Board Members

Executive and Staff


President

Amanda McLean

Amanda has lived in Kununurra for more than 20 years.  She has worked in small business and local government prior to becoming self employed in 2009.

Together with her husband Phil, Amanda is a managing director of Ord Machining and Ord Agricultural Equipment in Kununurra.

Amanda has three children who all attend East Kimberley College.  She has been involved in many sporting clubs and was a board member of the Ewin Early Learning Centre for many years.

Amanda has been a board member of the East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce for 4 years and has recently moved from the role of Treasurer into President.  As a rate payer and a business owner, together with raising a family in the East Kimberley Amanda has a firm interest in the region growing strong from both an economical and livability perspective.

Business: Ord Machining & Ord Agricultural Equipment

Phone: 0417 981 041 Email: [email protected]


Vice President

Steve Sharpe

Steve is a long term East Kimberley local who has recently returned to the area after some time away from the Kimberley.

Steve’s family moved to Lake Argyle in the mid 1970’s and his working life began as a fisherman on Lake Argyle. As the fishing industry declined, Steve dabbled in tourism and founded Lake Argyle Cruises which quickly grew to become one of the largest tourism operations in the Kimberley at the time.

Steve is a past shire councillor, Rotarian, KVC Board member, inaugural ANW board member and founding member of the East Kimberley Sea Search and Rescue group.

As the Manager of Regional Transition and Business Development for Rio Tinto in relation to the impending closure of the Argyle Diamond Mine, Steve works with the local business community and Traditional Owners to assist in minimising the impact of the mine’s closure on the region.

Company: Argyle Diamonds

Phone: 0417 181 119


Treasurer

Lisa Spackman

Lisa has lived in the East Kimberley since 1989, owning various businesses and raising 3 children in this time.

Currently Lisa is the Director of her company that runs Kimberley Croc Motel, Kununurra Commercial Laundry, and the newly established Phoenix Plaza.
Hospitality and customer service are her focus.

Having been involved with many and varied committees and boards over the years, Lisa joined the East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry board again after a long hiatus.

Lisa is a firm believer of the East Kimberley region and the opportunities that it offers to all, from a small home-based business to large scale industry. Kununurra will inevitably grow and provide scope for all as a wider community.

 

 

Business: Kimberley Croc Motel, Kununurra Commercial Laundry & Phoenix Plaza.

Phone: 0407 682 183 Email: [email protected]


Secretary

Allan Wedderburn

Allan has lived in Kununurra since January 2000, after relocating from South Africa and becoming naturalised. Initially working in the civil engineering/project management industry, since 2003 Allan has worked with Aboriginal groups across the Kimberley and Pilbara, including, recently as CEO of MG Corporation, either as an employee or as a sole trader.

As a long term Kununurra property owner, business owner, employee and or employer, Allan has a vested interest in the success of the region, including active participation regarding community issues. Allan is also on the board of Kimberley Animals Nature and Education (KANE), and until recently was on the boards of Kimberly Community Legal Service (KCLS) and Kimberley Group Training (KGT).

Allan is passionate about our natural and built environment, including liveability and beautification of the region, acknowledging that sustainable development and growth of the region is required. Allan is known for and continues to actively advocate for issues that impact on the East Kimberley.

Business: Red Spinifex

Phone: 0410 492 782 Email: [email protected]


Board Members

 

Jill Williams

While travelling through the Kimberley Jill and her partner recognised the potential of the region and moved to Kununurra in 2009 to set up their drilling business.

Jill has over 30 years experience in business management, owning and operating a variety of businesses across the agricultural, hospitality, construction and wholesaling sectors.

Jill has been an EKCCI board member for 9 years, and past President from to 2015 to 2019. She currently also holds positions on the East Kimberley Marketing Group Committee, Kununurra Liquor Accord, and Water Corporation Customer Advisory Panel.

Jill is a qualified Lead Auditor to International Standards for Quality, Environmental and WHS Management Systems. As the Director of Risky Business Solutions, she works with regional businesses to develop business management and compliance systems to manage operational risk, and increase their competitive advantage in the market place.

Business: Risky Business Solutions

Phone: 0418 898 525 Email: [email protected]


Tara Stigwood

Tara started working in Kununurra in November 2016 as the Retail & Community Manager for Horizon Power and relocated her family to Kununurra permanently in October 2017.

Tara has worked for Horizon Power for 10 years with the first seven years at the Bentley office handling ombudsman complaints, assisting with the management of the contact centre, working closely with Remote Aboriginal Communities to roll out the advanced pre-payment meters and coordinating the Economic Regulation Authority audits for the Metering and Billing Operations within Horizon Power. Tara’s previous experience was in the Real Estate & Finance sector.

Tara’s main focus now is managing customer service levels as well as community and stakeholder engagement for the East Kimberley. Tara has an unwavering commitment to providing the best customer service to the East Kimberley residents with the ability to build productive relationships and resolve complex issues.

Tara is also passionate about seeing the East Kimberley economy thrive which is why she has jumped at the opportunity to join the EKCCI board,

Business: Horizon Power

Phone: 0431 113 026 Email: [email protected]


Bobby  Henggeler

Robert (Bobby) Henggeler was born and raised in the Kimberley, growing up on Kachana Station a small family run pastoral station near Kununurra.

Home-schooled in Kimberley school of the air and Schools of isolated and Distance Education allowed Bobby to grow up in the outdoors.

Later moving to Kununurra Bobby started an apprenticeship and successfully completed qualifications to become a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Moving away for a few years to Perth he gained skills and experiences working for various aviation companies at Perth’s Jandakot and International airports.

2012 saw Bobby return to Kununurra and work as a sole trader contracting his maintenance services to aviation Businesses in the East Kimberley, complete his pilot licence for both fixed wing and helicopter and now spends his time and energies between Kununurra and Kachana station.

With no intention of leaving the Kimberley, Bobby is passionate about the opportunities the region offers. Involved in various clubs and committees with the aim to serve and promote our Community.

Business: Kachana Aviation

Phone: 0404 555 396  08 9161 4346 Email: [email protected]


 

Darren Fulcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business: DE Carpenters Pty Ltd

Phone: 0408 682 190 Email: [email protected]

 


 

Kerry Robertson

 

 

 

Business: Kununurra Home Hardware & Camping Clothing & Rural Supply- Shelf Supply

Phone: 0429 500 535 Email: [email protected]