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.

Harrison Humphries

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. 

Sam Wright

Vice President | Sam Wright

Sam is a Partner at Ambrosiussen The Business Accountants, a CPA accounting firm in Toowoomba that provides taxation and management accounting advisory services focused on small & medium family businesses and for-profit organisations. First involved with the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce in 2011 as part of the Future Leaders Committee, Sam then took on the role as the Future Leaders Chair for a year. He joined the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Board to fill the role of Treasurer in 2016 until October 2019 when Sam was elected as Vice President. Sam has a fervent belief that a strong and thriving small business community is a bedrock for a successful society. 

Gary Love

Secretary & 2nd Vice President | 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.

Treasurer | Myf Rigby

Myf is a Director at Accession3 Business Advisers, she is a Certified Practising Accountant, has a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning). Myf started running her own business, in partnership, in 2009 and has not looked back. Her passion lies in the areas of strategic planning, both business and personal, disposable cash flow and asset growth. Her ultimate aim is to see a stress free and comfortable lifestyle for clients and their families. Myf has held community roles in Goondiwindi and has previously served on the board of Toowoomba Anglican School (TACAPS at the time).  Myf is an advocate for education and improvement in all areas of personal, business and community life.

 

Carl Rallings

Jo Sheppard

Originally from a sheep and cattle property near Cunnamulla in far SW Queensland, Jo has worked across a number of industries from agriculture, small business and local government to education, communications and the NFP sector developing skills in both the public and private sectors. Jo was previously an elected councillor for 12 years including Mayor for 4 years with the Paroo Shire Council. Jo holds a Bachelor of Business and is an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate, and has a sound understanding of the Toowoomba business community. Previously the CEO with the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, in August 2019 Jo commenced with USQ in the role of Director – Stakeholder Engagement and is the USQ representative on the Toowoomba Chamber board. Jo is also a Director on the Board of SunWater Ltd and a Local Government Grants Commissioner.

Brent Kinnane

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.

Isaac Moody

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 businesses 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

Chris Black

Chris is a financial guru, business advocate, husband and doting dad to 3 boys. A product of Downlands College and USQ (BBusBCom), as well as a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), he founded Fortress Financial Solutions in Toowoomba and is widely recognised as one of the most influential financial advisors in Australia by the Financial Standard. He is a proven leader with strong commercial acumen and long-term views. He advises many clients and successful businesses with pragmatic solutions and deep understanding of consumer behaviour, financial fundaments and future focus. He is extremely passionate about the local Toowoomba community, helping people and companies reach their potential, proactive mental health issues and his family. If he isn’t at work, he is enjoying the fantastic Toowoomba lifestyle on his pushbike, travelling, playing cricket or golf, or just unwinding with mates at his local down at Fitzy’s.

Andrew Brown

Peta Gray

Peta is a founding Principal Legal Director and Owner of Enterprise Legal, a specialist business law firm that was awarded Best Australian Regional/Suburban Law Firm in 2018. Having lived the majority of her life on the Darling Downs, she is an outspoken advocate of everything Toowoomba and the Downs. Her particular passion lies in supporting and enhancing small to medium-sized local businesses and the people behind them. She is also a passionate advocate for promoting wellness and sustainability in the small business sector.