President: Cameron McDonald (Carter Ferguson Solicitors) Cameron is a Senior Solicitor at Carter Ferguson Solicitors specialising in property, planning and environment and commercial law. Cameron has been on the KDBC board since Aug 2017. Cameron is passionate about supporting small business.
Vice President: Gavin McClure (Kiama Mini Coach Charters) Gavin’s is a face you would definitely recognise. Not only is he the Owner and Manager of Kiama Mini Coach Charters and a former Councillor at Kiama Council, Gavin has been a director on the board of the Kiama and District Business Chamber since 2009. For Gavin, being part of the Chamber offers more than just mentoring and assisting other businesses. On top of that, the Chamber gives him “a sense of being part of a united group and part of something bigger. Networking and training is one of the most important things that the Chamber does”
Immediate Past President: Marie Beikmanis (Marie’s Favourite Things) Marie served at Chamber President for 6 years. Now running an online business, Marie’s Favourite Things following 7 successful years as owner of Lush Flowers and Gifts, Marie was named Kiama Local Woman of the Year in 2017. Marie is a strong advocate for local businesses in Kiama and surrounds.
Treasurer: Greg Langford (ANZ Bank) Greg is ANZ Bank’s Business Banking Manager – Health Specialist
Greg has been a Director on the Board for 5 years and joined the board to “better understand what is happening in local business and also to be able to have some input into things happening in the local community to support local business”.
Secretary: Steve Warwick (RMB Lawyers) Steve is a partner at RMB Lawyers and is heavily involved in community projects throughout the Illawarra. As a partner, Steve also encourages his professional staff to becoming actively involved in local community groups and “give back” to the community and joining the Chamber was a way to do this. “I think it develops a sense of camaraderie amongst Local Businesses and embarks upon both marketing (promotional) and support scheme for Business Groups that may not be able to organise/support them on their own”
Director: Kay McNiven – Hindmarsh Park Cottage / Kiama Cabs. Kay has lived in Kiama since 1993 and is the local business owner of Kiama Cabs and Hindmarsh Park Cottage. Kay has served as a director on the board of Kiama Tourism for many years as well as our KDBC Board. Kay is extremely proud to be associated with the Business Chamber and to have been involved with the progression and success of the Chamber to where it is today.
Director: Gary McKay (GMK Consulting)
Director: Amanda Smith (People, Purpose Solutions) An experienced People and Change practitioner, Amanda is able to balance the needs of the future with today’s challenges. Authentic in approach; she is passionate about simplifying the complex; helping people find meaning in their work and partnering with leaders to make the most of the strengths in their team.