Our Board

Alan Fraser

Chair

Allan is an experienced Entrepreneur with in excess of 30 years local and overseas management experience ranging from manufacturing, wholesale, ...

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Allan is an experienced Entrepreneur with in excess of 30 years local and overseas management experience ranging from manufacturing, wholesale, import, export, property development, hospitality and entertainment. Allan has interests in both ASX listed and private companies with diverse commodities.  He is passionate about sharing his business experience with rising entrepreneurs.

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Gareth Lane

Vice Chair

Gareth is the director and licensor of Concise Creative. Digital marketing is in my blood, I like socialising, I always ...

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Gareth is the director and licensor of Concise Creative. Digital marketing is in my blood, I like socialising, I always have, I always will. I love the interaction with people and getting to know their stories. I am a ‘tell you how it is’ kind of guy who likes to get straight to the point without all the ‘fluff’! My passion is business.

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Graeme Stewart

Treasurer

Andrew Lynn

Chair Governance Committee | Board Member

Admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia in 1974, Andrew worked as a corporate solicitor for the R&I Bank for ...

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Admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia in 1974, Andrew worked as a corporate solicitor for the R&I Bank for 16 years before joining Summers Partners in 1991. In 1995, Andrew commenced as a sole practitioner in Morley under the name Andrew Lynn & Associates, which later became Lynn & Brown Lawyers. As of 1 June 2007 the firm Lynn & Brown ceased to trade and Lynn and Brown Lawyers Pty Ltd was incorporated. Andrew now works as a principal and lawyer for Andrew Lynn and Associates. He has previously served on the Commercial and Revenue Law Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia for a number of years and works today in his current practice advising small to medium businesses in day to day legal matters.

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Karl Godderis

Chair Strategy Committee | Board Member

Peter Thomas

Board Member

Peter is a Business Advisor of WA Business Assist. Peter has over 20 years of experience in business, finance and ...

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Peter is a Business Advisor of WA Business Assist. Peter has over 20 years of experience in business, finance and IT in Australia and the UK. He was previously Operations and Finance Director for a UK Management Consulting firm.

He holds an Masters of Business Administration and a BA (Hons) in Politics; and in his spare time, is studying for a Masters in Professional Accounting. He is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants (MIPA), a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (FGIA). He has held many senior positions in large corporations including Operations and Finance Director, Chief Information Officer, and General Manager, Corporate Services.

As a Business Advisor of WA Business Assist, Peter specialises in developing strategy, financial management, performance improvement, governance and change management.   Peter loves to help business owners grow both the profitability and the value of their businesses by innovating, planning and implementing customised business initiatives.

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Elisa Hylton-Potts

Board Member

Elisa’s background includes consulting and managing projects across a range of industries and functions, including: Higher Education, Government, Utilities, Banking ...

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Elisa’s background includes consulting and managing projects across a range of industries and functions, including: Higher Education, Government, Utilities, Banking and Finance, Agri-business, Media, Retail, Logistics, and SMEs; incorporating business areas including Strategy, Operations, IT, HR, Procurement, and Finance. She has experience in reviewing company structure, processes, systems, and business transformation. Most recently, Elisa held the position of Director of Business Intelligence and Analysis at Curtin University and is currently researching self-employed business opportunities.

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Elizabeth Re

Board Member

Elizabeth is a councillor for the City of Stirling.  In her previous role as a health and building inspector frequently ...

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Elizabeth is a councillor for the City of Stirling.  In her previous role as a health and building inspector frequently liaised with small businesses to ensure that there needs were parallel with legislation requirements and she fully understands the dilemma and the red tape that has escalated in the small business community. Elizabeth is very proud to come from a very traditional and historical small business family of the Re Store that commenced in the early 1920’s, with relatives still keeping up the tradition of the Re store and other relatives expanding out to the B. Re and Sons small goods, RE brothers white good store and RE Tailors etc., all with the same ethos and personal commitment of service that is sinuous with the small business culture of Perth.

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Rohan Wallace

Board Member

Rohan assists businesses protecting their inventions, brands, logos and trade names, the appearance of articles and provide other commercially oriented ...

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Rohan assists businesses protecting their inventions, brands, logos and trade names, the appearance of articles and provide other commercially oriented advice on patents and trademarks. Rohan specialises in: general or mechanical, electronic, computing, software and business method inventions, as well as trademark protection for all manner of business names, products and services.

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