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. 

Nigel Swift


Committee Member

Nigel has lived in Bonny Hills for the last 13 years and has been practicing as an Architect during that time. Nigel is currently a Director at King + Campbell in Port Macquarie and has worked on a variety of projects within the Local Government Area.

 

Nigel has been associated with the Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce and the Bonny Hills Progress Association for the last 4 years and has been part of the executive team. Nigel enjoys living and working in the local area as it constantly evolving.

John Saunders


Committee Member

John has tertiary qualifications in Civil & Structural Engineering and Business Management and is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Management. He is also a Licensed Builder & Real Estate Agent.

 

His career over the past 50 years has seen him manage both Civil & Commercial Building Projects and Metal Manufacturing Businesses in NSW, Vic & Qld. He diversified into the Sales & Marketing of manufactured products in mid-career and has worked with distributors & retailers within Australia, SE Asia & Japan.

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Sue East


Committee Member

Sue East is a community advocate, passionate about the Port-Macquarie-Hastings LGA, particularly Lake Cathie and the Camden Haven. Sue is a prolific volunteer of her time due to her passion for our community. Sue is a member of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Economic Development Steering Group “EDSG”.

 

For over 20 years, Sue was an owner/director of a national labour hire recruitment company, traditionally male dominated work environment. Managing hundreds of employees over this period has given Sue an innate ability to recognise and mentor talent with no provision for gender bias.

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Barry Barr


iKew Rep

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Peter Nash


Creek to Creek Rep

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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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Marisha Woods


Executive Officer

Marisha undertakes the day to day operations of the Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce as the Executive Officer.

 

Marisha’s career started in international hotels, but she soon realised her passion for tourism and returned to university to complete a Bachelor Degree of Business in Environmental Tourism Management with first class Honours at Southern Cross University in 2014.

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Lisa McPherson


Market Coordinator

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