Launceston Chamber of Commerce has announced two new members to its board.
Launceston entrepreneur and restaurant owner Bianca Welsh and soon-to-be former Meander Valley mayor Craig Perkins have been given a seat at the table.
Current chamber president Tim Holder was re-elected, as was vice president Bede Cliffton. A record number of 11 candidates applied for the four three-year positions, Mr Holder said.
“To attract 11 candidates for four positions is clear indication of the growing influence of the Launceston Chamber,” he said.
“It is extremely pleasing to see a field of young and entrepreneurial business people seeking election to the board. It is also gratifying to see another highly-qualified woman elected to the board, taking the number to five out of the 12 directors.”
Mr Holder said the board was looking forward to continuing to “positively influence” Launceston’s direction in 2019.
Board members Richard Ireland and Tim Lack did not re-elect for the board. Mr Ireland was on the board for 12 years and Mr Lack was involved for six.
It is extremely pleasing to see a field of young and entrepreneurial business people seeking election to the board.Tim Holder