STATE AND REGIONAL COUNCILS
The State Council is Business NSW’s principal advisory body. The Regional Councils advise the State Council on policy issues that affect our regional members.

About the State Council

The State Council is Business NSW’s principal advisory body. Office bearers are elected from our members and join up to five Board members plus regional and member-elected Councillors.

The State Council has established a number of standing committees (each with their own charter), including:

●    Business Environment and Economics Committee
●    Infrastructure Committee
●    Membership Committee
●    Occupational Health and Safety Committee
●    Sydney Business Chamber Regional Council
●    Workforce Skills Committee
●    Workplace Relations Committee

About the Regional Advisory Councils

Our regional councils help keep our ear to the ground. They advise the State Council on policy issues that affect our regional members. They also provide a direct line of communication from our members to our management team and the Board.

Read NSWBC REGIONAL COUNCILS CHARTER

REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL GENERAL ELECTION MEETINGS 2023

Business NSW Councilors

Mr Lyall Gorman (President)

Mr Omar Afiouni

Prof Trevor Cairney OAM

Ms Judith Field

Ms Amy Harper

Mr Warrick McLean

Mr Terrence (Terry) Wetherall AM

Mr Graham Morgan

Ms Anne Parnham

Mr Andrew Vlachos

Mr Tim Coates

Mr Luke Magee

Ms Kerrie Sheaves

Mr Brett Manwaring (Vice President)

Ms Barbara Ketly

Ms Janice Cullen OAM

Ms Debra Fraser

Mr Simon Harrop

Ms Lynn McColl

Mr Greg McNamara

Mr Brian Millar

Mr David Mumford

Mr Kerry Wilson

Mr John Wakeling

Ms Kerrieanne Nicols

Ms Natalie Turmine

Ms Nola Watson (Immediate Past President)

Ms Ellie Brown

Mr Scott Emerson

Mr Steven Moore

Mr Andrew Cottrill

Mr Michael Mekhitarian

Ms Natalie Mitchell

Mr Grahame Nash

Mr Gary Scott

Ms Lauren Eyles

Mr Matthew Irvine

Ms Alexandra Rose

Mr Andy Vidler

Council Committees

Business Environment and Economics and Infrastructure Committee

Judith Field (Co-Chair)

Michael Mekhitarian

Grahame Nash

Anne Parnham

Janine Cullen OAM

 

Anthony Bell

Graham Morgan

Scott Emerson

Gary Scott

Nabil Chammas

David Mumford

Ian Pedersen (Co-Chair)

John Wakeling

Regional President's Forum

Darrell Weekes

Graham Nash

Tim Coates

Matthew Irvine

Ryan Aitchison

Andrew Cottrill

Andy Vidler

Barbara Ketley

Lauren Eyles

Anne Parnham

Workforce Skills Committee

Warrick McLean (Chair)

Prof Trevor Cairney OAM

Judith Field

Natalie Turmine

Omar Afiouni

Aaron Boyd

David Williams

Lori Modde

Ellie Brown

Rebecca Embleton

Lauren Hosking

Michael Morris

Workplace Health and Safety Committee

Kerry Wilson (Chair)

Peter Browne

Sylvia Kidziak AM

Lisa Thang

James Oxenham

Jennifer Low

Joseph Lennon

Trevor Ballantyne

Greg Pattison

Megan Smith

Workplace Relations Committee

Kerry Wilson   (Chair)

Kate Alam 

Claire Bailey

Skye Britton

Keiran Brown

Simon Brown

Shauneen Campbell

Ed Cregan

Fabiana James 

Victoria Karraz

Robert Kirkham

Bruce Mackenzie

Vince Surra

Anna-Maria Wade

Business NSW Regional Presidents

Mr Darrell Weekes
President
Capital/Far South Coast

Ms Barbara Ketley
President
Central Coast

Mr Simon Harrop
President
Eastern Sydney

Ms Lauren Eyles
President
Business Hunter

Ms Amy Harper
President
Business Illawarra

Mr Graham Nash
President
Mid North Coast

Mr Andrew Cotrill
President
Murray-Riverina

Mr Tim Coates
President
New England North West

Mr Andy Vidler
President
Northern Rivers

Ms Anne Parnham
President
Sydney West

Mr Matthew Irvine
President
Western NSW

Business NSW Honorary Life Governors

Mr John T Cameron

Elected November 1999

Mr Neville Sawyer AM

Elected November 2005

Mr Terry L Hunt

Elected November 1999

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