2019-20

Board Members

The Chamber’s Board is made up of a number of voluntary members. Each Board member plays an important role which contributes to the successful running of the Chamber.

They are Chamber members themselves and as such represent the views of members in determining the strategic direction of the Chamber. Board meetings are held monthly.
The Board:

Meet Your Executive

President - Emmanuel Constantinou
Emmanuel Constantinou was born in Sydney and is the owner and proprietor of the highly successful and award winning printing business, Kwik Kopy Bondi Junction.

Emmanuel’s tenacity for business has created success in securing major accounts from Political Parties to major corporations and small businesses alike.
Vice President - Rebecca Veksler
Rebecca Veksler is the Founder of Sol Cups, With a background in the Health & Fitness industry, Business and a huge love for Psychology.

Rebecca took her passion for inspiring and empowering people, and her love for business to create a product that she truly believed in.
Treasurer - John Attard
John is currently the Secretary and Public Officer of the Chamber and he has been on the board since 2008 performing a variety of “behind the scenes” activities.

John ran an on-line business JJA Entertainment from 2004 to 2010. The business went from being a start-up to Platinum Powerseller on eBay within 12 months. The business maintained a 100% positive feedback record!
Secretary - Zoe Campbell
Zoe Campbell was born in Sydney and is the founder of Computer Coach Australia and Bondi Yoga Therapy.

Zoe’s career history is steeped in training, education, business technology and health industries – coaching and empathic mentoring to improve knowledge, skill development and motivation.

Meet Your Board

Bev Martin - Board Member
Bev is an accomplished business woman having founded and managed her own textile business for 20 years, she sold it successfully to a multinational.  

Since selling that company she commenced a consulting business and has assisted other textile businesses with her vast knowledge of the industry. Bondi born and bred she has focused on the local community serving a term on Waverley Council.  

Her voluntary work includes the management boards of Norman Andrews House, WAYS, Sydney Wyde Housing, SECC. Her son Brett attended Scots College and now lives in Yeoval, far west NSW.  She now considers herself a “farmer’s mother”.
Ian Shivers - Board Member
Ian Shivers founded Bondi Behaviourist, a dog training and behaviour company based here in Bondi but operating across Sydney and interstate, in April 2015. Having worked with, rescue organisations, the local community doing one on one consultations public workshops.

Ian is passionate about the welfare of dogs in the urban environment, their physical and mental health, relationships between dogs and their owners and believes that educating people on the needs of their dogs is the future of dog training.

He believes that with dogs being a huge part of our day to day lives, improving these aspects can have a huge impact on the overall health of individuals and the community as a whole.
Sarah Launt - Board Member
Sarah Launt was born and bred in Coogee & has moved a hop, skip and jump away and now resides in Bondi and has so for the past 13 years.  Sarah is extremely passionate about the events industry and there is nothing she loves more than planning a good party.  

Sarah originally started off her career in finance for Deloitte then found her calling working in some of Sydney’s best hatted fine dining restaurants such as Rockpool 1989, Spice Temple and Rockpool Bar and Grill.Sarah has now dug her toes in the sunny shores of Bondi Beach and heads up the events and marketing department at The Bucket List Bondi.
Yvette Deerness - Board Member
Yvette Deerness co-owns the jumping little community hub known as Badlambs Barbershop in Bondi Beach, with her partner Tony Mellis.

Yvette is also a lawyer, having spent over nineteen years as in house counsel for companies and not for profits both in London and Sydney, and recently establishing BondiSOLVE a small
consultancy providing in-house legal and general problem solving services.Being a business owner in Bondi and also a mum whose children attend local Bondi schools.

Yvette feels very connected to the heart and soul of Bondi and is a huge advocate for celebrating the diversity, vibrancy and colour that Bondi has to offer
Geraint Coles - Board Member
Originally from Wales, moved to Sydney 6 years ago and have been living in Bondi for the last 5 years. Career hospitality professional for more than 15 years and across three continents.

I settled in Bondi where I moved away from the front of house to look after the business side of my two venues – Panama House and Isabel, both in the Pacific Building. I also am the international Brand Ambassador for the Australian-owned Tequila company – Sesion - having worked with them for four years assisting in the development of their brand and profile both in Australia and the US.
Ian Dunwoodie - Board Member
Biography coming soon.
Ian Aldridge - Board Member
Biography coming soon.

Associate Members

Adrian Mason - Associate Member
Owner of Bondi Rumba, Adrian is passionate about helping local businesses and has been part of the Chamber of Commerce for the past four years.
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When not working you can find Adrian in the surf.

Sam Semke - Associate Member
Sam Semke has worked for NAB for over 8 years, before his current role as a Small Business Banking Specialist he worked for NAB Private.

Through his experience in Business Banking, Sam acknowledges the significant respect he has for Australian business owners as they help to fuel and drive our economy.  

Administration Staff

Amy Lynch - Operations Manager
Amy was born in London and has been living in Bondi for the past ten years. She is passionate about helping others and all things to do with the Bondi community.

She is the co-founder of Bondi Bandits, The Circus of Ideas and a lecturer of Business at UTS and KOI in Sydney.

In her spare time you can find her playing around in the ocean on her surfboard, at the gym or drinking wine. She loves live music and is a huge fan of travelling and exploring new places.