New members join the Business Chamber

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THE Canberra Business Chamber has announced new board members following the retirement of three “well-served” members. 

Glenn Keys.
Glenn Keys.
Canberra business chamber chair, Glenn Keys says the board welcomed three new members at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last night.

Keys says: “Our Board has been exceptionally well-served for many years by Michelle Melbourne, Greg Castle and Louise Hughes, but in line with our Constitution, they each retired at last night’s AGM.”

An election was subsequently held to fill these three newly vacant positions.

Jason Duarte the executive manager and head of corporate banking ACT for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia cemented one of these positions.

Keys says: “Jason has worked with the Commonwealth Bank since 2007 and his roles have included responsibility for relationship managing the Bank’s government related and university clients in NSW and here in the ACT.”

The second new board member announced is the chief executive officer of “Communities@Work” Lorcan Murphy.

Keys says that Lorcan is a highly respected and successful social enterprise serving the ACT and wider capital region. She brings to the Board a clear understanding of the unique relationship between the business and community sectors.

The last of the newest board members is born and raised, chief operating officer of “ONTHEGO Sports” Alicia Shepard.

Keys says: “Alicia was the first Chamber member to take part in our Future Leaders Program and we are very pleased to see her join the Board following that experience.

“Alicia is an extremely multi-skilled woman, in business and in life. Her work experience is in retail, sales and operations in industries such as residential and commercial furniture, architectural products and now operating the successful ‘ONTHEGO Sports’, which specialises in custom made sportswear.

“I welcome our new Board members and look forward to working with them. Each of our new Board Members have very specific skills and insights that will significantly benefit the Board and contribute strongly to our representation of Canberra Region businesses.”

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