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.

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Our Mission

Established in 1986, The Kawana Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to promote and assist local businesses while building a better business community in the Kawana region.

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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 while building a better business community in the Kawana region.

Meet The Executive Team

Linda Delamotte
President

Linda has lived on the sunny coast since 1997 with her family.

She is the Managing Director of Your Home Care which she established in 2010. Linda has been involved with the Kawana Chamber Executive Committee since 2010.

“I love everything about business, and it excites me to hear the stories of our business members and do what we can to help them achieve their success”

 As President of Kawana Chamber Linda is regularly collaborating with various business leaders and government agencies to build a strong economic future of the Kawana region and the broader Sunshine Coast.

Tim Robson
Vice President

Tim is the General Manager of Operations for the John Pearson Consulting Group and a Director of the not-for-profit organisation Five Bridges Ltd.  Tim has over 10 years experience working with not-for-profit community organisations, government tender writing, project management and corporate governance.

Beginning his career in the finance department with TAFE NSW, Hunter Institute, Tim moved on to become Corporate Services Manager of a small Sunshine Coast based business which gave him an in-depth understanding of small business management gaining critical experience in managing teams, financial operations, developing and implementing marketing strategies, and legal and compliance requirements of small business.

Lesley Turner
Secretary

Lesley and her husband, Peter, moved to the region in 1975 and have owned Flair Jewellery for nearly ten years. So understandably she is passionate about the area and very excited about its current development.

Lesley pursued a career in the community sector – frail aged and disability services mainly, but also supported services to the homeless population. With qualifications in community service management, she is also currently the Chairman of a state wide disability service, Parent to Parent, which offers support to people with a disability and their families.

Lyn Navin
Treasurer

Lyn was born in the UK and moved to Australia and the Sunshine Coast with her partner Lewis in 2007.

Lyn became a member of Kawana Chamber soon after arriving on the Coast.

Lyn has provided bookkeeping and accounting services on the Coast since 2010.

Lyn has been treasurer of the chamber since September 2014.

Lyn’s mission is to help small business owners understand their financials and know how having accurate financial data can help grow their businesses and achieve their goals.

Kerry Ricketts
Executive Committee Member

Kerry is the owner of Battery Wise Sunshine Coast and Warana Auto Electrical located in Main Drive Warana , a business which Kerry commenced in 2002 , and at the same time Kerry joined the Kawana Chamber and has been an executive member every since as well as having a term as President .

The Kawana Health Precinct is of great interest to Kerry and he is a member of various committees involved with it’s delivery.

Kerry is also very supportive of local sports clubs with sponsorships and enjoy being part of the Kawana Chamber and the Kawana Community.

Paul Anderson
Executive Committee Member

Paul has lived on the coast since 1983 and has been involved in subdivisional development of the Sunshine Coast from Kawana Estates to Noosa Waters. In 1996 Paul started Innovative Steel Detailing, a company which serviced the steel fabrication industry Australia wide. In the last 2 years Paul become a Real Estate Agent and is now a Licensed Real Estate Agent with his own agency; Aspire Estate Agents.

“This is my first year with the Kawana Chamber and loving the vibrant energy and vibe for the local community.”

Austin Parry
Executive Committee Member

Austin is a small business specialist. He enables small business owners to find, and to overcome, whatever factors hold them back from fulfilling their business and personal potential.

Using a proven system, within a matter of minutes he can help clients to identify critical business and personal factors for small business owners to focus upon to achieve business success and personal satisfaction.

Austin welcomes small business owners to put him to the test. He offers a complementary two session coaching trial so that you can decide for yourself the value that he can add to your business.