Our committee meets each month (with lots of emails in between!), and is focused on developing opportunities to help our businesses connect, collaborate and grow.
We recognise that it will only be as a united force that we will be able to build resilience, community and opportunity.
Our committee is made up of people just like you. Some of us have been in business for decades – others are new to the region. We each have different experiences and plans for our business futures – however we all strongly believe that as a united force we can help build our business community.
President – Jenny Broderick
Jenny has been an active member of our community for many years, and a member of our Chamber Committee since 2019. She is excited to continue serving her community with the Chamber, understanding first hand that when we support local business, we are supporting families and their livelihoods.
Mark and Jenny established Hillside Tractors Australia (formerly Glasshouse Tractors) in 2004, recently expanding to include Vegetation Management Equipment (VME), where she looks after all things admin, accounts and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
She is excited about all that our region has to offer and looks forward to assisting the Chamber and local businesses to grow, connect, collaborate and celebrate all that is Glasshouse Country.
Vice-President – Brett Piercy
Brett is one of the principal owners at Hinterland Accounting Services. Brett is coming up to three years working with local Businesses in the community. He loves working in the area because of the diversity of industries and business personalities in the area.
Secretary – Lisa Grigor
Lisa has been an active member of the Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce executive committee for a couple of years, initially as treasurer and more recently as secretary. Lisa and her husband Andrew operated the business Meat @ Landsborough from 2017 and sold this business in July this year. While working the butchery business together with Andrew, Lisa continued to work in her career as a Paralegal with a law firm in Maroochydore. Lisa is in the process of extending her knowledge by completing a qualification in Accounting & Book-keeping.
Lisa has always had an interest in the local community and has taken on various committee roles with organisations where her children have been members, including Beerwah & District Kindergarten and Tibro’s Netball Club.
Treasurer – Kristine Warren
Kristine has over 20 years’ experience in Bookkeeping, 7 of those working in Accounting Firms around Australia gaining experience working with many different Industries and businesses. Kristine has been operating her business KWA Bookkeeping Service on the Sunshine Coast for 4 years, is a qualified BAS Agent and was a member of the 4556 Chamber of Commerce. In May this year she moved her practice from Forest Glen to Beerwah signing up as a member of the local chamber on arrival and is looking forward to now serving the members of the Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce.
Businesses have taken a huge hit during 2020 and it is Kristine’s aim to support her clients through these uncertain times and be an active member within the Chamber of Commerce to support all businesses ride this wave of uncertainty we are all faced with.
Ursula has been a long time member of the Glasshouse Country Chamber Executive, most recently as a past-president and previously as treasurer. She has been a local real estate agent but is presently working on some development projects. Ursula has a keen interest in the local area especially tourism.
I moved to the Sunshine Coast to Landsborough, from Brisbane 26 years ago to start a Paint and Decorator Centre in Maleny, moved into Real Estate, Hardware Retail and finally 9 years ago became a Marriage Celebrant. Six years ago moved back to Landsborough after living in Caloundra for a time. I just love being a Celebrant where I conduct Marriage, Funeral and Life Celebrations as well as being a Master of Ceremonies.
Ann is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Hive Haven, an internationally recognised company, specialising in Australian stingless native bee products. She is a farmer and entrepreneur with a passion for bees and smart farming technology.
Ann has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She has a personal commitment to driving more innovation and celebration around the development of our regions agricultural and horticultural sectors. Ann current agri-business roles include Agrifutures Emerging Industries Panel Member & Director & Company Secretary of the Food & Agri-business Sunshine Coast.