New Board Members Elected at Chamber AGM

Canberra Business Chamber announces new board members
Canberra Business Chamber announces new board members

24 November 2016



The Canberra Business Chamber Board welcomed three new members at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night.

“Our Board has been exceptionally well-served for many years by Michelle Melbourne, Greg Castle and Louise Hughes, but in line with our Constitution, they each retired at last night’s AGM,” Canberra Business Chamber Chair, Glenn Keys explained. “An election was held to fill these newly vacant positions.”

“Six outstandingly qualified members nominated for the Board positions. I am pleased to announce our new Board Members are:

“Jason Duarte the Executive Manager, Head of Corporate Banking ACT for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Jason has worked with the Commonwealth Bank since 2007 and his roles have included responsibility for relationship managing the Bank’s government related and university clients in NSW and here in the ACT.

“Lorcan Murphy is Chief Executive Officer of Communities@Work, a highly respected and successful social enterprise serving the ACT and wider capital region. Lorcan brings to the Board a clear understanding of the unique relationship between the business and community sectors.

“And Alicia Shepard, Chief Operating Officer of ONTHEGO Sports. Born and raised in Canberra, Alicia was the first Chamber member to take part in our Future Leaders Program and we are very pleased to see her join the Board following that experience. Alicia is an extremely multi-skilled woman, in business and in life. Her work experience is in retail, sales and operations in industries such as residential and commercial furniture, architectural products and now operating the successful ONTHEGO Sports, which specialises in custom made sportswear.

“On behalf of the Canberra Business Chamber Board, I would like to thank Michelle, Greg and Louise for all their hard work on behalf of the region’s business sector,” Mr Keys praised.

“I welcome our new Board members and look forward to working with them. Each of our new Board Members have very specific skills and insights that will significantly benefit the Board and contribute strongly to our representation of Canberra Region businesses.”

Media Contact: Robyn Hendry, CEO Canberra Business Chamber 0418 462 15