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Clint Ekert
President
Clint Ekert has been recently elected to the President role of our Chamber of Commerce. Clint has a long history with our organisation including five years in various roles from Secretary, Membership, Vice President to Town Coordinator. Clint has 12 years experience running a family retail store, and is Currently Community Relations Coordinator for Cancer Council NSW covering the Hunter Region. Clint has had a key hands on role in each Stomp Festival and many of our projects.
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Rienna DeVisser
Vice President
Rienna runs a successful Patisserie in the local area and brings a hospitality management background to the table for our Chamber. Rienna is hands on in many of our projects and has been in our oganisation for 2 years now. Being on the frontline with customers in our area gives Rienna an insight to what issues locals and visitors are most passionate about.
Margaret Keighley
Treasurer
Margaret is an original Ellalong girl and returned home in 2016, after a stint teaching Business Admin and Finance at Charles Darwin University, to be closer to her family. Margaret's obsession with numbers and ‘doing things right’ helps our Committee's operation be spick ‘n’ span and orderly.
Bronwyn Musgrove
Secretary
Bronwyn is a returning to our board as secretary. Bronwyn has given alot of time to volunteer with our organisation in the past and we look forward Bronwyn bringing a wealth of knowledge in the Education sector to the table.
Geoff Walker
Membership Officer
Geoff has been involved in the operations of family small businesses all of his life. He has worked in the finance industry for many years, having a Bachelor of Business, majoring in marketing and business management and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Geoff’s wife, Julie is the owner of local fashion shop, Pizazz Boutiques here in Cessnock, while he and his two son’s need to travel outside of the local area for their daily work commitments. The main reason for Geoff’s involvement with Cessnock Chamber is to support the local business community, to thank “Cessnock” for being a great place to live and to help grow local business and employment opportunities for our residents.
Luke Main
Board Member
Olivia Palfreyman
Board Member
Olivia is the Administration Manager at Palfreyman Chartered Accountants and is studying Law and Social Science (Human Services) at the University of Newcastle. On completion, Olivia hopes to join a local law firm in supporting young people and families experiencing difficulty. Olivia has been involved in the community for a number of years, through Equestrian sports as well as her role as Young Citizen of the Year. Olivia joined Cessnock Chamber of Commerce as a board member to encourage Cessnock’s young professionals to get involved with the development of their local business community.
Matthew Evans
Board Member
Anthony Burke
Coordinator
Kelly Ann Cuskelly
Board Member

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