The Mudgee Chamber of Commerce represents the business community within the Mudgee Region in Central NSW. An elected committee meets formally once a month to manage MCC matters and initiatives.
The MCC holds an alliance with the Business NSW, which provides additional benefits to our members. We encourage and foster close relationships with other local industry bodies such as Mudgee Region Tourism, Mudgee Fine Foods, Mudgee Wine Association, Gulgong Chamber of Commerce, and Rylstone and Kandos Chamber of Commerce.
We initiate informative business seminars and networking events. These events allow interaction with other local business owners and often feature guest speakers in areas such as leadership, business development, marketing, motivation and OH&S, which help support and encourage our members in their business.
Wife, mother, business owner and ideas lady. Living and working in Central Western NSW for over 25 years, in allied health and local government, Ali is passionate about regional prosperity and opportunities for the future for the Mudgee community and its surrounds.
Owner and founder of Perfectly Sorted – a small business with a big heart – Ali understands how navigating a business can be sometimes lonely and often daunting. She looks forward to bringing new ideas and invigoration to MCC, with a focus on women in business and collaboration for benefits of all members.
I studied in England, a Diploma of Hotel Management becoming a qualified Chef. On my return I acquired a Motel in Mount Gambier. I won an award for my restaurant from SA Great Tourism. I was voted onto the SA Great Tourism Committee.
I then sold and bought the Winning Post Motor Inn. During my time in Mudgee I created the MGHTA Committee. The Association lasted until 1999. In 2000 I negotiated with Council to take away the running of the Tourist Office from Council and created MRTI. Establishing a board to run the cooperative advertising and promotions of the region, now known as MRT.
I have conducted many promotional activities in Sydney where I promoted Mudgee throughout the Hilton Hotel with displays, in their reception, restaurant and wine lists for two weeks, Tamworth, Dubbo, Blue Mountains and Parramatta etc., with MRTI.
I was a board member for 12 years of HMAA where we were successful in rebranding the association to AAA. Also, I was asked to chair the MBA and agreed do it if we changed to The Mudgee Chamber of Commerce and joined the National Chamber, which the committee agreed too.
Nominated for Citizen of the year in 2017.
Sally’s early career centered around a Project Architect role for the development company MIRVAC in Sydney. She enjoyed the dynamic corporate world and her MBA training broadened her architectural training into Business Management which she found was more her calling.
Fortunately in early 2001 she and her young family moved to Mudgee for a well needed ‘tree change’ and hasn’t looked back. Sally is very enthusiastic about the local business environment in the Mid Western Region and uses her accounting experience to assist local businesses in a coaching / mentoring role.
Camilla has had a diverse career covering administrative, operational, general business and editorial management, and has worked in the hospitality, manufacturing and publishing industries. Her passion and expertise is ‘making things happen’ through finding new and better ways to do things collaboratively.
Originally from Coolah, Camilla moved to Mudgee in January 2019 after almost 20 years living in London. Currently she works as an administration and editorial consultant.
Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in financial services. Prior to moving to Mudgee and joining Profile Financial Services as a Financial Advisor in January 2019, Stephen was based in Sydney as Head of Australia Institutional at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with prior senior roles at BNY Mellon Asset Management and Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock).
He has a Master of Commerce Degree in Funds Management from the University of NSW; is a Certified Investment Management Analyst and is completing his Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning. He is passionate about improving financial literacy and retirement outcomes for people, and is an avid traveller to the more remote parts of Australia.
Adam is a solicitor with local firm Hannaford Cox Connellan & McFarland, where he focuses primarily on commercial law, conveyancing and civil litigation. Prior to this, Adam lectured in law at the University of New England, where he still does some lecturing on a part-time basis. Adam also owns a small superfine merino stud, although this enterprise has assumed hobby status in recent years. He is on the board of Kanandah Retirement in Mudgee. Adam holds a Masters in Law (Distinction) and a Graduate diploma in Legal Practice (Merit) – both from ANU – plus a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and a Bachelor of Arts, both from UNE.
A Mudgee local born and bred, when Katy finished her schooling she headed to sunny Queensland for 12 years. Returned to Mudgee over 20 years ago and having been an aged care nurse since she was 17 years old, Katy decided for a lifestyle change and purchased Willow Collective (formally Vintage Rose) six years ago. Katy is excited to be a part of the Mudgee Chamber of Commerce committee and is keen to see what the Committee can achieve for our wonderful Mudgee region business community.
Amy is the Bank Manager for Westpac in Mudgee and has worked in the finance sector for a number of years, both in corporate and small business banking. Amy has completed a Bachelor and Masters in Business Management and has worked in a number of regional towns throughout Australia, where she has been involved with local organisations and sporting groups. Amy’s passion is growing and supporting regional businesses, and she hopes that she can contribute to the growth of Mudgee Business’s through her position on the Committee.
Angela is the Executive Principal at St Matthews Catholic School. Born and raised in Mudgee, she left town after completing Year 12 to study Accounting at Charles Sturt University. After a few years working at KPMG in Sydney, she felt the call to teaching and decided to make a career change. After seven years teaching in Dubbo and about 20 years in educational leadership roles across Queensland, she has returned to her hometown and is excited to be reconnecting with the wonderful people of the Mudgee region.
Chris is the General Manager and co-owner at A1 Earthworx Mining & Civil and has worked for A1 since 2002. Prior to this, Chris completed his Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Apprenticeship at a local firm, gaining hands-on experience with the internal workings of heavy equipment. Since commencing with the A1 business, Chris has gained experience from the ground up, working his way from machine operating, quoting and resourcing, minor and major project supervision, to overall business management. Chris has a strong passion for the business growth and long-term success, leaning on his many years of experience in the industry to develop business and projects. Under Chris’ stewardship, the business has invested heavily in obtaining efficient late model plant, systems development and personnel training.
Rebecca, a true born and bred local, completed her schooling at St Matthews Central School and Mudgee High School. Following the HSC, Rebecca completed an Advanced Secretarial Studies course at Mudgee TAFE and was awarded Dux of her year. Rebecca worked for several local law firms before spreading her wings and moving to Sydney and then on to London, working for a variety of law firms. Returning to Australia in 2001, Rebecca spent a couple of years in Sydney at a law firm and then returned to Mudgee to work for a Senior Partner in a local law firm for 15 years. Rebecca decided on a change of career and is now the Village Manager of Oak Tree Retirement Village, a position that she thoroughly enjoys. Oak Tree Retirement Village is Mudgee’s only independent living for over 55’s. Rebecca is also a member of the Mudgee and Districts Relay for Life Committee and enjoys giving back to the vibrant Mudgee community.
Vinesa is the Managing Director and co-owner of A1 Earthworx Mining & Civil. Vinesa has worked across the whole of the A1 business operation for the past 10 years and has an intrinsic understanding of the civil construction industry. Vinesa has recently been awarded the honour of being named Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Mudgee Business Clock Awards, where A1 also received two other awards recognising Business Excellence. At A1, Vinesa is the driving force behind the management and administration teams, and leads the company-wide training and development programs.