Victorian Chamber Executive Team

Mark Stone AM

Chief Executive

Mark Stone AM is the Chief Executive of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Victoria’s most influential business organisation. Mark was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours (2016). Mark is a Director on the Board of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), an Australia Day Ambassador and Fellow of the Williamson Leadership program. Mark was on the Board of Tourism Australia for 6 years.

Prior to joining the Victorian Chamber, Mark was the Chief Executive of Tourism Victoria. This followed a 12 year period as Chief Executive of Parks Victoria, which manages one fifth of Victoria’s land area, employs 1200 staff and has a $4 billion asset base.

Gary Egan

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Scott Veenker

Executive Director – Operations

Scott Veenker is Victorian Chamber’s Executive Director of Operations, responsible for membership services, events, sponsorship, marketing, branding and communication strategies, and overseeing and supporting the activities of VTIC.

Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in banking and finance, having held senior positions across multiple distribution channels with Esanda Finance and ANZ.

Scott is a Fellow of FINSIA, a Graduate of the AICD, and holds a Masters of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance).

Bryce Prosser

Executive Director - Policy and Advocacy

Bryce Prosser is the Victorian Chamber’s Executive Director of Policy & Advocacy and is responsible for the Chamber’s policy development, advocacy, government and stakeholder relations and media.

Bryce has extensive experience in policy development, advocacy and corporate affairs having held senior positions in both the public and private sectors in Australia and overseas.  This experience has been gained across a number of industries including financial services, manufacturing, health, infrastructure, transport and regulation. 

He is also a Board Member of Tweddle Child and Family Services.

Bryce holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons), a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Michael McCallum

Executive Director - Commercial Services

Michael McCallum is the Victorian Chamber’s Executive Director of Commercial Services and is responsible for the Chamber’s commercial areas: International Trade, Workplace Relations, CCI Legal, HSE, Training and Apprenticeship Services.

Michael has extensive commercial experience gained from working in numerous Senior Commercial Leadership positions and from successfully running several businesses. He joins us from QinetiQ Australia, a subsidiary of QinetiQ Ltd, a FTSE listed defence contractor with 10,000 staff globally where he was Head of Commercial and Governance. Prior to this he was a commercial manager at BAE Systems responsible for the delivery of the first Landing Helicopter Dock ship to the RAN. He is legally qualified and has extensive experience in leadership, strategy, entrepreneurship, commercial and governance.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Banking major) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Dianne Smith

Executive Director - Melbourne Chamber of Commerce

Dianne joined the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce in October 2016 after five years as the Chief Executive of Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC).

Dianne spent 25 years in the tourism industry, working in Melbourne and regional Victoria covering marketing, visitor services, policy and strategy. Her previous roles include Manager Tourism Partnerships, Parks Victoria, Executive Director, Ballarat Tourism, and Marketing and Visitor Services Manager at Melbourne Zoo. Between September 2015 and March 2016, Dianne was seconded by the Victorian Government to undertake the GM Regional role, in the transition to Visit Victoria.

Dianne has also worked in the hotel and computer industries and has a Bachelor of Economics and Politics.

She is also proud to be an Adjunct Professor, Victoria University – a role in which she can mentor young people into the industry.