2024 Executive Committee and Management



Jon qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK and moved to Perth in 1975. He has lived in the City of Kalamunda since 1984.

After working with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) for a number of years Jon became the first full time employee of Heytesbury Holdings, the private interests of the Holmes a Court Family and was managing director of Heytesbury for several years, seeing the acquisition and growth of operations on 3 continents.

After Heytesbury, Jon was an executive director of public company CTI Logistics Limited up until his retirement from that role in 2007. CTI is a company involved in a number of business service operations including transport, warehousing, security, and printing.

After 6 months of retirement Jon made the decision to focus on building business locally and operates a small business advisory company Now Business Mastery along with his business partner Dr Bob Cross and also an online business web development agency called fortunegreen.

Jon is chairman of Blue Arts Fly Inc, an organisation dedicated to providing a performance platform for musicians in the Hills. Jon is also a member of the Kalamunda Economic Development Advisory Committee

Jon has been a Chamber member for several years and is keen to see the Chamber continue to develop in a professional manner, providing relevant services to all Kalamunda businesses so that more businesses will find membership of the Chamber of benefit.


Kevin is the owner operator of Rothwood, which is located at the bottom of Lesmurdie Hill on Welshpool Road East.

Having emigrated to Perth from the UK in 2006 and undertaking a tree change if ever there was one by moving to the foothills from Claremont in 2013. Kevin has established himself in a place he can call home and wants to further enhance Community contacts and be a very small part in creating a bigger better City for everyone to live in.

All of Kevin’s 40 years experience in the building trade and as a serial property renovator, was needed after acquiring Rothwood. The former equestrian centre required lots of love and hard work turning it into a short term accommodation business and more recently as a unique garden wedding and reception venue. Having obtained WA Tourism Council approval and recognition as a Quality Tourism Business, things are just beginning for Rothwood.

Kevin has been a regular attendee and observer at Kalamunda Council briefing forums and OCM’S for several years now. He has been accepted onto various sub committees for Kalamunda Council including the upcoming Kalamunda Tourism Advisory Committee.

Back in June 2018 Kevin helped start up the Future Wattle Grove Association Group representing landowners in Wattle Grove South.

He has also been a member of the Kalamunda and Wattle Grove Rate payers Associations.

As a member of the Chamber’s committee Kevin is looking forward to working with new business’s within the City but especially those that are orientated around Tourism. Kevin quotes “These are very exciting times for Kalamunda and the hills.

Many believe we’re on the cusp of a new era of Tourism infrastructure in WA. It will be a challenge and a privilege to help lead the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce, who in turn can help small and bigger business tap into this undervalued market space


Stephanie has been an active member of the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce since 2011 and, since April 2014, has also been working behind the scenes as KCC’s bookkeeper. Stephanie has recently joined the committee in 2020 as Treasurer where she will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on Chamber finances. Her accounting background, along with knowledge of the chamber’s operations and financials will be a great asset to the organisation.

Stephanie also runs her own bookkeeping business – Imprest Business Services, which is based in Bickley. Imprest provides accounting, payroll, BAS lodgement services and MYOB consulting and integration support. Imprest also specialises in helping small business owners gain financial and operational insight into their businesses to better achieve their goals, streamline their processes, and get back in the drivers’ seat.

Stephanie believes strongly in the value of connecting with the local businesses community whilst continuing to learn and grow as business owners. She believes that Chamber provides the perfect forum for these opportunities and is keen to contribute to the successful delivery of these benefits to our members.


Steve has been and life member of the Chamber for many years

Steve is an executive director of Adult Teen Challenge, a not for profit organisation providing rehabilitation services, support and education to meet the needs of young people and families experiencing drug and alcohol related problems.


Lyn is the proprietor of Hainault Vineyard and Cellar Door in the heart of the Bickley Valley


After 35 years in practice and selling his Perth-based financial planning and advice business in 2020, Peter wanted to help the owners of other financial firms. That is why he has transitioned, so he can now focus on guiding and mentoring them through the complexity of estate planning processes and their own succession plan. He knows what they are going through.

Peter has always been an active community member who has established several instrumental community groups over the past 30 years. In 2005 Peter was elected President of the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce and he set about to establish a more professional administration and operational structure and introduced business sponsorships to the Kalamunda Chamber. He founded the Cygnet group as part of the KCC to encourage business owners to develop friendships and discuss common issues. In Peter’s last year as President in 2007 he established the inaugural Business Excellence Awards and Awards Presentation night. Peter remained President for three years when he stepped aside for Robert Bentley, however Peter has remained on the Chamber Committee ever since.

Throughout his years on the Chamber Committee he has dedicated his time to tackling a large range of issues such as; beautification of the Kalamunda CBD, entrance statements, signage, Crime prevention, underground power for CBD areas and Economic Development including Tourism promotion. Peter also helped establish a group called Kalamunda Zig Zag Railway Inc.

You can find out more about Peter here: www.benchmarkconsultants.com.au


Max is the CEO, partner and owner of Kalamunda Plumbing Plus, a local family run business which spans 3 generations.

Max brings a considerable sense of family heritage and pride to his company leadership position. He is a loyal, conscientious and hard-working individual who has a reputation for an ethical and high-quality work standard and a “never say die” attitude towards the inevitable setbacks experienced in life and business.

Over the years, Max has earned numerous professional designations, including the following:

  • Licensed Plumbing Contractor
  • Licensed Gasfitter
  • Accredited Waterwise Plumber
  • Certified for EnviroWest Sustainability in Plumbing
  • Licensed for Asbestos Handling & Disposal
  • He is passionate about his home town and the Hills, the iconic business he inherited, the plumbing industry in general and apprenticeship training in particular.

Some of his earliest responsibilities include project management of plumbing and drainage works associated with construction of Kalamunda’s original Coles Supermarket, as well as the major upgrade and redevelopment of Carmel Adventist College secondary school, Walliston Primary Upper–School addition, the unique (at the time) Chalet Rigi Restaurant in Piesse Brook, Sanitarium Bakehouse in Vic Park, and a major renovation of the historic Kalamunda Hotel.

As a result of Max’s perseverance and guidance over the past 20+ years, Kalamunda Plumbing has evolved into one of the most diverse maintenance plumbing businesses in the greater Perth Hills metropolitan area; certainly here in the North-Eastern and Hills region.

Max has served on the Executive Committee of the Chamber in prior years and we are proud to welcome him back.


Jasmin has is an award winning Chamber member who joined the committee in December 2022.

Jasmin is a beauty therapist and owner/director of local business Foothills Beauty established in 2018 and which has won and been a finalist in several award categories.

Jasmin is qualified beauty therapist, cosmetic tattoo & removal, advanced skin services, teeth whitening and is a qualified trainer and assessor amongst other things. Before moving back to the foothills in 2015 she ran and owned a salon in Carnarvon and trained in beauty under the royalties for regions program.

Jasmin is a wife and mother to 3 daughters ranging in ages from teen to young adults plus two delightful Labradors. She has worked in numerous industries, security and crowd control including training new and upcoming officers, hospitality, motorcycle shop and even at one point a taxi driver. 

Jasmin is an individual who is family orientated, driven to succeed and is ready to give back to the community. 


Founder, MD, designer, boiler maker, welder, head distillery at HHH Distill Pty Ltd, makers of copper stills and boutique gin

Hilton hails from Zimbabwe  and came to Australia in 2005. He qualified as a civil engineer at the University of Cape Town, specialized in wastewater treatment and later studied construction law both in South Africa and Australia. For the last 15 years of his corporate career Hilton was dealing with construction disputes.

From working in a professional career, Hilton’s diversion into spirits led to the fabrication of copper stills, the only person in Western Australia plying this craft. This meant acquiring new skills like TIG welding copper, forming copper sheet, designing and wiring power control boxes.

At the same time as making copper stills, Hilton was developing gin recipes and the first release on 16 September 2020 of Wax Lyrical was a major milestone. KLC (kaffir lime and cumquat) arrived on the scene on 8 December 2020.

In keeping with his ‘habitual overachiever’ moniker Hilton’s has also competed as an international squash player, represented Western Australia at archery, achieved a single figure golf handicap and briefly became a published wildlife photographer and photojournalist.

Other interests include photography, cycling, woodwork



As a local resident with a keen interest in community, Tania brings with her over 15 years of travel and tourism industry experience at a management level, as well as experience working across a broad range of disciplines including in Marketing, Events, Training and Business Improvement.

Additionally, Tania’s experience in Executive Account Management means she has worked with a huge array of businesses ranging from SME operations to large multi-national corporations toward achieving desirable business goals.

As a small business owner herself, she also understands the many joys and challenges business ownership can bring.

Tania is passionate about supporting local business and working with the Chambers many valuable members, sponsors and the wider community towards building a thriving business community in this beautiful place we are so lucky to call home.