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170 years in business

MBA (Melb), B.Com/LL.B, Dip FP and Cert Acc

Wayne commenced his career as a Barrister and Solicitor working both in Tasmania and London.  He also worked for an employer association and was responsible for advice on legislation and industrial relations. Wayne has now had over 25 years experience as a senior executive in financial services industry.  Wayne was the Chief Executive Officer of Quadrant Superannuation from 1997 until 2015 and then Tasplan Super from 2015 to 2021 responsible for the overall operation and management of a superannuation fund and financial advice business. 

His expertise includes the creation of value in a highly regulated industry through driving a high performance culture that delivers continuous improvement and transformational change to ensure ongoing success in a rapid changing business environment.  Wayne is currently a consultant in the financial services industry providing advice on strategic and operational matters.

Chair of the TCCI Board Policy Committee.

B.Arts(Hons), PhD

Daniel is the Executive General Manager – Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Federal Group, a position he has held since 2011. Federal Group employs nearly 2,000 people in Tasmania and has operated in the state for over six decades in the hospitality, tourism, retail, gaming, technology and sensitive freight. Prior to this Daniel was Chief Executive Officer at Tourism Industry Council Tasmania and General Manager at the Tasmanian Hospitality Association; and has held numerous senior roles within the Australian Government in Canberra – including in the Department of Finance and the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. Daniel is a director of Football Tasmania and held the position of Senior Vice President on the Tasmanian Division Council of Property Council of Australia from 2011 to 2019. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the Australian National University and a PhD in politics and public policy from the University of Tasmania.

Chair of the TCCI Finance, Governance and Audit Committee.

BBus, MBA, FAICD

Paul joined Bank of Us as Chief Executive Officer in 2005. Prior to that Paul had 25 years' experience in local government including 18 years' combined experience as a General Manager at the Meander Valley and West Tamar Councils. Paul is a past President of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce and Local Government Managers Australia (Tasmania Division). He is a life member of Local Government Managers Australia.

GAICD, Trade qualification: Diesel Fitter

John worked full time in De Bruyn's Transport, a privately owned family business for the past 40 years and the last 25 years as the General Manager and owner. He has Mechanical qualifications (diesel fitter) and has experience in every part of the business operation. Since taking over the business it has grown from 40 staff, 20 trucks and one transport terminal in 1995 to 300 staff, 140 trucks, four transport terminals in Tasmania and one in Melbourne plus a 30,000 pallet cold storage complex. In addition to this, the business also provides marine logistics for the aquaculture industry and operates a fleet of three vessels to deliver fish food and harvest fish.

Group Executive, Governance and Corporate Affairs, TasPorts Corporation.

PhD; MBA; FAIM

Dr Tommy Wong is an international business advisor, an educator, an experienced small business owner-operator and ex-senior executive of two of Australia’s largest retail organisations. For more than 20 years, as a business executive and advisor, he has worked with high power CEOs, international entrepreneurs and multi-national organisations across the Asia Pacific region. He was awarded the senior executive retailer of the year by one of Australia’s largest retail organisations in recognition for his contributions to the industry. Tommy works closely in partnership with businesses across the various sectors and industries by providing coaching and mentoring support and advisory services. His services are highly regarded by leaders seeking to achieve excellence in their business performance.

As an educator, Tommy was the MBA Director and a recipient of the Commendations for Excellence in Teaching and Research from a leading university in Australia where over 10 thousand university students enjoyed the practical insights and transformational vision of his intellectual workshops and courses.

Chair TCCI WHS Committee

Leigh draws on over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector in key distribution and leadership role throughout Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland which has been complimented by various academic qualifications including being a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, Graduate Diploma of Insurance, (Deakin University) and Master of Business Administration, (Deakin University).

Leigh’s current role is as General Manager/Director with Capital Innovation Insurance Group – Insurance Brokers.  Capital Innovation Insurance Group is a dynamic insurance broker working across Australia to provide appropriate insurance solutions to its clients.  Capital Innovation Insurance Group’s Launceston office remains its head office location, with offices, capability and representation in Hobart, Smithton, Melbourne and Brisbane.  Capital Innovation Insurance Group employs over 35 staff.

Leigh is current Vice Chair for National Insurance Brokers Association, (NIBA) - Vic/Tas Division, current Board Director for Cancer Council Tasmania, Current Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee for Cancer Council Tasmania and previously served as a Board Director of St Rita’s College Brisbane.  He is also an active participant in the community on various committees and sports clubs.  Leigh lives with his family in Launceston.

Chair - Clean Energy Tasmania Committee

Ian is currently the President of Business NorthWest.

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