Courtney Campbell

Building and development

Courtney is the founding Director of Development Solutions Victoria, and has extensive experience in land development and town planning.
She is also a managing director of a local transport company.

Chris Martin

Residential and commercial property

Chris Martin is the Managing Director of King & Heath First National Real Estate, and has worked in property management, residential sales and commercial sales.

Tamara Cook

Tourism and marketing
Business management

Tamara Cook is the owner and operator of Captains Cove resort in Paynesville, prior to which she ran Bulls Cruisers in Paynesville.

Katherine Mullett

Aboriginal apparel

Katherine Mullett is the co-founder of Deadly Wears, an apparel design and retail business and social enterprise that supports the Gunaikurnai community and environmental sustainability efforts in East Gippsland.

Ewan Fotheringham

Food retail

After careers in concrete plant management and commercial fishing, in 2019 Ewan Fotheringham started Big Bears Donuts, which has quickly grown to become one of Lakes Entrance's most iconic retail destinations.

Cory Kennedy


Born and raised in East Gippsland, Cory is a director of Kennedy Trailers, a custom transport design and manufacturing business supporting the forestry, heavy haul and renewable energy sectors.

Patrick Carson

Business management

Patrick Carson is the Business Manager and Designer at Slap Architects in Bairnsdale.
Patrick works primarily in the commercial sector, specialising in hospital/health projects.

Andrea Brown

Tourism development

After thirty years in the finance sector with personal focus on private label corporate vendor relationships, Andrea moved to East Gippsland to create Lakes Entrance Helicopters and restore a luxury tourism property.

Chris Banson

Resort management

Chris Banson is the Managing Director of Saltwater Hotels & Resorts, a family owned, second-generation specialist hotel and resort management company which employs more than 500 staff.

Daniel and Nephelle Wallis


Daniel is an apiarist and owner of Wild Coast Honey and Nephelle is the founder of The Saltwater Creative Co. More recently the pair became the owners, designers, creative directors and visionaries behind Idle Lake House, your unique accommodation set on the water in Lakes Entrance

Adrian and Rachel Bromage

Local tourism operators

Founder of Metung Hot Springs Adrian and Rachel have collaborated with the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs Group to bring hot springs bathing to Metung in East Gippsland