BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Kevin McDonald

President
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Sarah Lisle

Immediate Past President
James Welch

James Welch

Vice President
Justin Bailey new

Justin Bailey

Treasurer
Keirin McCormack

Keirin McCormack

Director, Growth & Development
Bailey Bond

Bailey Bond

Director, Projects & Events
Lani Guerreiro

Lani Guerreiro

Director, International Relations

PORTFOLIOS

President

The President is elected by financial members of JCI Illawarra at the annual AGM for a term of no more than one year. This role is responsible for overseeing the chapter’s successful operation throughout the year.

Immediate Past President

Upon the conclusion of each President’s term, they have the opportunity to continue their involvement with the chapter’s board as Immediate Past President, assisting their successor in understanding how to drive the chapter.

Vice President

The purpose of this position is to assist JCI Illawarra Local President in maintaining a professional, strategic and developing chapter. The Vice President focuses on improving procedures and structures in partnership with the President and other Directors.

Treasurer

The role of Treasurer is an important one within a Board of Directors, as no program that involves finances can be successful without the leadership of a competent Treasurer.

Executive Officer

The Executive Officer is responsible for the organisation’s corporate governance, administering the monthly board meetings as well as playing a key role in the processing of memberships.

Growth & Development

This portfolio is charged with building and maintaining relationships both internal and external to the organisation. This Director is required to ensure that as an organisation we continue to provide services and events that are valued and meet our member’s needs.

Projects & Events

JCI Illawarra has built a strong reputation on the back of its events and community projects. This portfolio is responsible for organising and managing the events of JCI Illawarra throughout the year.

International Relations

The primary responsibility of this portfolio is to establish and facilitate a meaningful partnership with JCI Illawarra twinned Chapter through regular communications, project collaborations and visits.

Marketing & Communications

This portfolio provides the voice of the organisation. It is responsible for facilitating communication between the chapter and its internal and external stakeholders.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BOARD

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Kevin McDonald
President

Kevin has grown up in the Illawarra, graduating from UOW in 2010 with a BComm (Fin/Econ) and works as a Financial Adviser at Finance Control where he achieved the Certified Financial Planner designation in 2015. Kevin joined JCI Illawarra in 2015 with a desire to help build a community of other driven, young professionals to help one another create a positive impact through ongoing professional development and ongoing activity in our local community. He is seeking to build on his experience as 2016 Vice President in order to deliver value to members, partners and supporters of JCII. His long term goals are to facilitate equality and sustainability on both a local and global scale by bringing people together.

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Sarah Lisle
Immediate Past President

Sarah Lisle spring boards into 2017 in the role of Immediate Past President (IPP) with focus to continue the reinvigorated foundation of success in JCI Illawarra (JCII) 2016. Sarah’s day job is at the University of Wollongong. Her current role in Community Engagement within the Advancement Division; where she is responsible for key strategic programs, utilising her extensive skills in stakeholder management, connecting communities and project management. Sarah has worked in the not-for-profit sector in both the UK and Australia for over 15 years. With a business head and compassionate heartSarah strives to ensure clear communication, striking harmony in the workplace and developing business opportunities. Along with leading the awarding JCI Illawarra chapter in 2016, Sarah graduated her Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) through UOW’s Sydney Business School in December 2016.

James Welch
Vice President

James is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation – Insolvency. James leads the dispute resolution team at Access law Group. James graduated in law with first class honours from the University of Wollongong in 2008, and lives locally with his wife and two boys. He is passionate about assisting people and businesses to resolve their legal issues as quickly and cheaply as possible, and training and mentoring his team to achieve the highest standards.

James has been involved in JCI Illawarra since 2014, and has assisted to develop and run various JCI Illawarra Events. James also acts in a variety of pro bono matters, and Access Law Group is heavily involved in the local community, including sponsorships of local organisations and charities. James is a past director, and the current vice-president of JCI Illawarra, and is committed to developing the chapter further in 2017.

Justin Bailey
Treasuer

Justin Bailey is the Branch Principal and a Wealth Manager at Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management Wollongong. Previous to this position Justin has had senior roles in retail and wholesale operations in Australia and abroad. Justin has completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA), holds a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management and an Advance Diploma of Financial Planning. Justin is currently undertaking a Certified Financial Planner Certification.

Keirin McCormack
Director, Growth & Development

Keirin McCormack (BA Communication (Social Inquiry) is a Higher Education Professional and IAP2 certified engagement practitioner with over ten years’ experience building and delivering equity and engagement programs in higher education and member based organisations. Keirin currently works at the University of Wollongong with the Outreach and Pathways team. Keirinhas a passion for advocacy and building the aspirations and inclusion of all community members in the transformative potential of education. With a personal interest in rural and regional capacity building, industry engagement and social inclusion, Keirin enjoys working with the community towards tangible local solutions. Keirin is currently completing her Juris Doctor postgraduate legal qualification.

Bailey Bond
Director, Projects & Events

A highly motivated, organised and passionate young professional currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Management with a Minor in Marketing at the University of Wollongong. I am currently a committee member for the Illawarra Cancer Carers generating upwards of $160,000 annually for cancer projects in the Illawarra. As an Officer of Community Projects and Events for JCI Illawarra I have been talked with enhancing the experiences of young individuals interested in the local Illawarra business community. With extensive practical experience in managing teams of volunteers and developing training strategies and delivery I am a highly motivated and passionate individual striving to giving back to the local Illawarra community.

Lani Guerreiro
Director, International Relations

Having completed her Mechanical Engineering Degree while undertaking BlueScope’s 6-year Cadetship program, Lani graduated from UOW with honours in 2016. She now works as a Graduate Engineer in BlueScope’s Slabmaking Department.  In her free time Lani enjoys driving her car at the racetrack and occasionally works as a Driving Instructor at Drift School Australia. Alongside motorsports, Lani also has a passion for travel and experiencing different cultures. In 2016 she joined JCII with the aim of assisting her local chapter in reaching out to international JCI chapters in order to create meaningful, sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships.

Interested in joining the JCI Illawarra board?
Opportunities exist for directorships and assistant officer roles.