Phil has called Dalby his hometown for his entire life. As the owner of Andersens Flooring, a local business, he has been deeply involved in the community for years. Phil has served on the franchise advisory council within the Andersens group for the last 5 years, which has given him a platform to contribute to the growth and success of the business.
Phil's connection to the local chamber runs deep. He has witnessed firsthand the positive impact it can have on Dalby. Phil's family history with the chamber has underscored for him the immense benefits it brings to the community, driving him to actively participate in its endeavours. Phil takes pride in giving back to Dalby and helping local businesses thrive.
Believing firmly in the power of shopping locally, Phil wishes to work to bolster Dalby's own enterprises and industries as a means of strengthening the town as a whole. In his personal life, Phil finds balance and rejuvenation through time spent outdoors enjoying hobbies like fishing, golfing, and football.
Nick Rogers, Vice President
Nick is the founder and director of Thrive Media Solutions, a family run digital marketing agency. With over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry, Nick has a proven track record of success in operations management, sales, marketing, and business development. He has expertise in negotiation, business planning, customer service, dealership standards, internal audit, and sales.
Nick's entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping businesses thrive through digital solutions led him to start Thrive Media Solutions. Under Nick's leadership, the agency has experienced steady growth and an expanding client base. Nick's focus is on building long-term client partnerships by delivering results-driven and transparent digital marketing strategies that help businesses reach their fullest potential.
Craig Tunley, Treasurer
As the founder of Kookaburra Business Group, Craig is passionate about adding value – to people, businesses and places. He has spent the last 20 years of his career crafting economic environments that facilitate economic growth. Craig looked at rural and regional economies from different perspectives and used his skills in data analysis, marketing, facilitation and business principles to inform actions supporting active communities.
It wasn’t enough and after some self-reflection and leadership training, Craig is now on a different path – a path which he calls business first economic development. Craig has long questioned what the economic impact would be in a community if every business employed one more person. According to Craig, the answer, "it would be massive!"
Stephanie Dillon, Secretary
Steph, the proud Owner/Operator of K Bun Carriages, embodies the spirit of our small local tourism business. Hailing from Clermont in Central Queensland, Steph's roots run deep in the agricultural sector, boasting over 15 years of hands-on experience, primarily within the beef industry. With an equal passion for horsemanship, Steph has been driving horses for just as long, infusing every carriage ride with expertise and grace.
For the past decade, Steph and the K Bun Carriages team have embraced the Western Downs as home, falling in love with the vibrant community and diverse business landscape of Dalby. It's here amidst the rolling plains and warm hospitality that K Bun Carriages has flourished, offering unforgettable experiences that showcase the heart and soul of Queensland's countryside.
Leah Rook, Board Member
In 2019, Leah started Dalby Driving School, which has expanded into Dalby Training Centre where they combine businesses to deliver "Nationally Recognized Training." This includes high-risk work licenses, emergency response training, legislative compliance training for the agriculture, gas, mining, civil construction, education sectors.
Leah married into a local farming family that has been in the Darling Downs Farming community for over 40 years. She prides herself on her dedication and love for the Dalby community. Leah volunteers with various organisations in the community, including the PCYC BTC Program, Drought Angels, and the Rural Fire Brigade.
When there is time to spare, you’ll find her with her family, keeping up with her children's school and extracurricular activities!
Misty Henkel, Board Member
Misty Henkel lives in Chinchilla and is a sales trainer whose low-cost sales programs help hundreds of people every year increase their sales and make more money.
Misty has written two sales books and speaks to online business groups each week on the topics of overcoming sales anxiety, leadership and public speaking. She is well known all over the world for “making selling easier” and simplifying sales systems to close sales on any product or service.
Like Ryan Reynolds, Misty is easily found on Google.
Jemma Bailey, Board Member
Jemma Bailey joined the BMO Financial Solutions team at BMO at the beginning of 2013 as a Paraplanner. In 2021 Jemma was promoted to Associate in BMO Financial Solutions.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Jemma went to James Nash High School at Gympie, excelling in economics and statistics. She returned to Africa and gained valuable experience in the financial planning industry by undertaking an internship at Imara – a leading African Asset Management and Investment Banking company. She returned to Australia and graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Business Management in 2012. Jemma is excited about furthering her career within the financial services industry.
Outside of work, Jemma enjoys playing polo and spending time with husband James and her family.