Executive Council

All Victorian Chamber Board members are part of the Executive Council.

David Abela

Managing Director, 3 Degrees Marketing

David is the Founder and Director of 3 Degrees Marketing, a Melbourne-based marketing agency specialising in providing clients across Australia and New Zealand creative marketing and communication solutions.

Tom Berryman (Regional Chairperson - Gippsland)

Group Executive Chairman, Anycast Network Group

Tom joins the Victorian Chamber as the new Gippsland Regional Chair and brings with him considerable experience in the IT sector. Tom is the Group Executive Chairman of Anycast Network Group in Warralgul which delivers a wide range of network solutions for enterprise, Internet Service Providers and carrier customers.

The Hon Mark Birrell

Chairman, PostSuper

Mark is past President of the Victorian Chamber and served on the Chamber board from 2007-2018. He is a full-time non-executive director and currently is Chairman of PostSuper and board member of Transurban. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jeremy Blackshaw

Managing Partner at MinterEllison

Jeremy is one of Australia’s leading corporate lawyers with experience across various industry sectors including energy, infrastructure, health, consumer brands and financial services.

Jeremy is a member of the advisory boards of the MCC and the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation.

Charles Davidson

Chief Executive Officer, Peninsula Hot Springs

Charles is Chair of the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) and Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Peninsula Hot Springs, Victoria’s first natural hot mineral spring bathing facility. Established in 2005, the Peninsula Hot Springs now attracts over 450,000 visitors each year.

Dan Feldman

Managing Partner, HR Legal

Dan is the Managing Partner of HR Legal, an employment and safety law firm providing human resources solutions, strategies and legal advice to employers Australia-wide for almost 10 years.

Richard Holyman

Managing Director, Martin & Pleasance

Richard is the Managing Director of Martin & Pleasance, an Australian made and owned natural remedies company. Based in Melbourne, Martin & Pleasance has provided an extensive range of homeopathic products via manufacturing, importing and exporting for over 150 years.

Jeremy Johnson AM

President, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jeremy is the current President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He also chairs the Central Highlands Regional Water Corporation and is a Director/Trustee of CARE Super Pty Ltd. He is a qualified Company Secretary and a Justice of the Peace.

Nerida Kerr (Regional Chairperson - Wodonga)

Executive Officer, AgBiz Assist (RFCS VICTORIA - North East)

Nerida commenced her role as the Executive Officer of AgBiz Assist in 2012. Established by Goulburn Murray Hume Agcare, AgBiz is a social enterprise working to provide rural financial counselling as well as other services such as farm business planning and succession planning to local communities and businesses.

Wendy Killeen

Chief Executive Officer, Stanton & Killeen Wines

Wendy is the Chief Executive of Stanton & Killeen Wines, a leading family business since 1875 and a nationally and internationally recognised winemaker from the Rutherglen region in north east Victoria.

Paul Macartney (Regional Chairperson - Bendigo)

Chief Executive, SASI Marketing

Paul is the Chief Executive of SASI Marketing, a creative graphic design agency. Prior to joining SASI, Paul was the Co-Founder of Digital Streets, a digital marketing specialist founded on over 40 years combined experience in offering content creation and marketing services to small and medium sized businesses.

Graham Margetts

Managing Director, Balluff

Graham is the Managing Director of Balluff, a leading manufacturer of sensors, barcode, and safety products used in the Victorian manufacturing and automotive industry.

Amanda Purdie

Corporate Communications Manager, Commtract

Amanda is the Corporate Communications Manager at Commtract, an online marketplace for communications professionals. Amanda possesses extensive experience in public relations and corporate communications and was the Head of Edelman’s Reputation Practice in Melbourne. Amanda sits on the Melbourne Chamber's Advisory Board.

Peter Valentine (Regional Chairperson - Geelong)

Chief Executive Officer, Geelong Taxi Network

Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of Geelong Taxi Network, Victoria’s largest urban taxi fleet providing extensive services in Geelong and surrounding areas including Torquay, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast region.

Kylie Warne

Managing Director, Brand Bureau

Kylie is the Geelong Chamber’s Immediate Past President and founder of a multi award-winning strategic marketing agency, Brand Bureau. She has recently launched GetSetGo, an interactive cloud-based platform which provides marketing tools for small business.

Kylie is the Chair of the Barwon Regional Partnership.

Carlene Wilson

Director of Policy and Government Relations, University of Melbourne

Carlene leads the University’s Policy and Government Relations team in coordinating the University of Melbourne’s relationship with governments at state and federal levels.

Carlene has experience across various sectors including banking, health, education, legal and public affairs. She was previously the Manager, Public Policy at BHP Billiton and Senior Manager, Government and Regulatory Affairs at the ANZ Bank.

Michelle Winzer

Chief Executive, Bank of Melbourne

As Chief Executive of the Bank of Melbourne, Michelle brings to the VCCI Executive Council over 30 years experience in sales, retail banking and financial services. Michelle previously held senior roles at the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Group and Bank West.