Members of the Board

Serving for the benefit of our business community

The Board members of the Chamber of Commerce would always like to hear from you, feel free to discuss your business needs with any of us or ask how you can be part of our business and community ecosystem.

The 2023 Board

Bellingen Chamber of Commerce is an incorporated professional association run by a volunteer board of up to 

Libby Park

Libby and her husband Jamie own the Bellingen Kitchen Shop.
They value the opportunity their business has given them to be part of the Bellingen community.
Libby strongly believes that by collaborating, the business community across Bellingen Shire can support the development of a strong local economy that in turn benefits the whole community. She has been president of the Bellingen Chamber of Commerce since 2017.

Paul Harper

Vice President
Paul is the owner and general manager of Cedar Bar, a restaurant, function and wedding venue in the heart of Bellingen. Paul has been a member of the board of Bellingen Chamber of Commerce for 7 years.

Arne Hansen

Arne joined the chamber board shortly after moving to the area in 2015 and has been treasurer since 2019. Arne runs an energy and sustainability consulting business (Buildings Evolved) and has also previously run a shared office space in town. Culture and people is what drew Arne to the area, and what keeps him firmly here.

Jenny Farrow

Jenny has lived and experienced life in tropical islands and along the east coast of Australia from Sydney to Townsville. She admits to being a stickler for order and has worked corporate accounts and bookkeeping in the aviation and food industries for many years. She is now settled in the Bellinger Valley, loves growing her own produce and running her own bookkeeping business. Her passion for order and neatness helping those who find making things add up a real chore.

Frank Perez

Frank and his wife Brigitte own an American Investment Advisory firm that actively invests in private and publicly traded companies and we have made Bellingen our home. We are passionate about helping others and we see the Chamber playing a vital role in facilitating a vibrant business ecosystem for our community.

Sean Page

I am a chef by trade and have a huge passion for food culture. After representing my state and country at culinary competitions around the world I decided to join ventures in places such as Sydney, Melbourne and Portugal and have now found my new home in Bellingen where the local culinary experience could not be more exciting. I am the owner of a stylish modern cafe in the heart of Bellingen called ‘H&S Granola and Espresso Bar’ which focuses on specialty coffee and local produce. I joined the Bellingen Chamber of Commerce to become a valued member of the community and to help provide other small businesses with the resources they need to grow and prosper. I can see great things for the future of the Bellingen shire community and its small businesses.

Megs Ferrier

Megs Ferrier is the Creative Director of State Of Embrace the label. Megs has been in the fashion industry for over 30 years. “We’re a contemporary brand fusing sustainable fashion & modern femininity”.

Ed Woodley

Ed Woodley is the current owner of the Black Bear Cafe in Bello.
After graduating with a business and economics degree from Cardiff University, Ed worked for GSK & Dr Oetker, before starting his own business in the storage and logistics sector in the UK. Consulting for small businesses and specializing in the early growth phase has given him a varied exposure to SME’s in the UK and Australia.
Purchasing the Black Bear enabled Ed and his new family to move to the area, live near family and help integrate into the local community. Always happy to discuss business opportunities, especially on the golf course or over a cup of delicious coffee.

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