Our Board of Directors consists of local business owners who volunteer their time to contribute to the success and day-to-day operation of the Business Chamber. Introducing this year’s Board…
Jeanne Zweck – Mint Marketing
Jeanne brings over 30 years of strategic marketing experience, including as founder and CEO of Mint Marketing, Australia’s industry-leading agency servicing the infrastructure sector’s largest players. Specialising in branding, communications, and bids, Mint has been instrumental in winning over AU$40 billion worth of tenders for major consortia. Jeanne works collaboratively with CEOs and directors – across small, medium-sized, and major corporates – facilitating workshops to distill brand identities, provide strategic direction and develop actionable plans. Before establishing Mint, Jeanne was Group Marketing Manager for Woods Bagot, repositioning the firm as a global thought and design leader in architecture.
Jeanne has been President of the Sutherland Shire Business Chamber since January 2022 and a previous Board member and sponsor. In her role as President, Jeanne spearheaded a roundtable involving women from the Sutherland Shire’s schools, businesses, charities, and institutions in collaboration with Federal MP Jenny Ware. She has introduced a youth branch of the Chamber called Shire Evolve. This initiative will provide a forum for younger members to access networking and business development initiatives. Jeanne was instrumental in securing Chris Minns for the upcoming President’s lunch, Spotlight on the Shire giving local businesses an opportunity to question the Premier about his plans for infrastructure and development in the Shire.
Jeanne was awarded Sydney Metro’s Outstanding Business Leader consecutively in 2021 and 2022 for Business NSW Awards and appointed as a judge for the 2023 Awards. With a passion for assisting not-for-profit organisations, she promotes education, sustainability, and diversity – areas where she leverages her marketing acumen to make a difference. She was instrumental in bringing the Global Summit of Women to Sydney, with 1,250 delegates from 65 countries, and launching Richard Branson’s B Team Australasia. Jeanne is also an active member, and recently appointed NSW co-President, of the Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (WCEI) and on the organising committee bringing the World Congress to Sydney in November 2024.
In giving back, Jeanne is a sponsor of the Cronulla Sharks Waterpolo Club, a mentor for the Australian Marketing Institute, and regular judge for its National Awards for Excellence, and a member of the National Association of Women in Construction, UN Women and Ten Women.
Terry Likidis – PT Doors
Terry brings a wealth of business experience from working for small, medium, and large businesses for over 20+ years as a Senior Finance Professional. He has helped businesses to increase profits and meet business objectives. He has learned that, in order to be successful, businesses must know where the health of their business financials stands.
As a results-focused CPA and Bachelor of Business (Accounting) – qualified Finance Professional and a Toastmaster for over 14 years, Terry decided to use his skills and experience and challenge himself by working outside his area of expertise. Terry has been the Business Development Manager for PT Doors, a Garage Door specialist based in Menai, for over three years.
PT Doors, a Google 5 Star Rated, Family-owned business, based in the Shire for over 16 years has won many Awards including the Sutherland Shire Business Awards –“Exceptional Trade and Service”, and has been and currently is a Finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. They have a showroom in Menai and can assist with all New Garage doors and Motors as well as Gate Motors, repairs and service, and emergency after-hours work.
Throughout Terry’s career, he has been described as a passionate, dedicated, disciplined, and adaptable team player who doesn’t shy away from a challenge and is relentless in the pursuit of excellence.
Terry wants to use this passion for success and experience to support and help Chamber members in small and medium businesses in the Shire to grow and prosper by being a voice for them in the local community through the Chamber and to grow the Chamber membership.
Nathan Rigney – Treasurer
Nathan has been in the accounting and taxation industry for over 20 years, he is the founder of NGR Accounting, established in 2014. NGR Accounting is one of the leading Accounting firms in Southern Sydney, creating MASSIVE financial and personal Growth for Businesses and Individuals while having a shared mindset with their clients. They do this by partnering with their business community and having focused relationships with clients, which enables their clients to become industry leaders. The Types of services provided are: Tax compliance, preparation of financial statements, advice, and our core programs to assist clients with establishing a business, becoming a profitable business, and strategies to exit your business (and sell it for a lot of money).
Joanne Costanzo – DMS Care
Joanne joined the board while GM of Nina’s Chocolates, and now is a member through her own business “Transfer that Expertise” and as a member through the Business she is COO of Disability Mobility & Services. With a fuelled passion for impactful community service, Joanne has begun to extend her reach to include neighbouring business communities and is collaborating with other Chambers in the interests of the Sutherland Shire.
Joanne’s journey in the professional world has provided her with a broad and deep understanding of business across different industries and sizes including manufacturing, community services, food, and retail. Having grown successful businesses, she is equipped with a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that the community faces. Working in the Shire for a very long time from manufacturing products for Qantas, Virgin, and Hilton Hotel from Taren Point to retailing Nina’s Chocolates at Gymea; she is equipped with a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that the community faces.
With experience, knowledge, connection, and passion, Joanne continues to work in the interests of members and assist in the success of the SSBC member community.
Sophie Brown – Sophie B Photography
Sophie Brown brings a wealth of expertise to her role as a versatile professional, with a diverse background encompassing event management, marketing, tourism, and the automotive industry. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Marketing), her journey underscores a steadfast commitment to ongoing learning.
With notable positions at Thomas Cook – Corporate and Incentive Travel Management, and the Sydney Opera House as Operations Manager, Tourism Services, Sophie gained firsthand experience in customer service and event coordination. Her transition into the automotive sector saw her collaborate with esteemed brands like Audi, Pirelli, Toyota, and Lexus, where she honed her skills in branding and corporate strategy.
In 2009, Sophie founded Sophie B Photography, showcasing proficiency in a variety of photography projects – including weddings, events, and branding photography. Sophie’s ‘Sutherland Shire Open 4 Business’ initiative (2020-2023) conducted over 250 photo sessions for local businesses, obtaining recognition in the New South Wales Parliament in August 2023.
Sophie’s adaptability and extensive industry knowledge make her a valuable asset in any professional setting. Her three-time recognition at the Local Business Awards for Photography in 2019, 2020, and 2023 underscores her exceptional talent and dedication. Sophie Brown’s trajectory exemplifies the power of continuous growth and a steadfast pursuit of excellence.
Damien Vella – Breen Resources
Damien has an impressive career spanning 20 years in Civil Engineering, Property Development, and Waste Management. As CEO of the Breen Group, Damien is responsible for the group’s activities that include Property Development, Land Remediation & Earthworks, and its growing Waste Management activities.
Damien’s experience includes the design and management of civil and structural engineering projects, a number of property development projects, and holding a number of senior business management roles for corporates that include Boral.
Damien is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Hons from the University of New South Wales
Rob Stanley-Jones – Caringbah Hotel (ALH Group)
Rob has lived in the Sutherland Shire with his wife Sharon and three daughters for over twenty years, with a career in hospitality and people management spanning close to thirty years. He enjoys the beachside lifestyle and feels privileged to live and work in such a fantastic area.
Rob’s career as a Hotel Licensee has seen him run high-profile venues such as Northies at Cronulla from 2001-2014, and more recently Hotel Steyne at Manly. He had a brief corporate stint as a Crew Performance Manager at Qantas, where COVID led him to pivot back into pub operations. He is very happy to have recently become Licensee of The Caringbah Hotel, owned by ALH Group, the largest pub group in Australia. The Caringbah is an iconic venue most well-known for great live entertainment, and fantastic food, with an indoor/outdoor function & event space as well as twelve rooms of 4-star accommodation.
Rob has an absolute passion for immersing himself in and promoting the local community. Previous roles include President of the Cronulla Chamber of Commerce for over ten years, along with Gymea Chamber whilst Licensee of the Gymea Hotel. Whilst heading up Cronulla Chamber, he was a Director of Cronulla Promotions Ltd, working closely with the Council and other business & tourism stakeholders to enhance amenities and improve foot traffic to the area. Being a huge advocate of harm minimisation initiatives, he also chaired the Miranda Liquor Accord whilst at Northies, and has recently become a member of the Sutherland Liquor Accord Executive Committee.
He lives at Kurnell, enjoys keeping fit & healthy, is a patrolling member of Cronulla Surf Lifesaving Club, a member of the volunteer organising committee of the Sutherland Relay For Life, and is also the President of the Kurnell Progress & Precinct Residents Association.
He looks forward to the opportunity of working with like-minded local operators to grow and further enhance Shire business.
Pamela Wood – Willis and Bowring Solicitors
Pamela is the Managing Partner of Willis & Bowring Solicitors at Miranda, a firm that has serviced the Shire for 63 years and has worked in the legal industry since 1995. She is a Family Law Specialist, winner of many Sutherland Shire Business Awards, and several time finalist of Women in Law Awards and the Women’s Champion Business Awards. Whilst her focus as a family lawyer is assisting her clients through one of the most difficult experiences they will encounter in their lifetime, she also manages her team of 20+ staff ranging from Junior to Senior employees, and the challenges that come with running a successful business within our Shire.
In operating Willis & Bowring, she navigates the relationships with other businesses such as local marketing, accounting, financial planning, and a range of other businesses exposing her to the different industries that make up our local Shire economy.
As a leading business owner, she is responsible for supporting many of our local events, sporting clubs, and schools in their activities and enjoys seeing these clubs and schools prosper and develop for the benefit of our community and in particular our local children who will one day be our leaders and business owners.
With decades of legal experience, Pamela brings with her the ability to guide and show insight into challenges that may arise for the Chamber and to resolve these issues in a practical and efficient manner with a productive outcome for all members.
Olivia Brown – News Corp Australia
Olivia is an accredited clinical nutritionist, naturopathic counsellor, and sports nutritionist.
She holds a bachelor of nutrition science from the University of Wollongong, and an advanced certificate in naturopathy, majoring in sports nutrition and athletes, from the Health Academy of Australia.
Liv has worked as a nutritionist and digital content producer for 4 years. She has also worked with a range of companies in content, writing, social media, and recipe development. Liv has experience also, in high-performance units, previously working with the Cronulla Sharks NRL team as a nutrition intern, along with many clients with unique diet-related health concerns.
Her current role is based in digital content production, combining her passions, working with News Corp under Taste magazine / taste.com.au as the Partnership producer. In this role, Liv builds on the Coles x Taste partnership, with nutrition, recipe development, socials, writing, management, analytics, and content.
Liv has had many roles in leadership including pastoral leader in grade 10, peer support leader in grade 11, and was elected college captain in 2017 at De La Salle College Cronulla. With this opportunity she found the importance of bridging the gap between her peers and the school coordinator, to make positive impacts and bring on lasting change. Liv focused on building connections and trust among her group which created a community of support. In this way, Liv is thrilled to be a founding member of the EVOLVE youth chamber. She would love to be able to bridge this gap, as a voice between the youth chamber and the SSBC, shedding light on key events, sharing and generating new ideas, and being a spokesperson for the youth within the Sutherland Shire.
We acknowledge the Dharawal People, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to their elders, past, present, and emerging.