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GBDG BOARD

The board members of the Gawler Business Development Group.

Tony Piccolo

General Member
Tony Piccolo has been the local State Member of Parliament since March 2006. Prior to his election to State Parliament, Tony served as the Mayor of Gawler for six years. While in Parliament, Tony has initiated a number of inquiries that sought to improve the market and legislative environment for small business. The Franchise Law Reform and Farm Machinery Inquiries led to the enactment of the Small Business Commissioner Act 2011 (SA). Tony is currently working with small business in the region to reduce red tape and establish a regulatory framework, which enables small artisan businesses in the food sector to value add and grow
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Gaby Haidar

General Member
Coming soon
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Tina Robson

Treasurer
I am a qualified Bookkeeper and my experience in the field of finance spans over 25 years. I have gained excellent knowledge on small businesses and not for profit organisations, and understand the challenges in running a business. Outside of finance I am a Director of an IT company (Ampurta) that my husband and I commenced in 1986. I am proud to say that we are a strong business and succeed in maintaining high quality services and values. Ampurta provides IT hardware, software, infrastructure solutions and maintenance to a variety of industries, from enterprise to micro businesses.
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Kim Peake

General Member
Kim previously worked at Disability S.A. as Staff Trainer and has a certificate VI in assessment & training a Certificate. 12 years ago Kim took a total career change and purchased Kornacraft Sewing Centre in 2006. For the first two years she continued to work for both till she decided that the business need her to more involved to grow and flourish. Increasing her knowledge of running a small business very important so she completed a 9 month mentoring program in 2009 which was run by BEC. Her focus now is to keep up to date within the retail sector and in her speciality by attending training or events. In 2012 Kim joined the board of GBDB as a way to support local business to flourish in Gawler. During her time on the board Kim served 4 years on the executive board as Secretary.
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Cr. Kevin Fischer

Representative of the Town of Gawler
Town of Gawler Councillor Re-Elected in November, 2014 Local Government Election until 2018
My name is Kevin Fischer, I have been the Town of Gawler representative on the GBDG since 2010 as required by the GBDG constitution. I have been an elected member with the Town of Gawler since 2010. Business wise, I operate a sole trader cabinetmaking business as well as working in the emergency services sector that gives me an understanding of both public and private enterprises and their challenges. I currently sit on multiple council committees, a local sporting club executive and representative committees as part of my role within the emergency services sector
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Jude McColough

General Member
Growing up in Gawler, I went on to study Beauty Therapy and Nail Tech in Adelaide, then headed to the Northern Territory in 1989. Over the years in Darwin I involved myself heavily in the local Netball league as player, secretary and president. For 10 years I also fundraised with The Outback Territory Car Cruise, as participant, secretary and Captain, raising over 1 million dollars for the NT arm of Camp Quality, for kids with cancer.
In 2002 I opened my first home-based Beauty Salon, then in 2015 relocated my family and business back to Gawler, opening Back to Beauty Gawler in November 2015.
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Shane Bailey

General Member
Shane has operated a retail bricks and mortar music store in Gawler since 2001, whilst also servicing customers around Australia and the world with the online presence of bmusic since opening. One of the very first retailers to offer their service and sales online, bmusic has been a part of, or pioneered,, some of the major shifts in online retail that have taken place in the last two decades.
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Louise Drummond

Chair
Owner of Personal Touch Home Cleaning
Owner of Personal Touch Home Cleaning since 2010 with 10 cleaners working with me now. Previous work history mainly in sales and marketing including a role as state representative for a professional skincare company using my beauty therapy background. Also worked in the media, writing for magazines and newspapers; working in radio, both on-air and in sales and copywriting; ran telemarketing teams for Canon, Orange Telecommunications and a variety of smaller companies;worked in business development and training for job network providing assistance to unemployed people.
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Gary Iremonger

Deputy Chair
Owner Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast
Eagle Foundry Bed & Breakfast, owners Gary & Leonie Iremonger started in the accommodation business in August 2002 (over 15 years ago). Gary has had experience in mechanical & automotive engineering plus sales and Leonie has over 25 years experience with Australia Post. Gary & Leonie have also owned other part time business's over the years which have mainly been in supplying maintenance & engineering products to customers. Eagle Foundry B&B started for Gary & Leonie as a part time business and has now grown to them looking after 22 places of accommodation in Gawler. Gary currently on the board of the GBDG and Leonie and Gary are members of the National Trust in Gawler with Leonie the vice chairperson of the branch. Awarded the Corporate citizens of the year by the Town of Gawler in 2016.
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Brittany Beattie

Secretary and Public Officer
Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club Events Manager
I started out straight out of Gawler High School in 2013 in the field of Geology, completing my Certificate lll in Mining and Exploration and Diploma of Geoscience before venturing into the hospitality industry with Adelaide Oval & the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club as a food and beverage attendant. From there I worked my way up to becoming the Function and Events Manager at the Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club in 2016 and love every minute of it. We offer a variety of events and functions including over 20 Race Meetings a year and over 150 functions a year ranging from Weddings, Engagements, Conferences, Birthdays, Private Gatherings and more.
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Caren Brougham

Business Liaison and Marketing Coordinator
Coming soon
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