With over 35 years accounting experience, David is a highly respected member of the BMO team and was appointed Associate Partner in July 2009, going on to become Partner in July 2013.
David started out with BMO in 1988 working his way to a senior accounting role and heading up the (former) Chinchilla office of BMO. In 1995, David went to work with a reputable accounting firm in Mackay. Almost nine years later, David made a lifestyle choice to move back to Dalby, and was eagerly welcomed back to BMO in 2004.
Having grown up on a cattle, grain and dairy property, David is well connected to both rural and business clients and enjoys the challenge of working through technical accounting and taxation issues.
David’s passion for helping businesses develop and prosper sees him actively involved in the community as an advocate for supporting local business and developing the local economy. He is currently President of the Dalby Chamber of Commerce & Industry, a volunteer role where his expertise and commitment contribute positively to the business of the Chamber.
When not at work, David enjoys gardening and spending time with his wife Kathryn and their three daughters. He is actively involved in his local church and likes to keep fit cycling and playing tennis.
Gavin Bradford, Vice President
Gavin is a qualified fuel injection specialist with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has a passion for his trade and a strong loyalty for his company.
His first ever job was an apprentice fuel injection specialist with Diesel Care (previously a business unit of Cramer Engineering in 1985. Gavin has remained with the company and moved up through the ranks to his current position of Director and shareholder.
A strong drive to succeed saw Gavin awarded Australian Apprentice of the Year in 1990. He has continued to achieve with qualifications
Nolan Keen, Treasurer
Nolan is the Managing Director of Conveyor Belt Company, a growing business with branches in SE Queensland's Darling Downs and in the Capricorn Coast of Central Queensland. They service all surrounding regions for hot and cold splicing/ vulcanising, pulley lagging, bucket elevator belt replacements, idler changing and scraper maintenance.
He is also the Managing Director of Dalby General Steel, a stockist of the regions biggest range of power tools, building supplies and of course steel.
Vicki Payne, Secretary
Vicki is the founder of Hub Cowork, a local Dalby workplace created for business owners, individuals, and community groups so they can walk in with their laptop or the like and start working immediately, thus, eliminating the costs of setting up a permanent office.
Vicki saw a need in Dalby for a personalised business solution and have created a facility with flexible office spaces with the added availability of a virtual office for mail and deliveries.
As new trends in workplace arrangements emerge, many individuals working from home are missing the camaraderie of collaborating with others or just need some time out of the house. There is also the added advantage of networking and the opportunity to meet with clients in a professional setting. Hub Cowork is the solution.
Many Dalby residents will Vicki, but if you are new to the area, Vicki and her family have been in the Dalby area for generations, there is even a street named after her family, Hedge Road.
Vicki is a local girl at heart, growing up in Dalby. She attended both Dalby State School and Dalby State High School. Her family owns businesses in Dalby, and she's passionate about the local economy and the advantages of shopping and supporting local.
Craig Tunley, Board Member
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!"