Our Team

The Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee is a volunteer committee made up of leaders and business owners from the Camden Haven community.

Stuart Bate

President


Stuart Bate has a heart for community and a mind for business. He loves to challenge the status quo and ignite questions from the audience. Stuart’s manner is engaging. He describes himself as a simple person who loves surfing, nature, people and never wastes a moment.

Stuart’s career variety spans from the heart of Australia to England and Canada – spanning the sectors of real estate, hospitality, construction, IT, sales recruitment, and business processing outsourcing. He shifted to community services and worked with people who were long-term unemployed, recovering addicts, and ex-offenders.

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Wayne Heilman

Vice President


Wayne Heilman began his career in real estate in Cowra in 1981. Not long after this, in 1983, the company he worked with joined the LJ Hooker family. An advantage Wayne has found being part of such a well-known brand, L.J Hooker, is the ability to combine local knowledge with an international pool of buyers and sellers.

Wayne covers all of the market place including residential homes, smaller hobby farms, from 5 to 100 acres, Commercial & Industrial properties, vacant land of all types including development property and Business sales.

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Anna Battersby

Secretary


Anna Battersby is the Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson of the Camden Haven Tourism Marketing Co-operative.  Anna and her husband Nathan run Haven Waters Motel in North Haven.

As a first-time business owner, she is passionate about assisting new and existing local businesses to succeed and grow.  As a newcomer to the Camden Haven, Anna hopes to bring fresh ideas to the Chamber of Commerce and local tourism industry to further promote the visitor economy and the benefits it provides to local businesses and the community. 

Jenny Peters

Public Officer


Born in Sydney’s northern suburbs in the late 1940’s, Jenny started her career in the travel industry in 1975 following a fantastic 3-week trip around Asia (got “the bug” so to speak).

Jenny moved to the beautiful Camden Haven in 1980 and part owner of Dunbogan Boatshed in the 1980’s whilst working in travel in Port Macquarie.  In 1983, Jenny took over Camden Haven Travel and has been there ever since.

Jenny loves her work, arranging wonderful experiences for her clients and enjoy escorting tours to the four corners of the world with like-minded people.

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April Saunders

Committee Member


April was raised in the Camden Haven and has a strong connection to the area and its people. She is passionate about supporting and growing the local business community and economy and wants to see the natural beauty and lifestyle of the Camden Haven nurtured and preserved.

April is well known in the Camden Haven and has contributed to numerous local not-for-profits and community groups. These include the Camden Haven Community Council Action Team (CCAT) and the Primary Ethics Program at the local Primary School of which she implemented and coordinated.

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Greg Mitchell

Committee Member


Greg has been a resident of the Camden Haven for more than 30 years. Greg and his family spent 15 years on a small farm at Lorne and 16 years at Dunbogan. Greg’s children were raised the Camden Haven and attended Kendall Central and Camden Haven High School.

Greg and his family arrived in the Camden Haven after purchasing a lease over the Royal Hotel at Kew. Upon the sale of the hotel, they have since been involved in a number of business ventures in the Camden Haven and Port Macquarie, including an outback travel and fishing business, an indoor plant hire business and a café-restaurant in Port Macquarie. During this time, Greg returned to his profession, surveying, and operated from offices in Port Macquarie and Laurieton over a 25-year period.

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Marisha Ewart

Committee Member


Marisha is passionate about the sustainable development of tourism in regional areas, particularly nature-based and ecotourism, visitor servicing and tourism research. Marisha is currently undertaking a PhD on the economic benefits of NSW Marine Parks from tourism.

Marisha brings solid experience working for professional membership organisations including the Australasian Research Management Society and the Byron Visitor Centre where she has been responsible for membership management and governance.

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Barry Bar

iKew Rep


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Holly Lambert

Events Officer


Holly Lambert is the Events Officer for the Chamber of Commerce. Holly has a strong customer service, human resource, and events management background. Before moving with her family to the Mid North Coast in 2019, she was a Talent Acquisition Specialist for Qantas and a Regional Cabin Crew member for QantasLink. Prior to this she was an Events Coordinator for the Bavarian Hospitality Group where she planned and organised a variety of large events from weddings to corporate functions.

The sense of community she noticed when moving to the area is what attracted her to begin working with the Chamber. She is passionate about the growth and development of the Camden Haven region and is driven to support local businesses reach their full potential. She enjoys exercising and exploring the outdoors with her family to discover what this beautiful region has to offer. 

Megan Philippa

Project Officer


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Lisa McPherson

Market Coordinator


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