Breakfast with Kate Carnell
Join us as Kate talks about understanding resources available to small business and how this adds value to your business. She will also share some of her successes from her five years as Small Business Ombudsman. Kate’s knowledge will be valuable to anyone who owns a business, leads or works in a business or considering opening a business. You do not want to miss this rare opportunity to listen to Kate as she visits Mount Gambier.
Rachel Leonow from nbn™ will present on the new Business Fibre Initiative and how this can directly benefit your businesses digital connectivity and capability.
Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce & Women in Business & Regional Development welcome you to join us for Breakfast with Kate Carnell
Tickets are limited due to covid so we suggest booking early to avoid missing out.
When – Wednesday the 9th of June
Where – Commodore on the park
Time – 7:00am – 9:00am
Cost – Members: $25 (WiBRD or Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce) Non-member: $30
Guest speaker: Kate Carnell, Director and Small Business Advocate and Rachel Leonow from nbn™
About Kate Carnell
Director and Small Business Advocate
Kate Carnell is a company director and small business advisor. Kate has extensive experience and knowledge in the business sector, having run her own small businesses for 15 years before becoming ACT Chief Minister in 1995 for a five year period. Kate completed her five year term as the inaugural Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in March 2021.
Prior to her appointment as the inaugural ASBFEO, Kate held the position of CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which represents more than 300,000 businesses across Australia. She has also served as CEO of beyondblue, CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, CEO of the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) and CEO of the National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI).
A pharmacist by profession, Kate was the inaugural chair of the ACT Branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the first female to become the National Vice-President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
Kate was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006 for her services to the community through contributions to economic development and support for the business sector, knowledge industries, the medical sector and medical technology advances.