Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
Tamara is a Community Liaison Officer for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. This role enables her to tour throughout the New England North West and thank the communities for their continued support to the Service, whilst ensuring that the helicopter remains available 24/7 to those in need. Tamara also assists with the various fundraising events that the Service holds, most notably the Ride for the Chopper. Hailing originally from Glen Innes, Tamara moved to Tamworth 4 years ago and has immersed herself in the local community since then. She is extremely passionate about young people in Tamworth, and about providing opportunities for future personal development and growth.
PKF New England North West
Shonia is an Auditor for PKF New England North West. She was born and raised in Tamworth before moving “just up the hill” to attend university at the University of New England, where she was a proud Valedictorian of Duval College in 2018.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Business (Professional Accounting) in 2019, she started her career as a young Audit graduate in Newcastle, before making the decision to return to Tamworth in late 2020. Shonia has vast experience working with local not-for-profit organisations, agribusiness organisations and within the research and education space and prides herself on delivering strong client and community focus in her approach to Audit. She further holds a Provisional Membership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Outside of work, Shonia is often seen with a book in each hand, conjunctively continuing her studies as a final year Bachelor of Laws student with the University of New England and currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Fraud and Financial Crime through the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (Charles Sturt University).
Shonia is passionate about living and working in the Tamworth community, and holds interest in regional economic development particularly in the development of educational infrastructure in the area alongside networking and personal growth opportunities for young professionals.
Williamsburg & The Press 2340
Luke Fielding is the owner and operating director of Williamsburg (Burger Bar) and The Press 2340 (basement bar). Luke has an extensive history and family background in business ownership and operations and has a strong passion in the hospitality industry to create employment and opportunities for our local community. Luke places a strong focus on staff development, brand awareness, product uniqueness, professionalism, and consistency through his businesses.
Luke is a strong advocate for local businesses, growth, and supporting one and other through the tough times and celebrating with them through their own prosperous times. He is community minded and will always strive for improvement to bring Tamworth the absolute best in his respected field of business. Luke is a big believer in Tamworth’s economic and growth potential, he has invested in this town as a proud business owner and is excited for its future. Luke looks forward to bringing is own experiences to the JBC, and working alongside with its board and members in 2020.
Prime 7 News
Jack is a Sports Reporter for PRIME7. He grew up in Quirindi and returned to the region after studying Sports Media in Canberra.
He spent two years reporting on news and current affairs in the New England-North West, before branching off into sport, one of his biggest passions.
During his time as a reporter he covered numerous Tamworth Business Chamber stories, developing an interest and appreciation for it's role in the Tamworth business sector.
He is looking forward to applying his knowledge on the city and its surroundings in a way which will give back to his community.
Libby was born and educated in Tamworth. She completed her tertiary studies at the University of New England and the College of Law in Sydney.
Libby was admitted as a solicitor in 2017 and commenced working with Everingham Solomons in the same year. She works predominantly in workers compensation, employment law and commercial litigation. Libby is currently studying a Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Business Law.
Libby and her fiancé also run a small cattle enterprise in the New England area. Libby enjoys playing Oztag and Netball locally. Libby is excited to promote new business and ideas in the Tamworth region. Libby is the Secretary for the Junior Chamber for 2020.
Stacks Law Firm
Anneka is a legal practitioner working in the fields of commercial litigation, family law, wills and estates and dispute resolution.
Anneka joined Stacks Law Firm in Tamworth in 2013. She first moved to Tamworth for a role with Centacare as a Mediator and Project Officer of the Family Law Pathways Network. Anneka is now the Managing Solicitor of the Tamworth and Walcha branches consisting of 12 employees.
Now specialising in commercial litigation, Anneka works with clients who have a dispute and wish to have their complaint or dispute resolved. She uses her negotiation and communication skills to ensure that clients are clear about possible outcomes, resulting in more amicable and cost-effective results for all parties.
Anneka is a realist. She looks at the real life practicality of her client’s legal problem and helps to find practical outcomes.
During work, Anneka is the co-chair of the Stacks Law Group Business Law quarterly conferences. The role involves keeping up to date with new and emerging trends in Business Law, and updating the Stacks Law Group as a whole across NSW and Queensland on those points. The role also involves developing working groups to plan, create and improve policies and procedures, documents and knowledge.
On the side, Anneka is also the founding chair of local registered charity Fashion Exchange and Family Network (FEFN), along with Public Officer Joanna Birtles. FEFN was created to provide local charity to local people. Some of the events FEFN run are a clothing drive and wine event twice a year to raise money for local organisations such as Women’s Refuge, Youth Refuge, and Homelessness, and Animal Shelters. It also allows for people to de clutter Marie Kondo style whilst providing cost effective access to good clothing to those who need it and those who are interested.
Whilst she is a busy working woman, Anneka is also a busy wife and mum of one daughter, one dog, and 6 chooks.