About the Kawana Chamber of Commerce

The Kawana Chamber of Commerce is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. Kawana is one of the Sunshine Coasts fastest growing communities with many exciting developments underway, blending business, industry, residential and recreational precincts, creating a dynamic environment to live, visit and to do business.

Kawana Chamber of Commerce is all about making business connections fun!

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Our Mission

Established in 1986, The Kawana Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to promote and assist local businesses and community organisations to build the business community in the Kawana area and making business connections fun.

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Our Aim

The Kawana Chamber of Commerce’s aim is to inspire, educate and connect business people to enable them to be as successful as they can be to build the business community in the Kawana area.

Meet The Executive Team

Paul Anderson
President

Paul has lived on the Coast for 33 years and originally came to the coast as subdivisional designer with Cardno’s. Paul designed a lot of the then Kawana Estates from Warana to Wurtulla, so I have a good knowledge of the history and background of the area. We based our steel engineering business in Minyama for many years and we delivered drawings to clients across Australia and overseas from that base. Now a real estate agent along with his wife they concentrate on the central coastal strip from Minyama to Wurtulla. Paul is out there every day helping excited families move to the area and is am a strong advocate for this region and wants to continue to promote the business community and aid in the growth of this fantastic world class area. Paul has been an active member on the  KCC Executive for the past 2 years.

Ashton Wood
Vice President

Ashton is well known on the Sunshine Coast for getting involved and helping those who need it, whether it be for local business promotions through social media marketing, general campaign management or even owners of dodgy cars who have been battling with dealerships and need help with a tough conversation with the manufacturer.

Ashton has a strong belief that Chambers thrive when the businesses see the value, so would look to help build that value with the current and future members.

Ashton has previously assisted the Kawana Chamber of Commerce with promotions and support of events and has already presented twice at the Kawana Chamber breakfasts.  Ashton has been a strong supporter of the Kawana Chamber and associated activities in the area for over 2 years.

Vacant Position
Secretary

The KCC AGM is on 24 October if you are a financial member and would like to nominate for this position please email chamber@kawanachamber.com.au

Kerry Ricketts
Treasurer

Kerry Ricketts is a local resident and business owner in Kawana. He has owned and operated his business Battery Wise and Warana Auto Electrics in Main Drive since 2002 and currently employs 6 full-time staff. He has been an active member of the Kawana Chamber since 2002 and held various positions on the Chamber Executive including President, Vice President, Treasurer, as well as being a general Executive member. He has represented the Chamber on various boards to do with the Kawana Health Precinct and Kawana State College, as well as very supportive with sponsoring of local sports clubs.   The Kawana area is in Kerry’s blood and he will continue to support, promote and assist business in the Kawana  area.

Brendon Murray
Executive Member

Bentleys Accountants
0428 334 582
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Brendon Murray is a Partner in the Business Services division of Bentleys Chartered Accountants.  He has been with Bentleys since 2002.

Brendon has a Bachelor of Financial Administration from the University of New England and is a Chartered Accountant.  Having grown up in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales and attended university in Armidale, Brendon has strong connections with rural and regional enterprises and operations.

Brendon has extensive multi-sector experience. He has demonstrated expertise in all areas of public practice accounting including business services, taxation and tax planning, financial strategy, business structures and valuations, together with property transactions and Capital Gains Tax.

Brendon has extensive experience in business sale and purchases, including structuring, stamp duty and GST implications, contract and finance terms, and financing arrangements.

Pru Hansen
Executive Member

Pru moved to the Coast with her family in 1992 and fell in love with everything our amazing region has to offer. Her family has owned multiple business in Victoria and locally so she understands the Sunshine Coast business environment and the dedication it takes to thrive in small business. Pru is passionate about helping businesses and has found her niche as a Client Manager with Hot91 and Zinc96 where she assists businesses in spreading their message on air.
An avid Outdoor Adventurer, in her ‘spare’ timePru has set up Restless Explorers a website dedicated to local hikes, climbs and adventures to showcase some of our regions gems. She is also currently working with Outdoor Adventure Australia on arranging fully guided lightweight hikes and adventure days through various coastal and Cooloola regions.