Gary Cattran – President
Gary is a marketing and economic development consultant with 25 years professional experience including Corporate Finance with Potter Warburg, State Manager of US firm Knight Ridder and Manager Economic Development at City of Yarra. He is a passionate advocate for main streets and believes a willingness to embrace emerging retail trends are a key to future success
Bruce White – Vice President
Bruce has 30 years professional experience in retail operations and knows what makes small business tick. Bruce was the inaugural President of the Sunshine Business Association and is actively involved in a range of activation programs including the Sunshine Short Film Festival.
Sarah Poole Committee MemberSarah has an extensive background in arts, cultural and economic development. Sarah developed the award winning Active Spaces program with the City of Darebin and more recently the ‘Stolen Generations’ marker for Darebin. Sarah has recently established Thriving Places working with stakeholders to activate and retain vibrant main streets and communities. Sarah plays the ukulele in two groups and sings in the Prana Mob choir.
Nicole Maslin Executive Officer – Part timeNicole has worked in local government in a variety of roles, including the past 20 years with Banyule City Council. In addition to being part of the Economic Development team at Banyule Nicole runs her own consultancy business, is a partner in a Bakers Delight franchise with her husband and provides part time Executive Officer support for Mainstreet Australia.
Jann Skinner – Committee MemberJann works for Hume City Council in the area of retail and home based business. Prior to this, Jann worked in retail for 25 years, including owning and operating retail businesses in Carmel and Los Angeles, California.
Wendy Dinning – Treasurer