SUNSHINE Coast TAFE identity and business leader, Ross Hepworth, has today been elected as president of the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce.
Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE director Ross Hepworth has been elected new president of the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce.
SUNSHINE Coast TAFE identity and business leader, Ross Hepworth, has been elected as president of the Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce at today's Annual General Meeting.
who is best known for his
role as Director of the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE
is deeply committed to advancing economic performance at both a local and a regional level.
Elected unopposed to the position, Mr Hepworth
is looking forward to the opportunity to help business and industry through the next phase of development both within Maroochydore and beyond.
Mr Hepworth is a strong advocate for the small business sector and said that the businesses that the Chamber represents are the heart and soul of the Sunshine Coast economy and the real generator of the lifestyle we all enjoy.
"I will be working hard to ensure that the work we do with and on behalf of those businesses is not only what our members want but that it provides a platform for the decision- makers in our region to recognise the value we bring and the meaningful contributions we make", Mr Hepworth
will be joined on the Chamber's
Executive Committee by six other members of the local business community including Dustin Welch, Toni McCulloch, Helen Wright, Craig Allingham, Mark McGill and Peta Yujnovich.
In a tribute to the achievements of the out-going President, Myles McNamara, Mr Hepworth thanked Mr McNamara for his considerable contribution and extraordinary dedication on behalf of the Chamber.
"In particular, I congratulate Myles and the previous Committee for their efforts in keeping the planning and economic future of Maroochydore on the agenda," said Mr Hepworth
Mr Hepworth also confirmed signature regional business events such as the Sunshine Coast Business Expo and the Excellence in Business Awards would continue to be part of the Chamber's focus for the next 12 months.