The business of the Docklands Chamber of Commerce is largely undertaken by an Executive Committee.? Members of the DCC Executive Committee are elected from representatives of member businesses and they volunteer countless hours to ensure that the Chamber is an effective, responsive and ever-developing representative and advocacy body for business in Docklands.
The 2018 committee is as follows:
President: Johanna Maxwell (Tours on Trike)
Joh Maxwell is the owner and operator (with her husband, Alan Maxwell) of two small businesses in Docklands ? Tours on Trikes and Trikeman Billboards. ?As strong believers in participating in the business life of your community, Johanna and Alan joined the Chamber soon after opening their business in Docklands & Joh came on board Executive Committee in 2010. ?Joh is a very active participant in the business community in Docklands both in her role as DCC Executive Committee member and as a small business owner. ?Being a resident; a tourism operator & small business owner in Docklands all give her reason to see the precinct prosper. ?Joh is now in her second year in the role of President and is looking forward to the next year of engaging with business and the precinct.
Vice President: Shane Wylie (OurPoeticPrince Media Management)
Shane started his life as an elite athlete representing Australia in both Athletics and Golf. By the age of 21 he had his first Masters degree and began down a corporate path primarily in education. By the age of 34 he was leading some of Australia?s largest and fastest growing vocational institutes combining marketing, IT, financial, compliance and management skills before departing to take on international challenges in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.?Shane currently operates OurPoeticPrince media management and is also a contract CEO
Secretary: Paul Keisler (O’Brien Group Arena)
Paul is the General Manager at O’Brien Group Arena and, as such, has intimate knowledge of about the leisure and tourism sectors of Docklands & beyond. O’Brien Group Arena is a committed supporter of Docklands and has hosted a couple of very successful networking events for the Chamber. ?Paul is a passionate advocate for Docklands and the many attractions that our unique precinct has to offer residents, visitors and workers. ?Paul is looking forward to contributing his insights and enthusiasm to the Executive and the Chamber. Paul?s knowledge and business acumen is most valuable to the Chamber.
Glenn Donnelly ? Managing Director City Real Estate
Glenn is new to the Chamber executive committee but certainly not new to the Docklands precinct. A successful business owner of his own accord he brings a depth of knowledge and a thorough understanding of the concerns and opportunities evident in the precinct. ?Glenn has always enabled himself to attain the high goals he has set himself throughout his career. He loves his chosen profession and by being the owner?the?high standards of customer service he sets will also be brought across to represent the Chamber.?Glenn believes that with an optimistic attitude, it is possible to find a positive aspect in any situation.
Kerry York?- NYR Plumbing
(Update coming soon?)
Glenn Archibald?-?Archibald building
Mo Hamdouna ??Mo Works Creative Agency
A new addition to the executive committee, Mo Hamdouna is the founding director of Mo Works, a Docklands based creative agency with hands wrapped around the world. Mo Works creates innovative visual communication and digital assets to empower businesses to be future ready. Mo is looking to represent the businesses of Docklands and support its activation through creative, user-centred ideas.
Melissa Forester -?Bendio Bank
Melissa joined the Bendigo Bank in 2013 after a 10 year sabbatical in the UK travelling, managing pubs and generally enjoying life.? After being appointed as the Bendigo Bank Branch Manager – Docklands in November 2015 Melissa started attending DCC events and joined as an Executive Committee member in June 2016. Since May 2016 Melissa has divided her time also managing the South Melbourne Branch in addition to the Docklands Branch. Melissa enjoys spending time in Docklands and sampling the variety and quality of venues available.
Justin Jones is the Director of Sales and Marketing for The Sebel & The Sebel Residences Melbourne Docklands. As a sales and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in the hotel industry, Justin works very closely with many of the varied industry professionals to build long term relationships and strategic partnerships. As a new entrant into the Docklands precinct and community in July 2017, Justin aims to work with all members on understanding how to leverage tourism opportunities in conjunction with hotels and events within the area. As a strong believer in growth and advocacy for the Docklands, Justin is looking forward to engaging and pursuing new opportunities for current and prospective members in 2018 and beyond.