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.
Recognised for combining her tertiary business qualifications with real-life, hands-on experience and examples, Ellie is contracted by TAFE Western Institute to develop and deliver business management programs.
She regularly delivers seminars in regional areas to assist businesses and communities to grow and embrace change and innovation in the business environment.
Ellie was awarded in 2014 a scholarship to study with Women in Leadership Australia: Advanced Leadership program.
In 2012, Ellie completed her Company Directors Course and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ellie is passionate about business and NSW Business Chamber. She brings a strong business background and expertise in regional NSW and Chambers of Commerce that will enhances and complements the Board skill set.
Until recently, Ellie was the owner-operator of a well-established multi-site/multi-discipline small business in regional NSW within the retail, event management, health and wellbeing, hospitality and industrial supply sectors. Currently Ellie maintains ownership of Ellie Brown Business Solutions, a business consulting company to small, medium and large businesses across many diverse industries.
Visionary in her approach, Ellie has developed the economic and social network in her region by driving membership and the profile of the NSW Business Chamber as well as reinvigorating the local Chambers to drive their membership through services offered by the NSW Business Chamber and to meet and understand their member expectations and needs. As a result of this work, Central West/Orana became a recognised region of the NSW Business Chamber.
Ellie was named in the Westpac and Financial Review; 100 Women of Influence awards Australia in 2014 and Orange Electorate Woman of the Year in 2011, for her work within the business community and her involvement with the Business Chamber.