Kathleen Lewis - President

Kathleen is a local south-sider who grew up in the Mansfield area. She has two teenage girls and have been a sole parent for the last 14 years. 

ARK Financial Planning want to help you and your family achieve the lifestyle you want by doing the following:

- Ensuring you are financially secure
- Ensuring your family will not be financially traumatised if you suffered a disability or illness
- Help to build wealth over the long term
- Ensuring that your hard earned assets are distributed to their intended recipients, if you were to pass away.

They concentrate on focusing on your desired reality.
They Listen. They take the time to understand your individual situation.
They work together to build a plan, and implement it for the future.

Contact Kathleen on 0448 275 371

Geoff Webster - Secretary

Geoff has been teaching within the Adult and Vocational Education system at TAFE in Business, Management and Marketing since 1998. Prior to that, all of his early working life was spent in private industry.

Geoff’s professional experience includes over 15 years in the building industry, 4 years in the medical and scientific field and over 10 years as a Marketing and Management Consultant. He also was a business owner in the manufacturing sector for over 3 years. Other industries that he also has experience in include sports facility marketing, property and hospitality. His level of involvement within these areas varied from sales and marketing, office administration, staff supervision, project management, training, business management and consulting.

Geoff has been a member of the Southside Chamber of Commerce since 1992 and on the Executive Committee from 2006. From 2008-2010, Geoff was the SSCC representative at the Chamber Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) Regional Council. As well, he is an international business entrepreneur with overseas property investments. In 2013, he commenced a PHD in Marketing through the University of Southern Queensland.

Luana Storni - Treasurer

Luana Storni is employed as a Business Teacher with TAFE Queensland. Before teaching she has had extensive experience in administration in different industries such as Education, Hospitality, Banking and Insurance.


Alex Dunn - Social Media Officer

Alex is a freelance social media marketer, with three years of experience creating promotional content and three years writing articles for news organisations following a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism and Creative Media) from the University of Southern Queensland.

He joined the Chamber to help promote small businesses and build upon his prior skills. He has experience with various social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, MailChimp, and Linkedin. 

Mark Thomson - Committee Member

A resident of Mount Gravatt East for the past 12 years, Mark Thomson is the General Manager of Stellario Realty Group, an independent, boutique real estate agency with offices in Wishart and Mount Gravatt.  Mark is a Legal Practitioner, a qualified trainer, mediator and project manager, with a versatile management skill-set developed through leadership roles in the public, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.
A member of the Southside Chamber of Commerce since 2017, Mark champions the opportunities the Chamber provides for businesses to network and to have a voice, whilst providing access to subject matter experts and decision makers.  Mark is an active member of the local community and a volunteer with Mount Gravatt Meals on Wheels.

Priyanka Patel - Committee Member

Priyanka has been providing web design, SEO and Facebook Ads to small to medium businesses with an experience of 10+yrs in marketing. She has an objective to help businesses generate leads and enquiries online with marketing strategies that work.

Priyanka wants to help businesses with the ever-changing digital landscape that is posing a challenge in continuing to harness and implement the latest technologies and marketing strategies to increase web traffic, conversation rates, and business profits.

She has joined Chamber to help promote small businesses through the opportunities that Chamber provides through networking and also helping them with their business online.

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