Business Advisory Group
The Business Advisory Group provides strategic advice to Council on issues that affect the business community.
Business Advisory Group Nominations
Council has sought Expressions of Interest from local business operators interested in joining the Yarra Business Advisory Group.
We have one of the largest and most diverse business communities in Victoria, being home to more than 13,621 businesses.
The Business Advisory Group provides strategic advice to Council on issues that affect the business community and meet quarterly.
Nominations have now closed for the group and we will announce an update shortly.
For further information please refer to the group’s Terms of Reference or contact
The aims of the Business Advisory Group (BAG) include:
- Capitalising on the knowledge, experience and skill available in Yarra’s large and dynamic local business community to assist Council with the implementation of the objectives in the Yarra Economic Development Strategy
- Raising the profile of the business community in Council activities and planning to support the significant contribution made to our local economy
- Ensuring that a key sector of the community is provided with an appropriate communication mechanism with Council; and
- Providing strategic advice to Council on issues that affect the business community.
Councillor representatives include:
Cr James Searle
Cr Jackie Fristacky
Business representatives include:
Robert Blair, Director, Rbi Architects
Nikki Calcraft, Owner/Director, Eternal Events
Gary Wertheimer, Director, GIW Environmental Solutions
Dr John Ballard, Associate Vice Chancellor, Australian Catholic University
Paul Kumar, Healthcare Plus Australia
Louis Raunik, Director, Icon Construction
Malcolm Wells, Executive Director Operational Projects, Epworth Healthcare
David Lawson, Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer, Compumedics
Arthur Keramitsis, Director, Keramitsis & Co
Chris Brown, Store Manager, IKEA Richmond
Shini Pararajasingham, Director, Off the Kerb Gallery
Saba Alemayoh, Owner, Saba’s Ethiopian Restaurant
Joe Esposito, Owner/Manager Bank of Queensland Collingwood
Jessica Kerr, Solicitor, Sinclair + May
Mark Ryan, Director/Owner, Eureka Coffee & Growers Espresso
Tran Du, Founder, Two Square Pegs
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