights and evaluation including the delivery of highly engaging content.


Our People

Photo Anna Pino           Anna Pino

BA Psych (Hons.), M(Comm), GAIDC

Founder and director

Anna's background brings a human-centred lens to compliance, legislative, financial, administrative and governance frameworks.

Photo Candice Edye

Candice Edye

BA Psych (Hons.)

Founder and director

With over 30 years' experience in strategic communications, Candice's psychology roots put the user front and centre in all content creation.


Our Board




As Managing Director of the national consulting firm Beacon Advisory, Tony is a Chartered Accountant, a Registered Liquidator and a professional member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA).



Entrepreneurial Fellow at the ANU College of Law, I research and teach in the areas of blockchain, smart contracts, and the impact of technology on law and legal practice.

CANDICE EDYE (Non-Executive Director)


With over 30 years' experience in strategic communications, Candice's psychology roots put the user front and centre in all content creation.


Venue Hire

Lighthouse offers two meeting rooms: one boardroom and one conference room.

Kitchen facilities are also avaliable on the premises or we can assist you in arranging catering.


Tea, coffee, crockery, plain biscuits, use of audio visual equipment and optional catering (provided at cost).