ABOUT THE SOUTH SYDNEY BUSINESS CHAMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Mary Lynne Pidcock
A career spanning 30 years in the fields of education, property and tourism management has prepared Mary Lynne for her current work as a company director and business advisor at TRANSITION, assisting businesses and individuals to realise a sustainable future.
Mary Lynne is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has extensive board and committee experience. She has post graduate qualifications in sustainable development, education, financial planning, business and tourism management.
Mary Lynne’s background is in tourism property development and for over nine years she was the General Manager NSW for Tourism Council Australia, the peak industry body.
Mary Lynne became President of the Redfern Waterloo Chamber of Commerce in 2009 and has been responsible for leading a dynamic Chamber that has reviewed its governance, increased membership, changed its name, expanded its boundaries and improved communications.
Our President’s vision for the Business Chamber is:
“To encourage membership of the Chamber and build its capacity so that it is recognised as the pre-eminent business forum in the area giving members the opportunity to connect, and to exchange and develop views, perspectives and ideas”.
Meet the Treasurer
Karen is a highly motivated and creative professional with proven presentation and negotiation skills perfected over 30 years of experience in management, marketing and strategic development. Karen loves challenges and is constantly being inventive and inspired to raise benchmarks in her position as General Manager of Souths Leagues Club or as Treasurer of the Business Chamber.
Karen has a cosmopolitan approach to business due to her extensive knowledge of business. With a legal background and a creative mind, her work has taken her around the world in business working in such industries as accounting, sports development, mentoring, non-profit and not-for-profit organisations and product development, just to name a few. Her multi-skilling and creative flair provide the Business Chamber with unique input and perspective.
Meet Committee Members
As the General Manager-Marketing for the Souths Rabbitohs, John has been working in Redfern for 5 years overseeing the brand relaunch and marketing transformation of the famous 102 year old South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club. John joined the Chamber’s Executive in early 2010 hoping to lend insight into membership growth and feedback on Redfern’s own brand development and relaunch. Redfern- Waterloo is a vibrant, diverse place to do business, hampered primarily by a lack of fluidity between hubs and negative image to passing traffic (closed roller shutters on unleased shops along the main arteries).
John would like to see the Chamber become a truly powerful voice and conduit for local business owners, operators and advocates. He envisages a voice that seeks support to help the businesses (both current and future), achieve the potential of the area. John’s vision for South Sydneys reputation is that it becomes known for enclaves of excellence and creativity, but also an attractive destination where visitor and shoppers head to be surprised (in a positive way!).
Paul is an accomplished senior executive with a demonstrated track record of creating opportunities in the community infrastructure, urban renewal, land development and engineering sectors
in NSW and WA.
Paul’s career includes 26 years in local and state government,his last postying with Lancom, the State Government's loand developer.He is currently with Aurecon - a global consultancy firm. As the the former Project Director of and now a consultant to the $2billion Green Square Town Centre project, Paul has been a keen supporter of the move to broaden the Chamber’s catchment to include those traditional South Sydney suburbs like Zetland and Alexandria which are undertaking significant urban renewal.
David Hannan is the Managing Director of F Hannan Properties Pty Ltd. Prior to this, David was the Built to Plan Equipment Accountant and Personal Computer Accountant at IBM.
David's career includes over 20 years of experience in the business sector where he also worked in a variety of apprenticeship roles from Payroll Office to Group Administration Officer at the family business at the then Hannan Group.
David is a proud father of four and uses the restoration of old timber boats as a therapeutic reminder that we're only here for a short time but our assets are here for longer.
Meet Committee Member
Jeremy Martin is Managing Director of Martin Property and he knew he wanted to be in real estate from the time he was 12 years old. By 14 he was working on a casual basis with an experienced property developer, learning first-hand that many agents have a short term focus on transactions and commissions. In contrast, clients view property as an investment, not a purchase, and they value relationships, information and opportunities that contribute to their success and well-being over time.
Armed with a bachelor of Land Economics, and practical knowledge gained at small and large agencies, Jeremy Martin launched his own agency in 2001, based in Zetland.
Jeremy Martin enjoys getting to know people and every one of MARTIN’s customers – be they a landlord, vendor, prospective buyer or a person who chooses to rent - is given the same time and respect. He provides the Chamber with his expertise and knowledge of the region and excellent business acumen.