About Us

Sunshine Coast Business Council (SCBC) was formed in 2004 to be a leading advocate for business and industry in the region. Our role is to work cooperatively with industry and government to maximise regional economic growth through undertaking fact based research, initiating thought leadership and discussion around economic growth, employment, investment and business reform. Our research reflects our strong emphasis on building and maintaining a sustainable and diversified economic base by providing the facts to lead and contribute to discussion and debate regarding the vision and future of our regional economy. Our aim is for the Sunshine Coast to be a top 5 performing region in Australia and a top 3 performing region within Queensland by 2020 with a workforce of 250,000 people. To achieve this, the Sunshine Coast Council as well as the business community will need to be bold in its approach, be competitive in terms of attracting investment and have the capabilities to identify and deliver on international and domestic opportunities. It will also need to be appropriately supported by State Government.

The Board

The SCBC’s Board is elected from our membership annually covering local industry groups and business leaders from a broad range of industry sectors and geographic areas of the Sunshine Coast.

Board Members

Sandy Zubrinich (Chair) : Director, Zubek Pty Ltd

Sandy Zubrinich (Chair)

Director, Zubek Pty Ltd

Hayden Rudd : Financial Manager NCP Bathrooms & Plumbing Centres

Hayden Rudd

Financial Manager NCP Bathrooms & Plumbing Centres

Tony Sowden (Secretary) : Tony Sowden Lawyer

Tony Sowden (Secretary)

Tony Sowden Lawyer

Peter Bolton-Hall : Director Paceline Propterty, BJM Funds Management Ltd

Peter Bolton-Hall

Director Paceline Propterty, BJM Funds Management Ltd

David Horne : ANZ District Executive Sunshine Coast Business Bank

David Horne

ANZ District Executive Sunshine Coast Business Bank

Don Maconachie : Director Vice Chancellor’s Office University of Sunshine Coast

Don Maconachie

Director Vice Chancellor’s Office University of Sunshine Coast

Gary McCulloch : General Manager Telstra Business Sunshine, Moreton and Central Coasts

Gary McCulloch

General Manager Telstra Business Sunshine, Moreton and Central Coasts

Ben Simpson : Regional Manager Stockland

Ben Simpson

Regional Manager Stockland

Tony Vickers : Director Midson Construction

Tony Vickers

Director Midson Construction

Since SCBC’s inception in 2004, the following individuals have held the position of Chair:

  • Ms Sandy Zubrinich (2012 – present)
  • Mr Jason Law (2010 – 2011)
  • Mr Maurie Hill (2010)
  • Mr Paul Pettigrew (2007 – 2009)
  • Mr John Prescott AC (2004 – 2007)

Our portfolio structure

The management of SCBC is separated under key portfolios.  Our board members work across portfolios and frequently involve other members in projects and discussions within the portfolios.  The current portfolios are:

Board, Secretariat, Finance and Administration

Communication & Marketing

Economic Advocacy

 Membership & Sponsorship

 

Our Constitution

Click here to view the Sunshine Coast Business Council’s Constitution.