Director, RCBCR Equity
Project Manager, Twin Quays Noosa
Tim has a commercial background encompassing sales and advertising, commercial banking, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and consulting. He has been a senior sales leader of cross-functional teams experienced in delivering during periods of major business and digital transformation.
Tim made a career change into the tourism industry and along with his wife now manages Twin Quays resort in Noosaville.
In addition to his role at the Noosa Chamber of Commerce, Tim is also President of the Noosaville Business Association and President of The Noosa Triathlon Club, a local not-for-profit sporting association.
Director, Aspire Property Management
As an experienced company director and CFO, Karen contributes to the financial management of Noosa Chamber resources and budgets.
Karen is a co-owner of local management rights, property management businesses and an innovative water management business, including Aspire Property Management and Flowd – Smart Water Solutions.
“I have skills and experiences in managing budgets, finances and human resources and I believe I can add value to the Noosa Chamber of Commerce committee, and its reporting and accountability to its membership.”
An experienced manager, management consultant and policy analyst, Ingrid also served as a Noosa councillor.
During her career Ingrid specialised in communications, change management, executive development, organisational structure and job design, performance appraisal systems, staff surveys, focus groups and project management. She worked in public service, financial services, utilities, retail and agribusiness in Australian and international corporate and government organisations.
As a Noosa councillor Ingrid advocated for improved governance, including transparency, evidence-based decision-making, objective merit-based selection and procurement, and a fair go for residents and their businesses.
On retiring from consulting, Ingrid has held voluntary roles as chairperson, treasurer and secretary of community groups and body corporates and has prepared submissions to Queensland and NSW government reviews of body corporate legislation.
Ingrid's qualifications include BA, MBA, Grad Dip Ed and the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
She is also trained in project management, Elliott Jaques' Human Capability model, and is a MBTI practitioner.
Principal/Owner, Team Body Corporate
Andrew has extensive business experience working in senior executive management roles in the fast-moving consumer goods, property and retail sectors in New Zealand, Australia, Asia -Pacific and the USA.
He has worked in a number of successful organisations and has been involved in all aspects of both public and private including initial public offerings , takeovers, mergers and the sale of businesses.
Andrew’s company Team Body Corporate is an award winning business that manages over 300 Bodies Corporate predominantly on the Sunshine Coast. He employs 12 team members locally and his company is an enthusiastic supporter of Sunshine Butterflies.
In a number of successful organisations he has been involved all aspects of both public and private companies including initial public offerings, takeovers, mergers and the sale of companies.
Andrew has a strong philanthropic background including founder of Kids Help Line in New Zealand and Board member of Barnardos. He has worked as a business mentor to a number of young entrepreneurs.
Andrew is President of the Strata Community Association (QLD), the peak body in Australia and New Zealand for industry managers, lot owners, tenants and stakeholders living in strata title, body corporate, community title or owners corporations.
Andrew is married and has two wonderful daughters. He completed 10 Ironman events including Kona in Hawaii.
Manager, Ocean Breeze Resort
Gareth has variously been a manager and owner within the hospitality industry in a variety of locations including Sydney, Townsville, Mackay and Airlie Beach – finally settling in Noosa in 2010.
Currently he is managing Ocean Breeze Resort, as well as assisting with the operations of several other Hastings Street accommodation providers including Saks on Hastings, Bella Casa and Jacaranda Apartments.
He also has experience with owning both small to medium hospitality businesses which means he is all too aware of the rewards and challenges this can present. A key passion is the development of innovative guest experiences, as well as the retention and engagement of employees.
Gareth graduated from Sydney University after majoring in Political Science, and then completed a post graduate diploma in hospitality management at James Cook University, Townsville.
Gareth is also currently Treasurer of the Hastings Street Association and holds a full Real Estate license.
Maryanne’s experience spans a leadership career within corporate, commercial and sporting/volunteer environments.
MaryAnne has considerable international and domestic business development experience plus strong management skills gained from working in a variety of industry sectors.
She has assisted companies both in the export and super yacht sectors enter and gain exposure in a number of key international markets, worked directly with government departments helping to reduce red tape. She works to create the best possible environment for businesses to survive and thrive.
Maryanne has a strong focus on assisting businesses grow their bottom line through strong day to day business management, relationship building and development of strategies that drive sales both domestically and internationally.
Her key skills include leadership, business development, sponsorship, marketing, and project management. Maryanne also has significant experience in membership based organisations.
In addition to her committee role at the Noosa Chamber of Commerce, Maryanne is also on the Tourism Noosa Board
MD, iO2 Insurance Group
Joel Laventure has over 32 years experience in the general insurance industry. In addition to Australia, Joel has lived and worked in insurance markets all over the globe, including Asia, North America, and Europe.
Prior to establishing iO2, Joel held senior management and executive positions with some of the largest global insurers worldwide, including Allianz, Chubb, ACE, and QBE.
Joel is an AFSL Responsible Manager, holds an MBA (Insurance) and is a Fellow and Risk Management Advisory Board Member of ANZIIF (Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance).
When not at iO2 or travelling for work, Joel loves spending time at home with his family exploring the beautiful Sunshine Coast.