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The Board oversees and controls the affairs of the company and sets the strategic direction for the organisation.

Nola Watson - President

Nola Watson is the President of NSW Business Chamber and was elected to the Board in 2014.  She is ex-officio of all Board Committees and was previously the Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee as well as the Business Environment & Economics Committee.

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Lyall Gorman - Deputy President

Lyall Gorman is the Deputy President and Board Member of NSW Business Chamber. He has over 30 years experience in senior management, project management and administration in both the Public and Private sectors including executive roles and directorships at the Western Sydney Wanderers, Cronulla Sharks, Cricket NSW, University of Western Sydney and Hyundai A-League.

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Prof. Trevor Cairney - Immediate Past President and Board Director

Trevor Cairney, OAM, is the Immediate Past President and Board Director of NSW Business Chamber. He was first elected as a Director of the State Chamber of Commerce (NSW) in 1997 and was President from 2001 to 2009. He has been a director of the NSW Business Chamber since 2007. He is also Chairman of the Board of Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors. Professor Trevor Cairney is Master and CEO of New College at the University of NSW.

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Ellie Brown - Board Director

Ellie Brown is a Board Director and Chair of the HR and Succession Committee. She was President of the Orange Business Chamber for five years, founding President of the Central West Business Chamber and joined the NSW Business Chamber as a Councillor in 2005. 

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Judith Field - Board Director

Judith joined Lendlease in 2002 and has had various roles within the Communities business with a strong focus on economic and social sustainability across the Western Sydney Region on projects such as Jordan springs and Ropes Crossing. Her current role has expended this experience across the Lendlease Communities portfolio in NSW/ACT.

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Brett Manwaring - Board Director

Brett Manwaring is a Board Director of NSW Business Chamber. He first joined the Chamber as a councillor in 2009 before being elected to the Board in 2012. Brett is on the Council of the Sydney Business Chamber and more recently joined the Investment Committee and the Audit and Compliance Committee.

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Greg McNamara - Board Director

Greg McNamara joined the NSW Business Chamber as a councillor in 2013 before being elected to the Board in 2014. Greg has been also been a Director of Norco Co-operative Limited since 1996.

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Warrick McLean- Board Director

Warrick is a Board Director of NSW Business Chamber. He first joined the Chamber as a Councillor in 2014, having been a former President and Past President of Western Sydney First.

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Ian Penfold - Board Director

Ian Penfold was President of NSW Business Chamber in 2007 and has served on the Board since 2001. He has also been Deputy President of Sydney Business Chamber, President of the Australia Chamber Alliance, Director of the Australian Chamber (formerly Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Director of Hunter Business Chamber. He was also Chairman of the NSW Business Chamber Commercial Services Committee and Chairman of the Board of Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors.

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Terry Wetherall - Board Director

Terry Wetherall is a Past President of NSW Business Chamber and was elected to the Board in November 2007. In 2015 he was elected to the Presidency of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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