Our Team

Vinh Van Lam

Vinh Van Lam is a principal partner and cofounder of ArtSHINE – a specialist mentoring and business coaching program developed by the Quantum Compass partnership for artists, artisans, designers, crafters and all professionals working in the creative & arts industries.

Vinh is an entrepreneur, company director, and business advisor with direct, real world experience and a practical hands on approach to running multiple business enterprises together with over 20 years experience and networks across retail, fashion & design, tourism & hospitality, manufacturing, and financial services.

Vinh has worked with companies such as Grace Bros, BankWest and St.George Bank.

Vinh is actively engaged in the design community and is a Director of Chris Chun Design and a Partner at AVL Designs.

Vinh is the Managing Director of Quantum Compass Pty Ltd. Vinh is also a Director of City West Financial Services Limited (Bendigo Bank Pyrmont, NSW).

Stuart Horrex

Stuart Horrex works to create enterprises that sustain.
Sustain socially… Sustain environmentally… Sustain financially.

As a manager at the Eastern Suburbs Business Enterprise Centre Stuart provided mentoring, business advisory, accredited training, and networking opportunities to both new-start and established small business owners, and Stuart has mentored 100s of new start entrepreneurs via the Australian Federal Government’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).

Stuart now also coaches and mentors Social Entrepreneurs, most recently with the SSE & BT Social Entrepreneur Incubator program organised by the School for Social Entrepreneurs Australia.

As an ex bank manager currently working in financial services as a Learning & Development Facilitator across the nation with one of the world’s leading financial institutions, Stuart has a deep personal interest in coworking & collaborative communities, small business, social enterprise and innovation, 1st world micro-finance, P2P lending & lending circles, crowd funding, and impact investing.

Founded by Vinh Van Lam and Stuart Horrex, Quantum Compass has been operating as a Sydney based boutique coaching practice that assists business owners and social entrepreneurs as well as providing business advisory, mentoring, and coaching to new start enterprises for over a decade.

Craig Ankers
Centre Manager

With his extensive hospitality and service management experience Craig is responsible for the day to day operations at ArtSHINE industries located right in the heart of the Chippendale Creative Precinct in the City of Sydney.

ArtSHINE industries incorporates CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space, the ArtSHINE Gallery + Retail Showcase, ArtSHINE Agency and Licensing, Quantum Compass Coaching + Business Advisory, and the ArtSHINE Coffee House.

As the Centre Manager Craig is responsible for all aspects of your experience at our Sydney venture.

Ask Craig about:
• Coworking spaces,
• CoSydney’s member lunch service,
• Meetings, events, and catering,
• ArtSHINE Gallery, and
• ArtSHINE Coffee House.

As well as overseeing the day to day operations in Sydney, Craig is a skilled and passionate Barista who will often be found behind the coffee machines.

Creativity at ArtSHINE is, after all, caffeine fueled.

National Manager – Strategic Partnerships

Mickie brings many years of direct Creative Industries experience to ArtSHINE industries; gallery management, art curation, public relations, marketing and communications, fundraising, and campaigning.

As the National Manager – Strategic Partnerships, Mickie is an articulate ambassador supporting ArtSHINE’s long term mission to accelerate the success of commercially minded Creative Entrepreneurs and Australia’s Creative Economies. Mickie is responsible for all aspects of corporate and community partnerships, and takes a lead role in ArtSHINE’s collaboration with our collector communities and patrons, together with ArtSHINE’s sponsors, stakeholders, and partners.