committee nominees for 2018/19
Every year, a committee of nine local professionals are elected by members to steer Chamber activities for the next 12 months. The committee will be elected from these nominees at Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce's AGM & Champions of Industry event on Friday, October 12th.
OPTEON PROPERTY GROUP
A Mackay local, Victoria is the Regional Director of Opteon – a property valuation firm operating throughout Regional Queensland. Since entering Mackay’s property industry in 2009, Victoria has won multiple leadership awards and been involved with numerous property and business committees – such as her appointment to Chamber in 2015. With a strong commitment to the region and its’ future, Victoria believes it’s a great time to be doing business in Mackay and looks forward to helping our business community succeed.
Dave has been a director of a large accounting practice in Mackay for the last 10 years, having worked in the industry for seven years prior.
Being a fourth-generation local businessman, previous CPA Australia Mackay Branch chairman and Port of Mackay Rotary Club member, he contributes a wealth of business and financial skills.
His primary motivation is achieving great outcomes for Mackay and its hard working business owners and their families.
HELLOWORLD, MT PLEASANT
Born and raised in Eton, Stacey has always been passionate about the Mackay region. Working in the travel and tourism industry for over 20 years, Stacey found her perfect fit in her role at helloworld Travel, where she has been a team member for 16 years, becoming a shareholder in the business in 2013. Stacey is committed to working on ways to strengthen the amazing Mackay region, and see it go from strength to strength.
SHARP’S HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIRS
Having grown up in the Pioneer Valley, and coming from a long line of local business operators, Simon sees local business as pivotal to the success of our region. For over 10 years, he has worked with a wide variety of businesses, both interstate and internationally, all requiring a strong and committed management accountant to provide guidance and leadership. Simon is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and committed to using his ability to be forward thinking, engaging, understanding and communicative to position the Mackay region for success into the future.
BOQ MACKAY CITY
Melissa’s 20+ years in the finance sector and 10+ years as a business owner, have helped her to develop excellent communication skills and keen business insight. Her involvement with Chamber is based on a desire to help the community be successful, and help local businesses conquer the challenges that owning a business presents.
Angela has worked in the legal profession for 17 years, both within Australia and internationally. Her family has had strong business ties to the Mackay region for 135 years (through their operation of Porters Mitre 10) and she is passionate about supporting local businesses and the success of the Mackay region. Along with her Chamber appointment, Angela has held voluntary positions on the Mackay District Law Association Management Committee, in addition to a number of educational committees and boards.
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK
Glenn brings close to 15 years finance experience, working in all facets of banking including commercial banking, retail management and agribusiness throughout regional Australia. Outside of finance, he has also worked in a number of small businesses which enables Glenn to bring a strong combination of empathy and reality to his solutions. Glenn is devoted to his passions of family, golf and work in this opportunistic local economy, and is also volunteers his time to the local NAB AFL Auskick program.
COOTHARINGA, NORTH QLD
Having resided in Mackay for almost 30 years Colin has experienced the diversity, and challenges, within the local business environment. Although owning his own business for 7 years, his careers have been diverse. 17 years ago he transitioned from a sales and marketing career to the world of social work, having developed a range of sustainable initiatives to assist local, state and national communities. Over this period of time he has also achieved a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Business Admin (MBA) - Human Resources, and is currently Regional Leader Mackay Whitsundays for Cootharinga North QLD supporting a high number of people with disability.
Sarah understands the challenge of operating a successful business She also believes in the great reward of making a meaningful economic and social contribution to our great city of Mackay. Sarah grew up helping out in her father’s Mackay business, a substantial organisation founded in the 1960’s. With a business degree under her belt, Sarah is committed to Mackay and keenly takes on a strategic and administration team position in the business she operates with husband, Peter, Spannerman Autocare. Sarah holds a deep belief in ‘together is better’ and brings this philosophy to her family, her business, and her community.
REBEL MARKETING / OUT OF THE BLUE MARKETING
Jade McAuley is a Mackay local, small business owner and marketing advisor to some of this region’s most innovative organisations. As a media, marketing and public relations strategist with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, Jade’s latest venture has been the acquisition of Mackay’s oldest marketing agency – to merge with her current business, Rebel Marketing.
She is a sought-after speaker and educator on marketing and digital media topics. With an ambition to be a positive force of change for the region’s business owners, combined with extensive experience and ongoing education, Jade is committed to the pursuit of initiatives which can assist our regional economy to thrive.
General Manager of Southern Cross Austereo Mackay, Triple M, HIT, NINE, GO, GEM, LIFE, Website, Digital and Commercial Production
With over 11 years experience in the Media industry she has worked with a number different industries and businesses to identify and develop marketing solutions to provide our clients results.
She has worked on a number of community and fundraising events across our region including Give Me 5 For Kids which is fundraising for our local Mackay & Proserpine Childrens Ward.
Roxanne, a born and bred Mackay local, who is highly results driven and passionate about working alongside the local community and business.