The Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry was delighted to welcome four new business owners to the Executive Committee at the recent Annual General Meeting at South Regional TAFE.

A morning tea event, attendees enjoyed a presentation by Chamber President, Steven Castan and Executive Officer, Rebecca Young, showcasing the year that had been and plans for the future. Highlights included 25 events, a sweep of fulfilled KPI’s from the Strategic Plan, and a number of organic achievements in response to member requests and a changing economic environment. Following the executive overview, Chamber Treasurer, Alastair Wilkie presented a healthy financial report. To view the presentation, click here.

Once the presentations were complete, it was time to thank the Executive Committee Members stepping down, including Deputy President, Rebecca Hannan (Speaker | Coach | Workplace Wellness) and Committee Member, Julie Kiker (Commonwealth Bank). Rebecca was recognised and thanked for her important input including MCing many events, preparing media statements and organising the recent Main Street Redevelopment Forum. Julie was also praised and appreciated for her valued contributions including hosting a Sundowner, donating raffle prizes and sponsoring the 2018 People’s Choice Award.

With places on the Committee available, the Chamber was delighted to accept nominations from four new business owners including ComfortStyle Furniture, Margaret River Artisan Store, Morries and Swell Stays. Existing Committee Member, Phill Cronin, also stepped into the Deputy President position.


PRESIDENT – Steven Castan, Barrister and Mediator

TREASURER – Alastair Wilkie, Nexus Bookkeeping

DEPUTY PRESIDENT – Phill Cronin, William Porteous Properties International

DIGITAL ECONOMY OFFICER – Peter Griffyn, CloudPress


David Atsbury, Morries

Melissa Dath, Margaret River Artisan Store

Richard Halse, The Larder Margaret River

Dee Meijer, Swell Stays

Gary Prater, ComfortStyle Furniture

Judith Reynolds, South Regional TAFE

Marilyn Smith, Iris Naturopathic and Skin Clinic


Planning is now underway for 2019 with a number of new subcommittees being formed to target key focus areas of the MRCCI Strategic Plan, such as shop local, events and the environment. To view the Plan, click here.

Should you have any queries about the Executive Committee or Strategic Plan, please contact Executive Officer, Rebecca Young on 0304 979 506.