Future Leaders is an inspiring and empowering networking, information and events group for young business owners and professionals aged 18 – 35 from across all industries. The Future Leaders Initiative provides fresh, innovative opportunities for members to network amongst their peers, establish and develop ongoing business relationships, and to develop their professional and personal skills through education and mentoring programs.

Jason Doig

Jason is the Branch Manager for Toowoomba and Darling Downs at J.J. Richards and Sons. Across our region, J.J. Richards employs 91 full time staff and provides total waste management services to more than 3,000 small and medium businesses. Jason has been a volunteer rugby union referee on the Downs for a decade, and currently serves as the Secretary of the Darling Downs Rugby Referees Association. His sporting and professional endeavours have convinced Jason that our region has a culture for success. Jason values Chamber membership and the Future Leaders program for the opportunity to tap into a deep well of experience and competence in our business community and beyond.

Amy Thompson

Amy started Monkey Business Catering, a boutique Toowoomba catering business, 4 years ago. She became members of Chamber after the first year of operating. Starting her own business has been one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences. Without the support, professional development opportunities, mentoring, inspiration and networking events Amy would have given up during her 2nd year of operation. She is so glad she didn’t. Amy loves to be involved to help build up other young professionals that have the potential to do something amazing and just need a little push. 

Simon Playford

Simon is a lawyer with the local established firm, Clifford Gouldson Lawyers. He offers expertise in commercial property and business transactions with a view to providing practical advice to assist clients in achieving positive results. As local boy, born and raised in Pittsworth, Simon has a passion for assisting people and the community and aims to bring a high level of enthusiasm and positivity to all situations. Over the years, Simon has spent a chunk of his time volunteering on many local committees and boards.  Simon highly enjoys giving back to the community and, equally, sees the absolute importance of groups such as FLAG, particularly now as a young practitioner himself.

Peter Rowe

Peter is currently a senior adviser at Power Tynan, having been with the team for almost 10 years. Peter has been a member of Future Leaders for the past 3-4 years and has excelled greatly out of the networks he has formed and people hes met. Peter is excited to have the opportunity to help continue the Future Leaders movement and assist our Future Leaders in Toowoomba to continue to develop their skills and networks.