Victorian Chamber Executive Council

Richard Holyman

Managing Director, Martin & Pleasance

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

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 public relations and communication solutions.

Richard Elkington

Director, Paradise Consulting

Richard has been a long-term member of the Victorian Chamber Executive Council since 1999 and is Director of Paradise Consulting. Richard is also Chair of Regional Development Australia Gippsland.

Dan Feldman

Managing Partner, HR Legal

Dan Feldman 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.

Graham Margetts

Managing Director, Balluff

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

Jeremy Johnson

President, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jeremy is the current 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 and Killeen Wines

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

Amanda Purdie

Corporate Communications Manager, Commtract

Amanda is the Corporate Communications Manager at Commtract, an online marketplace for communications professionals. Amanda possesses extensive experience in public relations and corporate communications and was the Director of Corporate at Edelman Melbourne. Amanda sits on the Melbourne Chamber's Advisory Board.

Charles Davidson

Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Hot Springs

Charles is Chair of the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) and Chief Executive Officer and founder of Peninsula Hot Springs, Victoria’s first natural hot mineral spring bathing facility. Since its establishment in 2005, the Peninsula Hot Springs now attracts over 450,000 visitors each year.

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.

Paul Macartney (Regional Chairperson - Bendigo)

Co-Founder, Digital Streets

Paul Macartney is the Co-Founder of Digital Streets, a digital marketing specialist with over 40 years of experience in offering content creation and marketing services to small and medium sized businesses.

Nerida Kerr (Regional Chairperson - Wodonga)

Executive Officer, AgBiz Assist Limited (RFCS VICTORIA - North East)

Nerida commenced her role as the Executive Officer of AgBiz Assist in 2012. Established by Goulburn Murray Hume Agcare, AgBiz is a social enterprise working to provide rural financial counselling as well as other services including farm business planning and succession planning to local communities and businesses.

Mark Answerth (Regional Chairperson - Traralgon)

Board member, Latrobe Valley Enterprises

Mark is a Board member of Latrobe Valley Enterprises (LVE), a non-for-profits enterprise providing employment opportunities for people with a disability. Prior to joining LVE, Mark was the Managing Director of Midstate CreditCollect, the largest collection and credit management agency in Regional Victoria.

*All Victorian Chamber Board members are members of the Executive Council