P: (07) 4153 2333 E: [email protected] CNR Quay and Tantitha Streets Bundaberg QLD 4670 Map
 

Our Staff

Manager

Marcus McCormick

Marcus joined the BEC as Manager in June 2017 after having owned and operated a project management and consultancy business in South West Victoria. Through his business, Marcus serviced clients in the private, NFP and govt. sectors and provided contract services in project management, strategic and business planning, partnership brokerage and research and consultancy.  
Marcus has also worked in Industry development, project management and business development roles with peak industry bodies and NFP organisations across Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria.  
“I am passionate about rural and regional Australia and I understand the important role that small businesses play in building strong rural and regional economies and communities.  When small businesses are thriving, our regions, communities and families thrive to.  That is why it is great to be able to work with the team at Bundaberg BEC to support small business to grow and thrive. Owning and operating my own small business has positioned me well to understand the complexities of life in business as well as to recognise both the challenges that need to be navigated and the great opportunities that being in business presents”.
Qualifications
  • Diploma of Management
  • BSC. Env. Sci. (Integrated Catchment Management)
  • Gr. Dip App. Sci. (Ag. Studies)
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Conscious Governance Training
  • Governance for Not for Profit Organisations Training
  • Facilitation Skills Training
  • Partnering Essentials Training
  • Social Return on Investment Training
  • Writing for Government Training

Administrator

Kristy Callaghan

Kristy commenced with the Bundaberg BEC as a trainee receptionist in 2000 and in 2003 was promoted to Centre Administrator. Kristy has over 10 years administration and financial experience and has overseen the financial stability of the organisation since its relocation to its current location.

Kristy's qualifications include:

  • Certificate lll in Business (Office Administration)
  • Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping)

Business Advisor
(Rockhampton)

Vicki Leeson

I bought my first business when I was 20  and now have over 25 years experience as business owner, manager & coach.
Over this time I have started businesses from inception, bought run down businesses to build up to then on sell once they are thriving.
My experience includes 4.5 years in Cape York, a few years in Emerald and I am now looking forward to working with small business owners across Central Queensland, and being able to pass on my passion for small business.

Vicki's qualifications include:

  • Cert IV Business Management
  • Cert IV Assessor Trainer
  • Cert III Office Admin
  • JP Qualified

Coordinator / Business Advisor

Patrick Logue

Patrick has run a successful cut flower and vegetable farming operation in Africa, exporting to both Europe and Asia for 28 years.  Having immigrated to Australia in 2001 with his family, Patrick has been involved in the Horticultural Industry in various rolls for the past 12 years.  In Africa, Patrick worked as a consultant for International Trade Centre based in Geneva for a period of eight years, working with Financial institutions/Banks and private Companies in setting up Horticultural Export businesses in central and southern Africa.

Patrick's qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Agriculture
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment

Patrick has represented Australia in Over 60’s cricket.

 

Business Advisor
(Mackay)

Lindon Lawn

Lindon joins the Bundaberg BEC with a diverse career spanning large and small enterprises in technical, management, and HR roles across a wide range of industries, and government. Lindon is also the director of a successful investment company, and is enthusiastic about supporting other small business to growth and profitability.

Lindon’s qualifications and experience include:

  • Diploma of Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • 3D CAD and product development
  • Management systems
  • Process design
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Intellectual Property protection

Business Advisor
(Fraser Coast)

Craig Winter

Craig has owned more than a dozen small businesses in three states and has over 16 years’ experience as a Business & Marketing Consultant and provides business mentoring with a strong marketing component to small and medium enterprises on the Fraser and Sunshine Coasts. Craig also advises on startup strategies, market awareness and research, product development, business plans, leadership and decision making, through to product marketing /advertising, corporate/franchise compliance, government liaison and exit strategies for SMEs.

Craig's qualifications include;

  • Commerce/Marketing/Bus. Law

  • Dale Carnegie Management & Public Relations (Brisbane)

  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment

  • Cert III Implement & Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

  • Visioning Facilitation & Community Engagement

  • Certificate IV Property Services (licensed auctioneer & valuer)

  • Cert III Commercial Chef

For more information go to www.frasercoastsbs.org.au