Shannon McDermott is the President of the CCCI and brings to the role a mix of leadership skills, business knowledge and old fashion values. Shannon has a strong desire to see the CCCI team successfully driving economic growth for our members by linking them with opportunities within our region, he believes information is the key to business success and sharing information with members as well as having members actively sharing information in return will ensure our businesses are best positioned to prosper into the future.
Shannon’s career has seen him working as a Blacksmith, Farmhand, Marine Technician in the Royal Australian Navy to Various roles within the Hydraulic and Industrial sector.
Shannon has a rural upbringing spending his early years in remote South Australian locations like Oodnadatta & Parachilna followed by a move to Millmerran, QLD where he spent his teenage and early adult years.
Shannon is currently the Managing Director of ENZED Surat Basin which he and his wife Tanya started in Chinchilla in Late 2010. Having spent the 9 years prior working in the Hydraulic industry in Toowoomba Shannon seen a great opportunity to get back to a rural lifestyle and he really liked the diverse opportunities that Chinchilla offered. Shannon believes understanding your customers’ needs combined with providing high quality service with old fashioned values is what ensures business success. ENZED Surat Basin are your Hydraulic & Industrial hose & fitting specialist servicing the Agricultural, Automotive, Civil, Mining & CSG industries across the Western Downs and Maranoa. ENZED Surat Basin employs 8 Full Time Staff all whom reside in Chinchilla and have two Mobile hose Doctors residing in Roma. Shannon has spent 2 years with the CCCI as a board member prior to taking on the role as President!
Shannon looks forward to working with other local businesses and community groups to improve the prosperity & liveability of the region.
Matthew Burke is the Vice President of the Chinchilla Community Commerce and Industry (CCCI). Matthew brings with him the life experiences of being a family man, working on a farm, spending countless hours on tractors, working cattle, chipping cotton, loading melons; all the day-to-day activities of growing up and living in a rural community.
Matthew became Director of EnVision Partners in 1997, he brings to the CCCI 21 years experience in running his own business. This, combined with over 26 years assisting customer’s, has provided Matthew with a wealth of knowledge and experience that he can apply to our local community growth.
Having seen the results of poor advice, Matthew is passionate about ensuring that members of the CCCI are not working hard for nothing, but working smarter. He also knows how to help individuals recover from bad advice and protect their hard-earned prosperity. Significantly, Matthew's advice is based on a life of experience, not just “theory and numbers”.
Matthew’s passion lays in assisting individuals with their personal planning. Matt has great understanding and experience in providing advice and planning with life’s "other challenges" including death, separations, succession planning and estate planning. He sees his role as not being just about taxation and business planning, but as an advisor, ensuring people can enjoy and protect their life’s hard work.
As current Vice President of the Chinchilla Community Commerce and Industry, his position is a way of reaching out to local businesses to ensure they receive the best assistance.
Louise McMahon has been an active member of the CCCI for many years through her various business’ in Chinchilla. Three years ago, she joined the Board and has been excited to add value to the team and watch the group grow and succeed in its core goals of prosperity, connections and liveability in Chinchilla.
Louise’s interest in CCCI stems from wanting to see regional communities have the best opportunities as their city counterparts and believes that today’s technology has given great capacity to regional business. Furthermore, she holds interest in continuously learning and upskilling and again sees regional careers as being on par if not more rewarding and provide greater learning capacity than those restricted to the cities.
Louise has worked for a variety of businesses from multination owner/operators to contracting companies. Her background has focused on financial analytics, compliance and head office reporting. In 2010, she and husband Greg moved to Chinchilla upon purchase of Keith Crawley’s Industrial and Rural Suppliers store. Over the next nearly nine years, they nearly tripled the business and started an additional maintenance business, MFE. In 2018, they sold Keith Crawley’s locally and took on a growth phase for MFE. Today, MFE boasts an impressive list of clients and plays an active and highly regarded role in the community through its many affiliations to subgroups and sponsorship and commits to its employees living local with their families. Louise and her family are proud to call Chinchilla home and look forward to the exciting future the region has ahead.
Robyn joined the CCCI in 2016 and has since taken on the role of Manager and been elected the Chamber Board as Secretary. Robyn previously held roles in Queensland Government Departments of Natural Resources and Primary Industries, animal production Agriculture, Regional Natural resource Management, Local Government (Tourism & Community Development), Domestic and International Drilling organisations and local Civil Construction before coming to the CCCI.
As Manager Robyn is responsible for the day to day operations of Chinchilla Community Commerce & Industry.
Robyn, along with her family relocated to Chinchilla from South West Queensland in 2008 and is dedicated to working to ensure the long-term strength of the Chinchilla economy and community. She has a particular focus procurement and ensuring local content for major projects in the region along with building local business capacity and resilience.
During her time at the CCCI Robyn has focused on connection and information sharing with Chinchilla Community Commerce & Industry Inc. Members, Stakeholders and community.
Erika Brayshaw has been a board member for the CCCI for the past 3 years and has 16+ years’ experience in multi-media and newspapers. Erika has managed call centres, custom publishing teams and advertising departments before becoming the General Manager of 6 newspapers across Surat Basin 5 years ago. Erika overseas 6 newspapers per week, 6 news websites, and 30+ staff from Dalby through to Charleville.
Relocating to Chinchilla 6 years ago from Toowoomba, Erika quickly settled into Chinchilla understanding the need to support local business and residents while giving them a local voice.
Having come from a rural farming and mining background herself, Erika has knowledge and empathy of the ebbs and flows that come from both industries.
Erika looks forward to working closely with the Chinchilla community while campaigning for change with issues that matter.
Bruce has supported the CCCI for the past three years after arriving in Chinchilla to work with RIE. He joined the Board in late 2019.
Born in Roma, he has a deep connection with the area and wants nothing more than for Chinchilla and the whole region to prosper as a whole. This is reflected in the fact he is also on the Board for Commerce Roma.
Bruce has worked predominantly in the Oil & Gas and Construction Industries for the past 30 years and expertise includes: Business Development and Sales, Business Performance and growth, Business Strategy and Risk, Community and Client Relations, Compliance: HSE and Quality, and Business improvements and new product/service development.
The first use of these skills are in the development of our next CCCI 5 year Strategic Plan (2020-2024) and the associated Chinchilla 2040 Vision Workshops.
Bruce is also a passionate:
- Coach and mentor for our Youth and has been the Key Note speaker at the Chinchilla Careers Expo for the past 2 years and is also on the Community Centre Board.
- Artist (Painter) and would like nothing more than to contribute to the creation of amazing works of art around the region.
Having come to Chinchilla initially for work in 2009, Nick worked a in a variety of roles in the region before settling permanently in Chinchilla with his partner in 2018. Through involvement with the CCCI as a Board Member, Nick is hoping to provide improved opportunities to local businesses with the view that we can build and maintain a thriving and resilient local economy.
Nick commenced his career & technical trade with the RAAF and has since worked in various technical and business roles in the Electrical, Instrumentation, Communications & Compliance fields. The last ten years have been spent predominantly in Oil & Gas roles working across a number of roles for the client, major contractors and smaller local contractors.
Currently, Nick is a small business owner and is focused on bring technical services and products to our region and developing opportunities for locals to learn technical skills. Nick has a passion for ensuring the success of local business and provides assistance to local business with client tenders and pre-qualifications. Nick is also the current President of the Chinchilla RSL Memorial Club.