Members

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd

AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. Delivering clean water and energy. Building iconic skyscrapers. Planning new cities. Restoring damaged environments. Connecting people and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems. Designing parks where children play. Helping governments maintain stability and security. We connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. Worldwide, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives. Imagine it. Delivered.

Aligned Corporate Residences Townsville

The fully refurbished Aligned Corporate Residences Townsville offers guests a relaxed and comfortable accommodation experience. Centrally located Aligned Corporate Residences Townsville is located in the heart of the city's dining precinct and offers an array of award-winning cafes restaurants and convention facilities as well as easy access to Magnetic Island.

All Clear Print and Signs Townsville - Hastings Printers

We are a family owned local business. We have been printing in Townsville for over 100 years. We produce everything from business cards to outdoor signage. Some of the products and services , Magazines, brochures, flyers, business cards, presentation folders, wire bound books NCR books (receipt books) pull up banners, corflutes, fence banners, outdoor signage

all.PM

all.PM is a small engineering consultancy that specialises in client side project work. We are able to take construction projects from concept right through to completion utilising a number of different procurement methods that are customised to meet the clients needs. Having experience in all types of building and civil work we are able to provide delivery services for all types of projects.

Alliance Rehabilitation

Alliance Rehabilitation is a specialised private allied health service providing rehabilitation and disability care.We are one of the largest interdisciplinary health teams in North Queensland. We believe in leading change through a holistic, passionate and team-driven approach to service. From health and well-being to disability and support, we provide diverse services, both public and private, to help participants achieve their goals and attain quality of life.

Amanda Bigelow

I'm a Health Practitioner who specialises in Food as Medicine. That means that I use specific foods, herbs and supplements that help people to recover from chronic illnesses. This is a great way to heal with or without using loads of medications. I specialise in Autoimmune diseases, cancer, digestive issues, weight loss, anxiety and other emotional issues, and pretty much all conditions. I work with women and men to help them recover and get on with living a healthy productive life.

Andrew Simon

Water filtration, bore water treatment, PFAS removal, High Purity Water for LaboratoriesProcess Filtration in the coal industry and baghouses.

Andrew Whitehead

Andrew (Past Treasurer 2002-2016) & Life Member 2016

Angus Knight Group

We have been involved in the Employment Services since our conception in 1991. We have nine brands all of which support local communities. We focus on unleashing potential with our own people and with people we work with every day. It’s this focus that guides our business from the strategic decisions we make through to the day to day operations. Our values focus on being principled and keeping our promises, achieving together and respecting and valuing all people.

ANZ Banking Group

Fundamental to the delivery of our business strategy is the ability to build strong and lasting relationships with our customers. Our focus is on improving customer experience and building trust by providing banking that is simple to understand delivered in a responsible manner by our people and in accordance with the highest standards of integrity.

Aon Risk Solutions

Aon is a leading provider of risk management insurance brokerage and people risk solutions. When we speak to clients we rarely start the conversation talking about insurance. We invest the time getting to know our clients. Only when we truly understand what matters to them can we help. As a sponsor of the Townsville Chamber we are committed to working with members to provide insurance policies specifically developed for their business needs.

Archers The Strata Professionals

Archers the Strata Professionals suite of services range across body corporate management development consulting and compliance services. Our approach is based on our appreciation that clients want a responsive body corporate manager; reliable information personal contact with managers you can trust and a proactive approach to ensure smooth operation of properties.

Australian Impact Group

Australian Impact Group specialises in in advisory and training programs to support start up’s, small to medium businesses, not for profits, and government.

Find out what it means to become a Townsville Chamber of Commerce Sponsor.

Damien Keyes

BOARD MEMBER

PROPERTY AGENT, KEYES AND CO PROPERTY

Damien has 29 years of experience in the real estate and property industry and brings a unique approach to helping his clients achieve their property goals.

It’s this right blend of professionalism and approachability that has seen many of Damien’s clients successfully buy and sell several properties through him over the years. Together with his wife Kirsty, they launched their own successful real estate brand in Townsville called Keyes & Co Property in 2012 and have created an excellent platform from which they can serve their community for decades to come.

Passionate about the Townsville community, Damien along with his wife Kirsty are supporters of various local charity and junior sporting events and Damien’s work as an MC or auctioneer is well known at big events such as the Daniel Morcombe Foundation Gala Ball and the Ronald McDonald House Gala Ball.

Through his real estate sales platform, Damien leads a team of bright and committed career real estate agents that all share in the same passion – helping people achieve their real estate dreams. Living out his own dream, Damien’s legacy is through helping those on his team realise their own potential and share in their highs and lows throughout their respective property careers.

Keyes & Co. Property and the work the company does through its agents and clients alike is something Damien is deeply passionate about and feels privileged to be part of and is genuinely excited about the journey that lays ahead.

SPECIALITIES

Damien has been in the real estate industry since 1993

Bachelor of Management James Cook University 2001

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 2021

Unrestricted Real Estate Agent’s Licence

Licenced Auctioneer

Company Director since 2004

Corporations Licence since 2006

Principal and Director of Keyes and Co Property

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Member of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland

Townsville Zone Chairman for the Real Estate Institute of Queensland 2013-2017

Regional Board Director of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland 2017-2020

GAICD

Danielle Hornsby

SECRETARY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ALLIED HEALTH, TOWNSVILLE HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICE

Danielle is a passionate North Queenslander, with a strong understanding of the health industry as a business contributor, and business driver for communities.

She has qualifications in Speech Pathology and Business, living and working in regional Queensland for 30 years, including Townsville for the past 7 years. With a strong background in regional health, she maintains a personal passion for improving the health, wellbeing and lives of people living in regional areas.

She has served on many organisations, committees, and governance groups to inform strategy, policy and operations, including as an executive director allied health, chief operating officer and chief executive officer. She has previously served on the Board of the Mackay Hospital Foundation, and is a current Board Director and Governance Committee member for selectability, one of Queensland’s largest regional mental health and suicide prevention providers.

Danielle Hornsby B.SP.Thy. MBA. GAICD.

Gold Benefits

Member’s price for selected special events

Member’s price extended to guests at ticketed events

Two (2) free networking events every month

Listing in the NQ Chambers Magazine

Email on distribution list (per annum)

Directory listing on Townsville Chamber Website

Membership Certificate

Membership Sticker

Posts in weekly e-bulletin (2,800 addresses) Posts on our social media portals

Exclusive offers with Membership Partners (additional cost

Advertising Voucher with Star FM / Power100 radio

Exclusive invitation to attend Member Round Table Morning Tea

Priority invitation to special networking events and partnership opportunities

Michele Falconieri

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

PARTNER, WILSON/RYAN/GROSE LAWYERS

Michele (read “Micheal”) is the Partner in charge of the Commercial Solutions, Dispute Resolutions and Litigation work group at wilson ryan grose Lawyers.

In addition to his role as President of the Townsville Chamber, Michele is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an active member in the business community.

Michele’s qualifications include Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Michele represents the Chamber on Council’s Sister City Committee, and contributes to the portfolios of governance and relations with Asia for our organisation.

Michele Falconieri

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

PARTNER, WILSON/RYAN/GROSE LAWYERS

Michele (read “Micheal”) is the Partner in charge of the Commercial Solutions, Dispute Resolutions and Litigation work group at wilson ryan grose Lawyers.

In addition to his role as President of the Townsville Chamber, Michele is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an active member in the business community.

Michele’s qualifications include Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Michele represents the Chamber on Council’s Sister City Committee, and contributes to the portfolios of governance and relations with Asia for our organisation.

Chris Rockemer

PRESIDENT

COO, MENNINGER CAPITAL

Chris is the Chief Operating Officer at Menninger Capital and is also an Executive Director of Marathon Consolidated Ltd. Chris has 15 years’ experience in the operations and risk management of successful small-to-medium businesses.

Previously, Chris ran a consultancy business specialising in training small-to-medium business owners and assisting with their financial operations.

Chris holds a BAS Agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board. Prior to his appointment as Treasurer for the Townsville Chamber in 2016, Chris acted as Chair of the Young Chamber Committee from 2009 to 2015. Chris is currently undertaking a PhD in Behavioural Economics, having completed his postgraduate Honours degree in Economics at James Cook University where he was awarded the C.P. Harris Medal.

Chris contributes to the portfolios of governance, small business, sports and Millenia engagement for our organisation.

Micheal Thorsen

DEPUTY PRESIDENT

Kate Smith

TREASURER

CFO, RAMM GROUP

Kate has a broad and diverse skill set from over 20 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor, working with family-based enterprises throughout Queensland.

Born and bred in the region, Kate is a fierce advocate for our region’s business community.

Kate’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Commerce, Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Diploma Financial Planning, holding a certificate of Public Practice and registration as a Tax Agent.

Kate has previously held Board positions with the Townsville Hospital Foundation and Zonta Club of Townsville Metro.

Kevin Booth

BOARD MEMBER

OWNER, NQ AUDIO VISUAL

Kevin is the owner director of NQAV and has been a business owner since 2008.

He is the recipient of many industry awards including the Australian Institute of Management 30 Under 30, and was a Finalist of the Townsville Chamber Young Business Achievement Award in 2012. Prior to joining the Townsville Chamber Board, Kevin was the Chair of the Young Chamber Committee for two years and is also currently a Board member of Coast to Country Housing Company and a member of the Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise.

Kevin represents the Chamber on Council’s City Image Advisory Committee, and contributes to the portfolios of small business, digital disruption and technology for our organisation.

Emily Hall

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

Emily has a broad and diverse background in administration, finance and science through her work in government, not for profit, small business, retail and commercial industries.

Born and bred in Townsville with experience working and running a Brisbane small business, Emily is a proud Townsville resident and an advocate for local business, creative arts, education and community.

Emily is a graduate of JCU and CQU. Her qualifications include: Bachelor of Biomedical Science; Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting; Certificate IV in Work Health Safety. Emily has previously held a volunteer Board position with the Saints Eagles Souths Football Club.

Daniel Christie

BOARD MEMBER

HEAD OF ENGINEERING, JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY

Daniel Christie is currently the Head of Engineering at James Cook University.

As a North Queensland native, Daniel is passionate about the region and hopes his experience gained in working nationally and internationally will allow him to help shape a successful and prosperous North Queensland.

Dan’s qualifications include: Bachelor of Engineering, Masters of Science (Engineering), Fellow of Engineers Australia and CPEng.

Chris Volpi

CPC MEMBER

ASSOCIATE, WILSON/RYAN/GROSE LAWYERS

Chris is an Associate at Wilson Ryan Grose Lawyers where he practises as a lawyer in Family Law and Insurance and Injury Compensation. Chris is the Captain of the Chamber Projects Committee and the Chair of the Townsville Young Chamber Committee.

Chris’ qualifications include Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Masters of Law (Commercial), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Prior to obtaining his Law and Accounting qualifications, Chris worked in Hospitality Management for over 10 years.

In addition to devoting his time to the legal profession, Chris volunteers his time as a committee member of Estates Soccer Club and carries out pro bono work for Townsville Community Law and the Community Grow Legal Clinic.

Peter Cavallo

BOARD MEMBER

PARTNER, CAREY GROUP

Peter is a Partner with the Carey Group and has over 20 years’ experience in advising small business, servicing clients in Ingham and surrounding districts.

Peter has extensive experience in accountancy and taxation advice across a broad base of industries.

Peter is also a Board Member of St Patricks College Townsville, Chair (Legal & IR Committee) HIA North Queensland and President of the Townsville District Rugby Union. Peter represents the Chamber contributes to the portfolios of finance and employment for our organisation.

Miranda Mears

BOARD MEMBER

Miranda Mears is an experienced and passionate leader and consultant with over 25 years of starting, running and exiting businesses. Her special interest and focus areas for business advisory and consulting are in Governance, Strategy, Digital Transformation and Cyber Security.

Miranda is currently Head of Smart Precinct NQ and strategic projects for developing impact and positive improvement in North Queensland. Miranda previously owned registered Training Organisation Learning Partnerships and co-founded Securus Global, one of Australia’s most highly regarded Information Security and technical research companies before selling and floating it on the ASX. It is now part of the Tesserent group of companies which was admitted to the ASX All Ordinaries Index of the top 500 ASX listed companies by market capitalisation.

Miranda is passionate about the North Australia Region and focussing on three key areas Securing the North – Securing Supply Chains, Securing New Economic Opportunities and Securing New Jobs for the Future.

Specialties:
Execution of projects & programs
Business analysis and transformation
Training and development
Planning, preparing and executing Board & business strategy
Business mentoring and strategy coaching
Business systemization, process mapping & change
Standards compliance & risk management assessment / development
Systems and eCommerce development & implementation
IT Security risk and compliance assessments & management

Michael Kopittke

BOARD MEMBER

PARTNER, ETRAINU & YOM STAR

Michael has held Senior Sales and Marketing roles with some the world’s leading brands including Colgate Palmolive, Unilver, Cadbury Schweppes and Pepsi.

Michael commenced the Brumbys North Queensland Master Franchise in February 1994 and opened over 16 stores and franchised 60 stores in North Queensland and New Zealand, selling in 2010. Michael is an equity partner in Etrainu / Yomconnect and consults to small and large businesses.

Michael represents the Chamber on the Community Policing Board, and contributes to the portfolios of retail, crime, finance and employment for our organisation.

Ross McLennan

CEO

Chamber’s strategic directions; relations with members and stakeholders; management of the organisation.

4771 2729, 0447 895 525, [email protected]

Claire Bradshaw

EVENTS COORDINATOR

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