Belmont BEC Committee of Management
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.
Barry Rowe is the Director of Frontier Capital which provides corporate advisory services to businesses and organisations and specialises in strategic planning and investment ready services. Barry was formerly a lecturer in Economics at RMIT and a former Minister of Agriculture in Victoria. He has led numerous trade missions to Asia, South Africa, and USA. Barry is an active member of various boards and associations in Belmont and a keen horse racing enthusiast. Both of his daughters are members of the State Parliament in W.A.
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 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.
Recently stepped down after 4 years chair/president of Citizen Advocacy Perth West Currently IIPP and Board member Previously:
– 25 years coordinator education services at Chamber of Commerce & Industry of WA
– Commissioner/Board Member Lotteries Commission of WA.
– Chair Gordon Reid Foundation for Youth
– Chair of Ministerial Advisory Committee on Supported Accommodation Assistance Program.
– Member Curriculum Council Advisory Committee. Committed to Small Business, Education and Training
Kates board experience began with Parents and Friends Committee duties during the school years of her two daughters and progressed to being on the National Board of Business and Professional Women Australia (BPWA) and the WA State Board (BPW WA) since 2005. Her career history includes working in recruitment specialising in the placement of the long term unemployed and people with disabilities after many years in education for special needs children. Now a successful retail investor assisting her daughter realise her business dreams in the fashion industry and currently working in her boutique whilst she is on maternity leave. Kate enjoys being one of BPW’s travelling ambassadors connecting women around the globe to learn and share the progress ad achievements of women.
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.
Hannah Beazley has worked across various industry sectors for over 20 years. She has been a policy advisor within government, primarily social policy, and speechwriter for two Labor Premiers – Dr Geoff Gallop and Mark McGowan. Hannah has worked in senior management roles in the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors. Hannah also owned, built and managed her own successful small business – a ‘bricks and clicks’ gift registry business, building the business to reach a turnover of over million per annum within three years. Hannah is also Chair of the governing committee of her youngest son’s community daycare centre. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
With over 40 years’ experience owning and operating businesses including his last Canon Foods which after 30 years grew to be no 3 in Australia, manufacturing in Western Australia, and supplying all national supermarket and food service markets through distribution centres in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Through his life he has been a member and chaired many food and business committees and had many positions in government business legislation reform committees.
Today he is semi-retired, looks after his families investment portfolio and has a number of non-executive positions in companies in Perth and Melbourne sharing his many years of experience..
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.