22 November 2017
Under the Chamber’s constitution we elected 3 new board members at Monday’s AGM. We welcome Jure Domazet of DOMA Group, Jo Metcalfe of GHD and Sarah Rajic of Capital Recruit to the board and look forward to working with you to grow business in CBR.
MD Doma Group
Jure is the Managing Director of the Doma Group, with interests in property investment and development (including residential, office, retail, hotel and car parking), hotel operations and management (including all food and beverage operations) and private equity. Predominantly based in the ACT, the Group has property interests along the eastern seaboard, including Jervis Bay, Sydney and Newcastle. Its private equity interests span both local, national and international businesses in retail, manufacturing and software, encompassing both established businesses and start-ups.
Jure attended the ANU, where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Upon completing his professional qualifications, Jure worked in commercial finance with a national bank and as a commercial lawyer with a national law firm.
As well as private company directorships, Jure currently holds the following positions:
- Director and Interim Chair of the Canberra Convention Bureau;
- Director at Canberra Girls Grammar School (and Chairman of the Development and Planning Committee);
- Member of the ANU Campus Planning Committee.
Jure is a former director of the Property Council of Australia ACT and was President from 2011-2015.
Reasons for standing
Doma Group is a multi-disciplinary business and has historically had its emphasis in property. As the Group has grown, the operations of the business in hotels, food and beverage operations and private equity have created a large footprint for the Group outside of direct property. The Group has over 300 direct employees (full-time, part-time and casual) and has significant annual investment in the ACT affecting employment of many other Canberrans.
In nominating for the Board, I bring my interest, experience and exposure across all these sectors in assisting the direction of the Canberra Business Chamber. My view is that the CBC best serves its membership when it appreciates policy impacts across the whole of ACT industry and I would aim to assist with this understanding.
ACT and Southern New South Wales Manager
Jo Metcalfe is the ACT and Southern New South Wales manager for GHD, a global professional services firm. She has a strong relationships with government and twenty years of consulting, professional services management and industry peak body employment history. Jo makes significant contributions to the organisations for which she plays committee, council and board roles, a commitment that she is eager to continue with Canberra Business Chamber. She has been an active member of the Property Council of Australia since 2004, was a Director of Consult Australia, the peak body for design companies in the built environment. Jo’s past roles include State Manager of the Australian Institute of Architects ACT and Managing Principal of peckvonhartel Architects.
“I am passionate about issues affecting the business community of Canberra and the region and its role servicing the private and public sectors locally, nationally and internationally. I am committed to supporting the Business Chamber advocate for optimal environments for business through strong relationships with government and other stakeholders and the resulting value proposition for Chamber members.”
Sarah Rajic is the co-founder of Capital Recruit and General Manager of Staff Check. She is also the 2017 Canberra Business Chamber Future Leader which provides her an opportunity to observe the CBC board meetings and contribute to the business community through the board.
Capital Recruit specialises in corporate recruitment including accounting, human resources, marketing and communications, sales and administration across government and the business community in the ACT. Since its inception over three years ago, Capital Recruit has grown significantly and recently broadened its services delivering managed volume recruitment processes and assessment design within the Federal Government environment. Staff Check is a leading supplier of security vetting services, providing personnel security services to government and business.
Sarah commenced her career in 2000 in accounting recruitment in Canberra. For the past 10 years, she has managed recruitment teams and branches across Canberra and Sydney. In August 2014, Sarah founded Capital Recruit with Glen Heward. In addition to Capital Recruit, Sarah was appointed General Manager of Staff Check mid 2016 to focus on client management, strategy and leadership.
Sarah is currently undertaking the Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Course in Canberra, has a Diploma in Business and is accredited with the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA). She regularly presents for CPA Australia and other industry bodies on recruitment best practice, industry updates, leadership and career development.
Sarah Rajic is the 2017 Future Leader with the Canberra Business Chamber. Over the past 10 months, she has immersed herself in the Chamber and board activities, including contributing to minister meetings, the inquiry into insecure workers, the finance and audit committee and other working groups.
This year, Sarah received the Best New Business Owner award from Canberra Women in Business for the success of her business, Capital Recruit and her contribution to the Canberra business community.
Sarah is keen to continue her contribution to the Canberra Business Chamber and increase opportunities for business to thrive, innovate, and handle the challenges ahead such as cyber security, government procurement, business stability and workforce growth. The past 10 months has been instructive for Sarah, in particular the business support, connections and advocacy work the business chamber delivers in Canberra.