Roz White – Co-owner/founder White’s Grocers– Mooloolah, Bli Bli, Mt Coolum & Peregian Beach. Over the past 23 years the supermarket business has evolved and grown from a small convenience store to 4 multi-award winning IGA supermarkets. White’s IGA focus on supporting other local business providers, suppliers and growers which means they stock 100’s of local products. Roz is a passionate small business advocate having held leadership positions including board chair and is a professional member of various industry groups. Roz is a regular speaker at trade and industry events including providing insights through the University of the Sunshine Coast and Innovation Centre. She is the current vice-president of the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network and an active community volunteer having founded and organised many community events and fundraisers for over a decade. White’s IGA have generated $100 000 back to the community through charity events, fundraisers, donations and sponsorships just in the past 12 months. Roz is a volunteer director with Montrose Therapy & Respite Services and a volunteer advisory member of the Queensland Community Foundation (Sunshine Coast).
SECRETARY | WENDY CHADWICK
Wendy is a well-known local businesswoman with a strong track record of investing in successful ventures. Initially operating as MBE Maroochydore, she has built Express Print & Mail from a one person small shopfront to become the largest full service commercial print and mailing operation under one roof on the Sunshine Coast. Wendy manages all HR, finance and administration for the business and in her free time can be found on her stand-up paddleboard exploring the waterways of the beautiful Maroochy River. Most recently Wendy was awarded Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network "Corporate Business Woman of the Year 2016".
TREASURER | SHAREE WEBSTER
Principal, Holmans BComm, CA, CTA, RTA
Sharee Webster is one of the Principals of Holmans – a chartered accountancy and taxation business operating on the Sunshine Coast. Sharee is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, a Chartered Tax Adviser from the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Registered Tax Agent.
At Holmans, Sharee specialises in business structures, taxation advice, superannuation and in particular Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs). She has extensive experience in providing strategic tax advice to private clients, owner-operated family businesses and large corporate entities.
Sharee is passionate about being part of the Sunshine Coast Community and about giving back to the community. As well as being the current Treasurer of the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network, as a Buderim local, she is proud to hold her position on the Board of Directors of the Buderim Community Enterprises Limited, trading as the Buderim Community Bank ® Branch of Bendigo Bank.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR | BRENDA JAMNIK
Brenda’s experience encompasses working with leading national and international companies as well as government organisations to identify and achieve their future business needs.
She achieves this by facilitating, developing and implementing strategies to build and strengthen their human, systems and relationship capabilities and financial and intellectual capital through cultural and organisational change and relationship development.
The diversity of Brenda’s assignments range from providing advice and recommendations on community initiatives as member of advisory councils to the Ministers for Business and Women; assessing the reason for global fragmentation and providing recommendations to the United Nations and being invited to speak nationally and internationally (Asia, Europe, America, South America) on Leadership and Leadership development.
VICE PRESIDENT (ACTING) / SPONSORSHIP CHAIR
MARKETING CHAIR | LIZZIE HENEBERY
Owner, Lizzie Henebery Consulting
Lizzie is a qualified, experienced and awarded marketing and communications professional who has a way with words and a penchant for planning. She works in both traditional and digital media, and is particularly skilled in social media and online promotions. Through living, studying and working on the Sunshine Coast for most of her life, Lizzie is passionate about supporting this region. She has partnered with business across various industries and has a positive track record of creating strategies that deliver on objectives. Lizzie also works with a number of charities supporting fundraising events that deliver much needed services back to the Sunshine Coast community.
EVENTS CHAIR | DONNA NAIZOV
I am passionate about people & business. After being in many different industries in 3 different countries, I finally took residence on the Sunshine Coast in 2011 and since then have started a family and my business in carpet cleaning and pest control.
My passion lies in connecting people and watching local businesses thrive within the community.
When I was introduced to the network and attended my first event I was blown away with the amount of support and knowledge across women of the Sunshine Coast and I just had to be involved!
INDEPENDENT MEMBER | MICHELLE HAMER
Founder and CEO of Smart Advice is Michelle Hamer. Michelle’s career currently spans 4 businesses –Smart Advice, PC Smart, Smart Learning and University of the Sunshine Coast.
On returning to the Sunshine Coast from Sydney in 1994, Michelle developed PC Smart into a full-time business and has worked with a variety of local, interstate and international clients.
Services provided to these clients include training on a variety of PC desktop applications, consultancy services in relation to the set up of their computer environments and PC strategy, and consultation on workflow and document management.
In the corporate e-learning arena, Michelle has successfully completed projects for IBM in James Cook University (Medical Faculty) Townsville, Suncorp Metway, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
INDEPENDENT MEMBER | KAITLYN AKERS
Kaitlyn through PCOC is delivering a number of small projects with including strategy planning, cultural assessment audits, McQuaig job fit assessments for performance, process development, governance document audit, alongside a medium term project with an Allied Health group, bringing operational alignment to strategy and preparation for future growth and commercialization of innovation program.
Prior to this venture, Kaitlyn's leadership role with Infocus with responsibility for Commercial Projects, using her very strong skills in establishing and building new revenue and productivity opportunities for the group.
With Stellar, she lead partnerships with the ATO to provide inbound customer services the team established a new centre, the key management team and 250 Customer representatives, infrastructure, stakeholder relationships and delivered efficiency gain though piloting innovation in first 12 months of operation. Dedication to building a culture of achievement and good governance across all operational frameworks ensured the teams capabilities were fully realized in a fast-paced, heavily regulated environment.
As General Manager for the Holman Group, she had responsibility for operational and strategic management of the group’s Financial Services, Insurance and developing the Pathway business with venture investors.
Kaitlyn is a proud Alumni of USC Executive MBA program, Stanford Graduate Business School and Harvard Business School, Professional Business Woman of the Year 2007, Suncorp Supervisor of the Year and National Deposit and Payment Specialist , to her name. She is active in community leadership as Director of Surf Lifesaving Queensland and Executive to SCBWN and IML business networks, youth economic forums and Industry advisory panels.
Kaitlyn core values of honesty, courage, fairness, caring, trust and respect as integral to effective business practice combined with organisational skills and energy for getting things done.