Carolyn is an award-winning senior executive and accomplished Non-Executive Director. She has 30 years commercial experience with ASX listed and Not for Profit companies and family owned businesses. Her expertise spans multiple industries, including social housing and property management, community services, retail, wholesale, entertainment, hospitality, tourism and media. Her strengths are corporate governance, finance and risk management and corporate strategy. As Finance and Administration Manager for David Jones she controlled revenue in excess of $100 million p.a. for various department stores, along with managing operations, refurbishments and human resources for 500 employees. Since moving to Byron Bay she’s developed an interest in tourism and freelance writing and has held numerous Non- Executive Director positions. She’s currently Chair of Santos Organics, Vice Chair of North Coast Community Housing and President of North Byron Business Chamber. Her family have been regional retailers for over 100 years. Carolyn continues the retail legacy and owns fashion businesses in Ballina and Southport. Her qualifications include Master of Business Administration, Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership and Work Health and Safety Consultation. She believes in social justice, fostering diversity and empowering communities to live better lives.