Advisors to lead businesses into ‘new normal’

Barbara KelteyBarbara Keltey has been elected President of the Regional Advisory Council by her peers. Image: Wildfig alliance.

Business NSW Central Coast has elected a new Regional Advisory Council, with Milestone Belanova Director, Barbara Ketley, taking the helm as President.

Rod Dever, who is Learning and Development Coordinator for APM Employment Services, has been elected Vice President.

Business NSW Regional Director, Paula Martin, said this year’s Advisory Council members combine a wealth of valuable business experience and have put up their hands to continue the regional advocacy performed by outgoing members.

“Business NSW is the peak business group representing all business across the Central Coast and the business challenges have been and will continue to be large,” Martin said.

“We will have our work cut out for us as we help business navigate through a reopen and then establish a new operating normal.”

Barbara Ketley replaces immediate past President, Frank Sammut, who led the Regional Advisory Council for four years.

“I’d like to thank Frank for his tireless work to support the growth of industry across the Coast including providing valuable guidance to the local Chambers of Commerce.” Ketley said.

“During Frank’s time he supported major initiatives from helping business manage COVID compliance through to programs to help resolve our growing skills shortages.

“Our new Regional Advisory Council will be a valuable asset to the region, and I am looking forward to continuing the great work led by the previous Regional Advisory Council.”

Other members of the Advisory Council include: Frank Sammut, Chief Executive Officer Central Coast Industry Connect; Nicole Redmond, Corporate Services Manager Norths Construction & Building; Jared Hirst, Chief Executive Officer Servers Australia; Raylee McLeod, Owner Family Chips; Jenni Allan, Chief Executive Officer ADSII Home Living; Russell Cooper, Chief Executive Officer Gosford RSL; Melanie Smith, Westfield Centre Manager; Matthew Lusted, Owner LA Commercial and President Business Wyong; Martin LaMarchant, Director Bishop Collins; Matthew Wales, Owner Wales & Associates and President Peninsula Chamber of Commerce; and Bob Diaz, Owner ProDive Central Coast and President The Entrance Chamber of Commerce.

Media release, Sep 27
Business NSW Central Coast