HBCC President/Treasurer - Sandra Holebrook
With over 20 years of commercial business experience, Sandra has acquired a wide-reaching portfolio of skills and experience forged from holding financial, operational, and general management/director roles in a diverse range of sectors including retail, distribution, wholesaling, and manufacturing.
With extensive hands-on experience in the management of two national retail chains selling recorded music and office products, channel management of PCs and peripherals as well as directors roles and general management positions in cable distribution and contract manufacturing. Sandra is passionate about using her unique skillset in developing, supporting, and assisting Hervey Bay's business community to flourish.
Vice President - Diane Baek
Diane Baek is the Principal of DSB Property Management. Diane first started in real estate 10 years ago as a property investor. She holds 3 Diplomas in business administration & management and 6 years ago she became a property manager.
Diane is passionate about hers and local businesses and would like to be part of aiding the community to expand and be a desired location for people to live and bring or open their new businesses. She is an avid believer in supporting the locals, she supports the local football club, surf club, and a range of charities.
Vice President - Sally Ventveld
Sally Zentveld has lived in Hervey Bay for 16 years, and over the last 16 years, she has watched this amazing town grow. Sally moved up from Melbourne and it has been the best decision she has ever made.
Sally is the Village Manager for Bolton Clarke Baycrest Independent Living, looking after 192 Villas and residents.
She feels very fortunate to be able to watch her three beautiful grandchildren grow and enjoy a healthy, happy environment here in the Bay.
Secretary - Michelle Maday
Having previously lived and worked in metropolitan and regional locations across Australia, including Melbourne CBD, Northern NSW, Darwin and regional Queensland, Michelle Maday and her husband moved to the Fraser Coast in 2017 and couldn’t be happier. With over 20 years experience in the Financial Services Industry, and 10 years prior to that in Retail & Hospitality, Michelle is currently employed as a Commercial Business Banker with ANZ, looking after a diverse portfolio of business clients based on the Fraser Coast.
Michelle is passionate about supporting local businesses and loves the energy and participation of the Chamber members. She hopes her experiences dealing with a wide range of industries and locations will contribute towards supporting the Chamber and wider business community.
Committee Member - Lisa Daniel
Lisa Daniel works as a senior lecturer with USC School of Business and Creative Industries at the Fraser Coast campus. She teaches across the management discipline, particularly in the areas of strategic management, quality management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), governance and business ethics, and sustainability. Lisa researches regional development, entrepreneurial ecosystems, business sustainability, and social innovation.
Lisa thinks she hit the jackpot being able to live and work in Hervey Bay with its unique energy, relaxed lifestyle and wonderful people. She is excited to be able to contribute to the local and business communities through her role with USC and the Chamber.
Committee Member - Kasey Hannant
Kacey’s career has been with the Department of Education for 20 years, having experience in roles such as Administration Officer, Executive Services Officer, Payroll Services Officer, Senior Finance Officer and OneSchool Regional Liaison Officer. She is currently a Business Manager at Urangan State High School as well as the State Vice President for the School Business Managers Association of Queensland (approximately 900 members). Kacey is married with two children (5 and 8) who attend the neighbouring State Primary School. Kacey likes to ask for forgiveness rather than permission and likes to cut as much red tape as possible. Her speciality is streamlining processes and creating wicked checklists. She also loves to coach, support and mentor other school Business Managers throughout the state.
Committee Member - Terry Lynch
I am a Partner in the Accountancy Practice CLM Chartered Accountants which I established in 1984. Over the past 35 years, I have been involved in a number of Community and Sporting Organisations on the Fraser Coast. I have been a Chamber Committee member for 11 years and am a Life Member. I am also a life member of Hervey Bay Apex, Hervey Bay Rugby League, and Fraser Coast Rugby League. I served Hervey Bay as a Council Alderman from 1992 to 1995.
Committee Member - Neil Bradshaw
Neil Bradshaw is the General Manager for Southern Cross Austereo Fraser Coast, responsible for the Triple M and Hit Radio Networks and Channel Nine. Working in the broadcast media industry for over 24 years, he is Skilled in Advertising Sales, Broadcasting, Integrated Marketing, and Operations. Neil holds a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Southern Queensland. Outside of work, he has been involved in several local sporting club committees and is an active member of the Hervey Bay Hockey Association.
Committee Member - Jack Wolstencroft
I am a result-driven professional accountant, financial investigator and commercial analyst with over 40 years’ experience. I was appointed as a Partner in a multinational Chartered Accounting Firm in 1989. For the past 17 years, I have been actively involved in the contracting and project management environment within Defence, assisting Project Managers in their understanding of, and compliance with, the commercial and financial realities appertaining to their Projects and Contracts all of which were, and are, valued extremely highly both in monetary and operational terms. I have a long, hands-on, association with sporting and community groups as well as Chambers of Commerce.
I moved to Hervey Bay in July 2019. I am still engaged by Defence and other accounting/tax clients. I am the treasurer of the Hervey Bay Athletics Club and look forward to being more extensively serviceable to the Hervey Community, both professionally and socially.
Committee Member - Kim Parnell
As a freelancer, I have been the Editor, writer, and photographer of What’s On Fraser Coast since the magazine’s creation. I am passionate about the Fraser Coast.
Over the last eight years, I have built up a strong reputation in the local community. During the previous four years with What’s On Fraser Coast, I have been fortunate to talk to the likes of Lee Kernaghan, James Reyne, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss and Marina Prior, to name just a few.
In 2016 I was awarded the Fraser Coast Business & Tourism People’s Choice Award for the “Best local tourism provider” with the very successful What’s On Hervey Bay. This was a huge honour; it was nice to be recognised by the people.
I became the business owner about two years ago and have never looked back. This has never been just a job, but a passion. I care about the community and the people in it and want to see the Fraser Coast thrive.
Committee Member - Mary Morrissey
Born in Sydney, moved to Hervey Bay at end of 2002 to be part of the team which opened Xavier Catholic College. At the same time, my three sons opened Battery World on Boat Harbour Drive. I was always involved in the business, in the small gaps of time when I was not at Xavier.
In 2011, Battery World moved to the purple building on Islander rd and after retiring from Xavier I was there much of the time. My four children married, had families and all have now left the Bay.
I love to travel, to read, am a family historian and a Justice of the Peace.
Committee Member - Jody Ridgeway
Committee Member - Sue McLennan
Secretariat - Samantha Gould
Sam is the director of Gould Social Media, Australian owned and operated business founded in 2015. Originally from Sydney and relocated to the Fraser Coast about 4 years ago. Sam has over 25 years of marketing experience and over 15 years of experience and knowledge in the digital world in a range of various industries. She loves working with local businesses and educating them in the digital space and helping grow their business.