Chamber Executive Committee

Charlotte Rimmer - PRESIDENT  
Aide de MD 

Charlotte Rimmer joined the Exec Committee in 2019 and became President in September 2020. She is the founder of Aide de MD which mentors SMEs and has been operating since 2006. She works with MDs and CEOs to help them create sustainable businesses and operate autonomously through strong infrastucture.  Charlotte has lived on the Northern Beaches for 20 years with her husband and two sons. In her free time she enjoys yoga, the beach and being with her family and of course, Freddy the dog.

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Tracey Mietzke - VICE PRESIDENT   
Athas Holdings
  

Tracey joined the Executive Committee in 2016 and has been in the role of Vice President since 2017. She is currently completing her final year of studies for her master’s degree in Business Administration.  Tracey has lived in Manly since 1997, since moving from the ‘dark side’ of Sydney’s eastern suburbs and has never looked back!! Having worked with several multinationals during her tenure in the corporate world, Tracey’s jobs took her around the world while in her various national-level management roles. Rejoining the workforce after raising her two children, she loves her role with Athas – a private property investment group based in Manly, swapping long-haul flights for cycling along Manly’s beachfront to get to work these days,

Driven by her desire to see Manly thrive both in a community sense and also in its economic endeavours, Tracey has loved being a part of the Manly Business Chamber and is proud of the work the Chamber does, particularly with its advocacy for its members, and driving positive change through working closely with both State and local governments. Tracey’s positive and infectious love for Manly has enabled her to create a widespread network of both friends and business associates and is the driving factor behind her desire to support, stimulate, promote and cultivate Manly’s prosperity while respecting its wonderful local community.

 

Regan VanderWert-Walsh 
Cradle Design 

Joining the Committee in 2015, Regan has over 17 years experience working as an Architect in the commercial, hospitality, educational, residential and industrial sectors throughout the UK, Australia and Asia.  He is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects and a registered Architect in NSW and VIC. 

Regan has lived on the Northern Beaches for over 15 years and is a partner of an emerging architecture practice based in Fairlight.  The practice has a strong commitement of supporting the local community, contributing to its success and he has a keen interest in the development of the Manly community.

 

Drew Johnson  
Bank of Queensland

Executive team member since 2009 and President in 2010 and 2011, Drew is the joint owner/manager of the BOQ (Bank of Queensland) branch in Manly. Trading for over 12 years and boasting over 1,000 business and personal clients, most of them local.  Drew has strong links into the Manly business community and is the Executive banking and financial expert.

 

altChristina Franze 
Manly Ocean Foods

Christina is the owner of Manly Ocean Foods, an iconic Fish and Chip shop perfectly located at the Beach end of The Corso. Manly Ocean Foods is steeped in Manly history; and now, once again with an emphasis on quality, consistency, service and cleanliness, this little local business, is a hub for visitors and locals alike who want to enjoy the ‘Manly Beach Experience’.

Christina joined the Executive Committee in 2015 and is looking forward to contributing to, and making informed decisions in collaboration with the Executive Team and Manly Council on important, relevant and local area issues.

 

Jim Buda 
Market Lane Cafe

Jim is a long time Manly local and has owned and operated multiple business’s over the years. These include Beach Culture, an airport based surf retail chain, The Mambo Friendship store (in partnership with Mambo), the Brazil Cafe Manly and most recently, Market Lane Cafe. Jim also is a registered architect with an architectural practice in Manly specialising in retail design.

Jim has range of skill sets, retail, hospitality, architecture and urbanism mixed with insights learned from both sides of the point of sale. He has seen Manly change from the days he drove down the Corso in the 70’s to surf the Bower and understands that the dynamics in play today require drive and understanding to negotiate the current local challenges.

 

Klaudia Brown 
Belle Commercial

Klaudia has lived in 3 countries, 6 cities, and has been in many beautiful places around the world, however no other place felt like home until she came to MANLY 10 years ago.  It was love at first site. Manly has the most beautiful beaches and an amazing laid back lifestyle, but most importantly Manly has its loyal residents which has created a strong sense of community which is hard to find, no matter where you travel. 

Klaudia has worked in commercial real estate in the CBD for 8 years and left her high end executive leading role to start a new career in Manly and contributing her knowledge and skills into growing Manly commercial scheme. Klaudia's goal is in transforming Manly in top retail location in Sydney, not only for visitors, but also for my local Manly community.

She knows it is not an easy task, but she believes that TOGETHER with Manly Business Chamber and support of my team we will be able to bring back the life to this wonderful Manly landscape!

Meegan Clancy 
Aspiring Properties

Meegan is an experienced place maker who previously sat on the Chamber committee as a representative of Hello Manly and the Centre Management office. With a demonstrated history of working in tourism precincts and shopping centres over a 17-year period, she is driven to make spaces places, with a strong marketing and events skillset. Meegan is driven to increase data and information flow whilst on the committee, to give Manly some targeted direction on leasing and marketing.

Based locally for over 20 years, Meegan is often found walking the promenade, or wakeboarding on the Hawkesbury river.

 

Stephen Pirovic 
International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)

Joining the committee in 2020, Stephen represents ICMS), an award-winning higher education provider, located in Manly. Stephen has a combined total of 8 years’ experience in both the Hospitality and Higher Education sector, as well as a lifetime of experience in business, by growing up and working in his family owned and operated egg farm, Pirovic Family Farms based in Western Sydney.  

Today Stephen has come full circle and joins the committee as well as interacting with other groups and forums as a way to give back to a community that has given so much to him as he wouldn’t be here if a small business owner in Manly didn’t give his grandfather a shot at success after he escaped a war torn Yugoslavia during WWII. 

Manly’s future is bright and it’s business community is a major part to Manly’s success of being the wonderful community you see today.

 

Matt Clifton  

MJC Group (InSitu, Donny's and The Cumberland)

Matt is the Managing Director of MJC Group of Companies, spanning across Hospitality, Events, Design, and Manufacturing. Matt owns and operates local businesses Donnys, Insitu, The Cumberland, and Cove Deli, along with partnerships with regional tourism agencies delivering large scale music events VANFEST Music & Arts Festival and Anthems Live, both of which have grown into regional flagship events for NSW and ACT.

Outside of the Entertainment industry, Matt has achieved success developing short term housing solutions for the Tourism and Mining sectors with the innovative startup NODxPODS.

Named 2017 National Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Matt continues to drive with a passion for innovation and experience-based projects.

A long time local to the Manly community, he hopes to bring fresh energy along with a desire to support and stimulate our local economy.

 

 

 

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Contact Details

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