After completing my certificate in Business, I moved to Caboolture in 1992 following my parents who relocated the year before to establish my own small business.
I have always been a supporter of small business and always have been involved in the business community in Caboolture.
I have recently been appointed to the Queensland Small Business Advisory Council; The Queensland Small Business Advisory Council (QSBAC) provides a direct line of communication between small business and government.
The QSBAC focuses on significant small business issues and provides advice and solutions to the Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games on small business growth, sustainability and employment; The Honorable Minister Leanne Enoch.
I have enjoyed the opportunity to be able to engage in discussion and planning around supporting small business in Queensland.
I was also able to influence federal government in my role as Executive Officer of economic Security4Women. Here I was able to meet with Federal ministers and discuss small business and supporting them in their goals to be diverse and engaging with the community. As an organisation we also conducted national small business surveys to inform the Government and organisations on the issues confronting small business today and worked with them to find suitable solutions.
I have also been very active in the small business community locally.
During my time in Caboolture I have owned and operated 4 small businesses, businesses that employed local people and serviced local people.
I have always been a member of the business community and a passionate advocate for the Caboolture / Morayfield area.
I have been a part of many groups such as
- BPW Caboolture
- Mentoring business owners, providing professional and personal growth opportunities.
- Caboolture Business Think Tank
- Working on a distribution centre to encourage local jobs for local people
- Working with Council to engage in a strategic economic development plan to encourage business and industry to our area
- Working together to develop a better understanding of our area and the resources that we already have and what we need in the future
- Member of CBEC
- Member of Commerce Caboolture
- Member of CBD Traders