Executive council

All Victorian Chamber Board members are part of the Executive Council.

David Abela

Managing Director, 3 Degrees Marketing

David is the Founder and Director of 3 Degrees Marketing, a Melbourne-based marketing agency specialising in providing clients across Australia and New Zealand creative marketing and communication solutions.

Mark Birrell AM

Deputy President, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mark Birrell AM is a full-time non-executive director and is currently the independent Chairman of PostSuper and a non-executive director of Transurban Limited. He was President of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 2013-2016.

Mark has served in leadership roles across public and private boards, including as Chairman of the Port of Melbourne Corporation, Chair of Infrastructure Australia, Chairman of Regis Healthcare, and National Leader of the Infrastructure Group at Minter Ellison Lawyers.

He has deep public policy experience through his earlier service as a Victorian Cabinet Minister, including as Minister for Industry, Science & Technology and Government Leader in the Upper House. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Companion of Engineers Australia.

Brendan Britten

Pitcher Partners

Brendan is the Managing Partner of Pitcher Partners Melbourne. Joining the Firm as a Graduate, he brings more than 25 years extensive experience advising businesses on their financial strategy. In addition to leading Pitcher Partners and its 750 people, he provides services to several large family businesses and sits on a number of client Advisory Boards and Finance Committees.

Dan Feldman

Managing Partner, HR Legal

Dan is the Managing Partner of HR Legal, an employment and safety law firm providing human resources solutions, strategies and legal advice to employers Australia-wide for almost 10 years.

Richard Holyman

Managing Director, Martin & Pleasance

Richard is the Managing Director of Martin & Pleasance, an Australian made and owned natural remedies company. Based in Melbourne, Martin & Pleasance has provided an extensive range of homeopathic products via manufacturing, importing and exporting for over 150 years.

Jeremy Johnson AM

Immediate Past President, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jeremy is the Immediate Past President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also chairs the Central Highlands Regional Water Corporation and is a Director/Trustee of CARE Super Pty Ltd. He is a qualified Company Secretary and a Justice of the Peace.

Wendy Killeen

Chief Executive Officer, Stanton & Killeen Wines

Wendy is the Chief Executive of Stanton & Killeen Wines, a leading family business since 1875 and a nationally and internationally recognised winemaker from the Rutherglen region in north east Victoria.

Kate Mannix (Regional Chairperson – Bendigo)

Chief Executive Officer at AFS & Associates

Kate was appointed CEO of AFS & Associates in 2017 after 10 years with the organisation working in audit, formation of its share registry department, and as General Manager of Corporate Services. Prior to working at AFS, Kate gained experience at PwC and Blockbuster Australia.

Graham Margetts

Managing Director, Balluff

Graham is the Managing Director of Balluff, a leading manufacturer of sensors, barcode, and safety products used in the Victorian manufacturing and automotive industry.

Amanda Purdie

Head of Campaign and Insights, Xero

Amanda is the Head of Campaign and Insights at Xero, one of the world’s fastest growing software companies. Amanda possesses extensive experience in public relations and corporate communications. Prior to joining Xero, Amanda was the Head of Edelman’s Reputation Practice in Melbourne and the Corporate Communications Manager at Commtract.

Elizabeth Rodriquez

Grossi Restaurants

Peter Valentine (Regional Chairperson - Geelong)

Chief Executive Officer, Geelong Taxi Network

Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of Geelong Taxi Network, Victoria’s largest urban taxi fleet providing extensive services in Geelong and surrounding areas including Torquay, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast region.

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