THE EXECUTIVE

Carol Pachos  |  President
Employed in the Health Services industry in Grafton over the last 10 years in the capacity of both Practice and Business Manager.
My business focus is leadership in team development and business growth.
I have been involved in the Clarence Valley Business Excellence Awards for the last 7 years as either an award winning business, judge or committee member.
Justin James | Vice President
Justin James is a Graphic/Web Designer with his own business based in Grafton. Specialising in Branding and Print Media, Justin has well over a decade of design experience both in city and country business.
Justin is the current Vice President of the Chamber.
Phil Belletty | Secretary
The 25 years NT Government experience and the last 11 years in the private sector has equipped me with a diverse range of experience and understanding.. This experience includes all aspects of management including being a CEO with over 50 Staff, reporting directly to a Not for Profit Board, facility management, developer of service delivery strategies, strategic capital investment planning, maintenance planning, asset and land acquisition, disposals and leased asset management.
Glenn Thompson | Treasurer
Glenn is a chartered accountant and business services partner with Findex Grafton. He specialises in tax and business advisory and has over 22 years of experience working with local businesses in the Clarence Valley. Glenn has been the Treasurer of Grafton Chamber for the last 9 years.
Annmarie Henderson | Exec Office
Owner of Grafton Florist and active within the community in both Local Business circles and Schools within the Valley.
Des Harvey
Schooled in Grafton, Des completed watchmaking & jewellery apprenticeships; studied gemstones & became a Fellow of Gemmological Association of Australia & awarded Masters Degree in Business Administration. With wife Jennifer trade as Harveys Jewellers in Harveys Arcade being fifth generation jewellers in Australia, and now daughter Alison Terranova is transitioning into the business
Geraldine Gallagher
Born and raised in Grafton my father has been a solicitor in Grafton for more than 40 years and my mother helps to run his business, AJ Gallagher Solicitors & Conveyancers. After moving away to study, work and live abroad for several years, I joined the family business as a solicitor. I joined the Chamber of Commerce with the hope that I can contribute to creating and promoting opportunities for the Clarence Valley community.
Natasha Watkinson
Owner - NJW Commercial I joined the Chamber of Commerce to be part of and effect meaningful change in the economic future of Grafton. Our Region is in the grip of dynamic change. On the brink of a future bypass and with short term infrastructure giving a boost to the Region, we need to plan for the future long term. My two young children are the reason I am passionate about future proofing industry and strengthening the economic future of not only Grafton but the Clarence Region.
Donna Layton
Donna Layton, B.Bus (Acc), JP

General Manager of J. Notaras & Sons Pty Ltd, a locally family owned Timber manufacturing Business.
My commitment to the Chamber is to continue the work that Spiro Notaras did for our community.
The 42 years of working in the Timber Industry has given me the experience to work with the executive team.
Michael Casement
Michael Casement is a Barista/ Cafe Manager at ESP Espresso. After moving to Grafton from the Lower Clarence in 2014, Michael was inspired to do more for the business community. Michael wants to see Grafton and South Grafton prosper after the Pacific Highway Upgrade and became a member of the executive team to bring a young and different way of looking at situations. If you see Michael in the street, say hello, he is always keen to talk business.
Michelle Hocking
Originating from the Clarence Valley region & recently relocating back to continue my career of 11 years in the funeral industry as Area Manager for 2 local Funeral businesses. I have managed large teams with Invocare in my prior position as Qld Co Ordination Manager, managing the day to day logistics of caring for many families during their time of need. I have a passion for people, community & caring for families. As a wife, mum of 5, nanna to 4 it was time for a tree change & a quieter life
Kylie Swift
Kylie Swift was born in the Clarence Valley and recently started her own independent real estate business supported by @realty after 15 years of both owning & working in larger corporate companies.
Diversifying her skills and offerings, she also created LPM Agent, a training and mentoring business designed for employers or leaders in the real estate industry.
Leadership, culture and mentorship are area’s Kylie would like to see strengthened in the 2460 area.
Angela Boorman
I’ve lived in the area for the past 25 years. Since 1996 I have worked in the Education Sector for TAFE NSW, in a variety of roles ranging from Student Services, Infrastructure Management & Project Management.
My focus is to develop strong community engagement, working with local businesses & organisations in the Grafton region. My motivation, resilience & ability to adapt to a changing environment allows me to look at new & different ways of approaching tasks & identify opportunities for growth
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Annmarie Henderson | Exec Office

Owner of Grafton Florist and active within the community in both Local Business circles and Schools within the Valley.