Every year, a committee of nine local professionals are elected by members to steer Chamber activities for the next 12 months. They are supported by two Chamber staff and a range of local suppliers.
Heather established her financial advisory business in 2009, is a multi-award winner and understands the commitment and resilience required to successfully grow a business. Being a Mackay local, Heather is passionate about our community and her dedication to Chamber is based on her love of business and helping others succeed.
Dave has operated a large regional 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 finance skills, and has fast become a crucial member of the committee.
OPTEON PROPERTY GROUP
A Mackay local, Victoria is the Regional Director of Opteon – a property valuation firm operating from Bowen to Gympie. 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.
BOQ MACKAY CITY
Melissa’s 20+ years in the finance sector, with 10 years also as a business owner and director of Mackay Finance Group Pty Ltd, 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 to conquer the challenges that business presents.
Angela has worked in the legal profession for 15 years, both within Australia and internationally. Her family have had strong business ties to the Mackay region for more than 130 years and she is passionate about supporting local businesses and professional activity in the region. Along with her Chamber appointment, Angela volunteers as a Mackay District Law Association management committee member (and current secretary) and has held voluntary positions on a number of educational committees and boards.
FRANGIPANI ENTERPRISES PTY LTD
Peter has held a lifelong interest and passion in business, having being first schooled in business by his self-employed father, who operated and developed two substantial and successful businesses in Mackay during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Commencing with Chamber in 2012, Peter has worked across a diverse range of industries – bringing with him a vast knowledge of the challenges local businesses face.
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.
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.
MILES DOLPHIN CONSULTING
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.
Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce member liaison officer
As a previous business owner and well-known Mackay region advocate, Chrissy is the perfect person to support Chamber members. With her extracurricular activities, such as ambassador for the Mackay Beach Horse Races and founder of the LRC running group, and her understanding of small business, one of Chrissy’s greatest strengths is her ability to create and build strong relationships and connections.
Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce accounts manager
Kelly’s bookkeeping qualifications and her background as a bookkeeping business owner and treasurer of the Mackay Indoor Netball Super League make it pretty clear – she loves all things numbers! With over 10 years of bookkeeping and administration experience, Kelly is committed to helping Chamber members in any way possible and supporting the management committee.