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.

Professor Geraldine Mackenzie

Professor Geraldine Mackenzie is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland. She has had a strong commitment throughout her career to widening participation in higher education, particularly in Australia’s regional areas, flexible learning opportunities and encouraging a strong link between the University and business, government, industry and the community. Professor Mackenzie is a Barrister-at-Law, member of the Queensland Bar Association, American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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.

Chris Black

As the founder of Fortress Financial Solutions in Toowoomba, Chris is a finance guru and business advocate. He has been recognised as one of the most influential advisers in Australia by the Financial Standard. He is an influential leader with strong commercial acumen and long-term views. Outside of work, Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife, 3 boys and love of sport and the local community. He also has done some study which includes BBus, BCom, Adv FS (FP), MAICD, AFP, JP (Qual).

Peta Gray 

Peta is the founding Principal Legal Director and Owner of Enterprise Legal. Having over eight years’ experience working in Business and Property Law, Peta’s passion lies in supporting and enhancing small to medium-sized local businesses and the people behind them. Having lived the majority of her life in Toowoomba, Peta is an outspoken advocate of everything Toowoomba and the Downs and genuinely enjoys sharing her time and expertise to assist charities and community organizations wherever possible. Outside of work, Peta enjoys spending time with her husband and boisterous two-year old son.