Our Board

The Chatswood Chamber of Commerce is organised and run by a diverse group of local business people and community representatives on a voluntary basis.
If you have a business or local community issue that you think the Chamber should be addressing, please feel free to approach one of the Directors on the Chamber Board.
We can only take appropriate action if we know about things – whether they be concerns of business owners, opportunities for business promotion or issues with Local, State or Federal Government.
Stig Falster, President

Stig FalsterStig Falster

Sales Director, Interock Pty Ltd
stig@interock.net
www.interock.net
0400 441 666

Stig Falster has had a very “non-traditional” career path. Stig was born in Norway, educated in Australia and has led an international career spanning over 40 years. Stig holds a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma in Business Programming.

Stig’s very strong background in manufacturing and his people management skills bring a real strength to the team at Interock. He has a proven track record of business development across three continents.

An Industrial Chemist by profession, he commenced his career with Diversey in Australia before travelling back to Norway with his wife and taking up a position as Product Sales Manager with Norske Hoechst A/S where after a year he was approached by a major Scandinavian industrial chemical manufacturer.

In 1974 Stig joined Kjemi-Service in the role of Manager – Client Development. The company was responsible for the manufacture and marketing of Marine and Industrial Chemicals and Stig was deployed to engineer products to marry-up with company concepts.

Soon after this period Stig was seconded to the company’s Singapore operations in order to set up and run the production plant. He remained in the position for 8 years and then was recruited to Elkem, at the time, the world’s major ferro-alloys producer. Stig established the regional office in Singapore in the capacity of Regional Manager covering the Asian territory from Pakistan in the west, down into Australia and New Zealand. In 1987, Stig relocated the Regional Office to Hong Kong, to build on bilateral business with China.

Upon his return to Australia, Stig accepted the position of General Manager with Abel Lemon. He has since moved into a few General Management positions within the Manufacturing and Trading Industries and has managed budgets up to $35 million dollars.

Stig’s career has been multi-faceted, as demonstrated through his role as lecturer in Sports Marketing, Business Communication and Personal Selling at Macleay College in Sydney, as Senior Consultant in recruitment at Munro Select, Project Manager for an industry Skills Council, working with the resources and infrastructure sectors and Sales Manager for LMA-MTC Group. He has always focused around people and their development and has considerable expertise in performance management. This broad understanding of business and people in a global perspective is a real asset to Interock and its clients.

Stig currently holds the position of President of the Chatswood Chamber of Commerce, and is on the Board of the Norwegian Australian Chamber of Commerce.

Julie Burgess, Chamber and Company Secretary

Julie BurgessJulie Burgess
julie@chatswoodchamber.com.au
02 9415 2636

Carol Chen

Carol ChenDirector, ICAN Solutions
carol@i-can.com.au
www.i-can.com.au
0433 158 420

Carol Chen is co-founder and director of ICAN Solutions.

ICAN Solutions is an IT consulting & service company, specialised in customised CRM and Business Management Solution. The CRM solution is integrated with the website and all other management modules including e-commerce, e-marketing, membership management, event management, Jobs/projects management and other business management & reporting system. ICAN provides customised IT solution to the small to medium size businesses. ICAN has successfully delivered the customised CRM solution to many different vertical markets including not-for-profit organisations, financial services companies, legal services companies, manufacturing companies, dental clinics and laboratories, property services, retail and other services businesses, etc.

Carol has worked as an IT consultant and project manager for more than a decade. Before Carol founded ICAN Solutions, she had worked as a structural engineer for Sinclair Knight Merz and companies in China.

Carol holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Tongji University, China and a Master of Information Science from UNSW.

Edmund Chu

Associate Director, CO Partners Accountants and Advisors
edmund@copaa.com.au
www.copaa.com.au
0498 811 198

Edmund Chu is Associate Director of CO Partners Accountants and Advisors (COPAA).
COPAA is an integrated business advisory firm located in Chatswood providing practical accounting, tax and business advices to individuals and small and medium business. At CO Partners, you will find a more personal customer experience and a comprehensive solutions to your business.

Edmund has accrued more than 9 years of senior experience in accounting practice with profound expertise involvement in a great number of different industry sector. Previously he has also been taking an active role in the CPA Australia serving NSW members in the capacity of Chairperson of the Young Professional Committee.

Eric Hong

Eric Hong
Manager
eric@emilymax.com.au
www.emilymax.com.au/
02 8448 2005

Eric Hong is the founder of Emilymax Music, a music school based in Chatswood that has been promoting Music for the past 5 years. In his spare times, he practices litigation laws, runs a RTO (conveyancing laws) school and operates a sword fencing school. Eric drinks teas instead of coffees.

Steve Hui

Steve Hui
Steve Hui, Founder and CEO iFLYflat – The Points Whisperer
steve@iflyflat.com.au
www.iflyflat.com.au
02 9258 1115

Steve Hui is the Founder and Chief Executive of iFLYflat.

iFLYflat is Australia’s leading boutique points advisory company, helping hardworking business entrepreneurs and individuals use their rewards points wisely.

Steve structured a way to leverage the value of credit card points to fly business class at half price, and helps companies cut the cost of travel.

As an CPA Accountant, Steve is very comfortable with numbers and comes from a background in solving complex problems in senior finance and accounting roles in corporations including Macquarie Bank.

Since he quit his corporate job 4 years ago, Steve has carved out a niche as the recognised reward points expert.

His passion is to help people to enjoy flying again. To escape the struggles of flying in Economy, and enjoy the freedom of Business class.

Caxton Pang

Caxton Pang
Managing Director, Linton Advisory Group
caxton@linton.com.au
www.linton.com.au
02 9299 4520

Caring, competent and diligent are how my clients describe me. As a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) with over 18 years’ industry experience and being nominated by the CPA as one of the country’s Top 40 Young Business Leaders in 2013, I have a strong passion in implementing strategy to maximise values for SMEs and high net worth individuals.

I specialise in the Medical and Dental industries but also actively engages with clients in a broad range of industries including Marketing, Professional Consulting, Legal practices, Property Development and Government Agencies. My expertise from financial analysis enables me to pin point the key drivers of each business and the focus needed to improve business performance. My commitment to my client is not only to provide outstanding and proactive advice but also see me as a strategic business partner in their businesses growth and development.

Max Sing

Max Sing
Director, The Wealth Success
mark.sing@thewealthsuccess.com
www.thewealthsuccess.com/
02 9905 9480

Director at Wealth Success Financial Planning and I have more than thirteen years of experience in the Financial Services industry. I am dedicated to providing holistic financial planning services to all people. I’m focused on thoroughly understanding my clients’ financial goals and objectives in order to assist them in developing appropriate strategies to achieving their goals and objectives.

I was born and educated in South Africa, where I studied at the University of Pretoria. I hold an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning and a Self Managed Super Fund Diploma . I have been a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales, as well as a member of the AFA since 2002 .

I enjoy playing tennis, jogging and golf in my spare time. I also have an interest in community activities.

Warren Stevens

Warren Stevens
MD, Properties Realty
warren@mdproperties.com.au

Warren is proprietor and licensee of M D Properties Realty, Chatswood. He specialises in Real Estate on the Lower North Shore and City CBD since 2006.

Sales – Rentals – Auctions – Commercial – Investments

Warren has been licenced since 1976 , including being licenced as an Auctioneer until 1995. He prides himself on offering service to our clients above their expectations. His personal qualifications include…

Justice of the Peace
University of NSW graduate in Marketing and Business Studies
Qualified – Life and Business coach
AIM graduate
Previously he worked as General Manager at Sanyo ( Australia ) and LG Electronics ( Aust ) Pty Ltd.

Philip Williams, Honorary Auditor and Life Member

Philip Williams
Honorary Auditor & Life Member

Phil Williams Carbonara Business Advisors

pwc@p-w-c.com.au

Peter Benjafield, Honorary Solicitor & Life Member

Peter Benjafield

Honorary Solicitor & Life Member

Benjafield & Associates

benjafield@benlaw.com.au