Kathy Collier | Chair

Metec Driver Training

Kathy Collier is a previous small business owner and is currently the Manager at METEC Driver Training, a not for Profit organisation providing driver education and practical training for all levels of drivers from Pre-Learner right through to Seniors and Corporate c...

Kris Marinakis | Deputy Chair

Quest Mont Albert

I was granted the honour to join the Board of the Whitehorse Business Group to work in conjunction with the existing highly experienced members with the common goal to grow the quantity of members and quality of events.

I understand that before considering my a...

Nick Kyritsis | Secretary

Box Hill Central

I am currently employed at Box Hill Central as Centre Manager.  I have been employed in the retail and finance sectors for over 27 years.  I have completed a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources) and other business courses during my career.  My current role has e...

Stewart Clark | Treasurer

SCS Performance

Stewart Clark is the principle of SCS Performance, a private consulting firm which specialises in the areas of business performance improvement, growing bottom line profit and developing enterprise value. Stewart is also a published Author, a certified Business Broke...

Melinda Marty | Board Member

Deakin University

Manager, Industry Engagement
Faculty Business and Law

Melinda joined Deakin in August 2013, prior to which she held a range of roles in State Government across both accounting and program delivery functions. In her most recent role Melinda oversaw supply a...

Bianca Sachdev | Board Member

Yarra Valley Water

Bianca Sachdev is the Manager for Commercial Customers at Yarra Valley Water and recently joined the Board of the Whitehorse Business Group after becoming involved as Judge for the Awards in Business Excellence. Bianca is qualified as a Certified Practising Accountan...

Peter Murray | Board Member

Box Hill Institute

Business Experience Summary
Business Management experience includes being Executive Chair of BEC Australia, ownership and operation of small business (partner in home-based Management Consultancy; and Director of Investment Management company), management exper...

Leanne Harrison | Board Member

Adecco Blackburn

Leanne is a Team Leader at Adecco Blackburn. Her work experience has covered Public Service, Office Administration, Small Business Owner, and, for the past 11 years, the Recruitment Industry.
Specialising in Manufacturing and Operations, she has partnered with ...

Merrell Harris | Board Member

Creative Branding Solutions

Merrell Harris has been involved in the print industry for over 30 years. She is one of the Directors of First Impressions Group, and the Business trades as Creative Branding Solutions. She has seen many changes in that time, her print knowledge is extensive and this...

Ryan O’Hehir | Board Member


Ryan O’Hehir has been in business producing videos for corporate clients for over 20 years. His work has seen him engage closely with frontline staff, senior executives and CEOs across a broad range of small and big businesses and government organisations.

Graham Whyte | Board Member

Australian Taxation Office

Graham Whyte is the Assistant Commissioner responsible for the Technical Leadership and APRA Fund Engagement steam which is part of the Superannuation Business Line.

He is responsible for providing advice and assistance on a variety of Superannuation topics, an...

Nildhara Ganadi | Board Member

AustraliaIndia Women's Entrepreneurs Forum

Living in the local area, I am running small business and working for Not for profit organisation. I am an entrepreneur, early childhood teacher. Passionate to support and encourage our local community and local businesses. I am the Eastern Metropolitan Region commun...

Cr. Tina Liu | Councillor Representative

City of Whitehorse

Cr Tina Liu was elected to Council in October, 2016. She has tertiary qualifications in Information Systems and Commerce from Melbourne University. She works in marketing and event management.

Cr Liu is an active member of the local community and has assisted w...

Cr. Bill Bennett | Councillor Representative

City of Whitehorse

Cr Bill Bennett was elected to Council in October 2012. He has lived in Whitehorse for more than 40 years and is married with two adult children. Cr Bennett is a member of several community groups including secretary of the Lions Club of South Vermont. He is the past...

Laura Laje | Events Co-ordinator

Whitehorse Business Group

Laura Laje’s official role, as described by her email footer, is Administrator / Events Coordinator. But for anyone who has had the privilege to work with Laura, you know she is far more than just an administrator. Popular opinion is, we might not function without ...

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