Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Board

The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Board Members are prominent business professionals with a passion for and commitment to the Toowoomba Business Community. They provide their time, energy and expertise to the Chamber in a completely voluntary capacity.

President - Joy Mingay

As the owner and operator of Classic Recruitment and Human Resources in Toowoomba, Joy brings more than 25 years of experience in recruitment to the business. With a deep understanding of employment from the ground up, she proudly specialises in recruitment and human resource management for small business. Joy is passionate about her community and opportunities for its growth across many sectors. Joy was awarded the Zonta Woman of the Year (2014).  

Vice President - Harrison Humphries

Harrison is the Head of Section for Clifford Gouldson Lawyers. Harrison completed a Bachelor of Laws in late 2010 and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in early 2011 before being admitted as Lawyer in June 2011.
Harrison worked full-time as a Law Clerk and then a Solicitor at another prominent Toowoomba law firm before joining the team at Clifford Gouldson Lawyers in July 2013. Harrison is also Chamber Advisor that sits on the Future Leaders Committee.

Treasurer - Sam Wright

Sam is an accountant at Ambrosiussen Accountants and focuses on both compliance and business edge work. Sam is nearing completion of the CPA program, having already completed a dual Bachelor Degree of Business and Commerce, majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Human Resource Management. Sam is committed to the strengthening and development of small business by improving the lifestyle of clients, not just the bottom line. Sam enjoys networking immensely and volunteering his time in community organisations like the Chamber, The Education Capital and the Carnival of Flowers.

Secretary - Denise Quinn

Denise has been Secretary for the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Board for the past 2 years. Denise works in the Not For Profit sector in the role of Chief Operating Officer Corporate Services for Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Limited, the 2015 Heritage Bank TCOC Business of the Year. Denise specialises in training and development initiatives such as the Risk Management, Business Continuity and Quality Assurance.

Carl Rallings

Carl is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) and is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the functions, centres and departments. that comprise the Division of Students and Communities which incorporates Marketing and Student Attraction, USQ International, Student and Academic Support, the Residential Colleges, Phoenix Central, Students Support and Retention, Student Services and Social Justice and Alumni Relations.

Brent Kinnane

Brent is the General Manager of TAFE Queensland South West (TQSW) and leads an organisation that delivers vocational education and training services within a geographical footprint extending across one third of the state of Queensland. Brent works with elected representatives, business and community leaders to grow an organisation with the primary focus of meeting and exceeding the needs of students, employers, industry and the community in the south west region.
Brent is the chair of the TAFE at School Board, tasked with reinforcing TAFE Queensland as the provider of choice for schools in Queensland. Brent is also a member of the TAFE Queensland Executive and the TAFE Queensland Academic and Product Management Authority Boards.  He also holds a board position with the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce.

Gary Love

Gary Love is a Director of H Line Structures and GC Event Hire and has over 23 years experience in the event hire industry. GC Hire has contributed to Toowoomba’s business community for nearly 3 decades and employs over 30 local staff. Gary is a passionate believer in keeping business local and advancing the local community and as such has sat on the Carnival of Flowers Advisory Committee and also the subcommittee for Toowoomba Says No To Violence.

Isaac Moody

Creative, determined and innovative are ways to describe Prethink Group managing director Isaac Moody.
From a background in major event management, Isaac founded Prethink Group in 2011.  Prethink Group is a group of small business including the historic Gabbinbar Homestead, Scrub Turbo Clean & the Idea Burea.  In addition, Prethink Group holds property and agricultural investments.
Isaac is passionate about technological innovation, exceptional service, strategic marketing and fostering a positive staff culture which aims to set others up for success.
A dedicated family man and father of 5 children, Isaac maintains extensive community involvement both locally and nationally in addition to his business interests.

Cynthia Rice

Cynthia Rice is the managing franchisee of Quest Toowoomba. With more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry at various 5 star hotels and resorts including Hayman Island, Park Royal, Hyatt, Ramada and Marriott. Cynthia joined Quest more than 10 years ago in a sales capacity and moved to revenue management, training and then a franchise consulting role before moving back to operations and project management and succeeded in making unprofitable businesses profitable. Cynthia then decided to purchase her own Quest business and move her family to the Garden City for its strong economy, development and diverse industry.

Andrew Brown 

Andrew Brown is a transformational leader, and owner of Kaizen Global, bringing over 20 years of progressive and multifaceted experience in operational improvement. Andrew has a genuine passion for enhancing the financial and environmental sustainability of businesses and started up Kaizen Global to provide sustainable, on-target processing and operational improvements to a variety of clients.