Committee of Management

Belmont BEC Committee of Management

    Jules Lewin

    Chair

    Jules gained his legal experience practising in Johannesburg, in his native South Africa. Migrating to Perth in 2003 , Jules re-qualified as an Australian lawyer in 2004.
    Charthill Legal, a company offering a wealth of experience based on over thirty years legal experience, in property and business sales transactions and assisting small business with general legal advice and agreements. Jules’ mantra for Charthill Legal is to provide relevant advice to clients on issues and outcomes based on sound practical advice and he derives immense pride and pleasure from helping people resolve legal matters, regardless of their financial situation.

        Paul Faix

        Vice Chair

        Paul is the founder and CEO of Fortix®, the only technology company in WA that provides a full end to end business automation. Fortix empowers many local and national businesses with highly personalised business management systems and Paul’s dedication to Fortix clients has resulted in many industry awards.

        Paul is also a diplomat, currently serving in the role of Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic in WA.

            Irving Lane

            Secretary

            Irving worked for 25 years in his family’s fashion business ‘Lanes’ and ‘Sportslane’ as a manager/buyer and subsequently general manager. The business was at one time the largest women’s fashion stores in Australia, and employed more than 100 staff. When the business which was started by Irving’s father and uncle closed in 2004, he took over managing a portfolio of commercial and residential properties. Irving has been a member of the TCFWA Committee since 2012, and is passionate about being able to assist many small fashion businesses

                Shirley Lancaster

                Treasurer

                Shirley Lancaster is a registered tax agent and accountant with over 25 years’ experience. Shirley is the proprietor of Ascot Accounting and provides accounting and taxation services for small businesses and individuals through her practice. She is an inaugural member of Belmont Business and Professional Women (BPW), and had served on the board of a not for profit organisation in the health industry for nearly 10 years. She has also been a committee member on the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. and Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. since 2006.Shirley has worked in industries such as retail, wholesale and insurance and completed a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University of Technology prior to working in the accounting and taxation fields.

                    Carol Wallbank

                    Committee

                    Carol Wallbank is currently proprietor of Create Enterprises which focuses on marketing, media, and business development for clients across a range of industries. Before running her own businesses, Carol worked in various financial services roles with IAG in Sydney and BankWest in Perth. Carol attained an MBA from Curtin University of Technology and also has a Graduate Certificate in Change Management from the University of NSW and a Diploma in Financial Markets

                        Jasmyn Mumme

                        Committee

                        Jasmyn is the Principal and Senior Debt Strategist for Active Debt Specialists, a debt solutions company providing debt negotiation and mediation services to small business and individuals. She has seventeen+ years of specialist experience facilitating agreements between debtors and creditors to avoid bankruptcy, keep assets and get everyone paid equitably. Real solutions. Jasmyn has also been on the National Board of Business & Professional Women Australia since 2001. Her passion is for small business owners to overcome setbacks and reach prosperity.

                            Kumar Peiris

                            Committee

                                Malav Oza

                                Committee

                                Malav is an experienced Chartered Accountant, with over 22 years experience. He leads business strategy advisory to clients with inbound and outbound transactions including Tax Structuring, Employer Obligations and Due Diligence. He is a Fellow of Tax Institute and a Chartered Tax Adviser. Malav’s professional focus is in Business Advisory, Tax Planning with expertise in Structuring and Re-structuring, Succession Planning, Cash Flow Management, Business Valuations and General Taxation Advisory associated with transactions.

                                He advises clients in various industries including mining support services, real estate, Medical and Allied Health services, manufacturing and service organisations, automotive sales and service and franchised businesses. His experience in valuation of businesses provides a valuable perspective on assessment of business performance and profit improvement.

                                Malav is currently a member of the Professional Development (PD) Committee of The Taxation Institute in Western Australia.

                                    Ben Wyatt

                                    Patron

                                        Louise Percy

                                        Patron

                                        Louise Percy is an executive development consultant and author. She founded The Percy Institute of International Protocol in 1992. She is an international speaker, educator and recognised authority in the field of business and social etiquette and global business protocol.