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 | Harrison Humphries
Harrison is the Head of Clifford Gouldson Lawyers' Litigation + Dispute Resolution team. He specialises in civil litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on business disputes.
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 not-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.
Vice President | 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.
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.
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.
Jenni moved back to Toowoomba in 1991. She worked for a large corporation for 10 years before purchasing a small business in Toowoomba, which she owned and operated for 4 years, employing 5 staff. During this time, Jenni also commenced her career at TAFE Queensland in 1996 as an educator, which she undertook for 15 years until transitioning into management roles. She has a passion for training and enabling students to achieve through engaged and enthusiastic educators via a variety of contemporary delivery models. Jenni was appointed Executive Director Studies at TAFE Queensland South West in 2013 and is responsible for leading the Education and training strategy including Product and Learning and Teaching quality.
Jenni is also the Director of the Toowoomba Region for TAFE Queensland South West region and is responsible for engaging with business, community leaders, schools and industry to build and strengthen relationships with a focus on collaboration and engagement with the primary focus of meeting and exceeding the needs of students, employers, industry and community in the Toowoomba catchment.
Creative, determined and innovative are ways to describe Prethink Group Managing Director Isaac Moody.
Isaac is passionate about technological innovation, exceptional service, strategic marketing and fostering a positive staff culture which aims to set others up for success.
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.