Committee of Management
The Committee of Management are business leaders who offer their services in an honorary capacity.
Irving worked for 25 years in his family’s fashion business ‘Lanes’ and ‘Sportslane’ as a manager/buyer and subsequently general manager. The business was at one time the largest women’s fashion stores in Australia, and employed more than 100 staff. When the business which was started by Irving’s father and uncle closed in 2004, he took over managing a portfolio of commercial and residential properties. Irving has been a member of the TCFWA Committee since 2012, and is passionate about being able to assist many small fashion businesses
Carol Wallbank is currently proprietor of Create Enterprises which focuses on marketing, media, and business development for clients across a range of industries. Before running her own businesses, Carol worked in various financial services roles with IAG in Sydney and BankWest in Perth. Carol attained an MBA from Curtin University of Technology and also has a Graduate Certificate in Change Management from the University of NSW and a Diploma in Financial Markets
Shirley Lancaster is a registered tax agent and accountant with over 25 years’ experience. Shirley is the proprietor of Ascot Accounting and provides accounting and taxation services for small businesses and individuals through her practice. She is an inaugural member of Belmont Business and Professional Women (BPW), and had served on the board of a not for profit organisation in the health industry for nearly 10 years. She has also been a committee member on the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc. and Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. since 2006.Shirley has worked in industries such as retail, wholesale and insurance and completed a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University of Technology prior to working in the accounting and taxation fields.
Jules gained his legal experience practising in Johannesburg, in his native South Africa. Migrating to Perth in 2003 , Jules re-qualified as an Australian lawyer in 2004.
Charthill Legal, a company offering a wealth of experience based on over thirty yearslegal experience, in property and business sales transactions and assisting small business with general legal advice and agreements
Jules’ mantra for Charthill Legal is to provide relevant advice to clients on issues and outcomes based on sound practical advice and he derives immense pride and pleasure from helping people resolve legal matters, regardlessof their financial situation.
Hannah Beazley has worked across various industry sectors for over 20 years. She has been a policy advisor within government, primarily social policy, and speechwriter for two Labor Premiers – Dr Geoff Gallop and Mark McGowan. Hannah has worked in senior management roles in the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors. Hannah also owned, built and managed her own successful small business – a ‘bricks and clicks’ gift registry business, building the business to reach a turnover of over million per annum within three years. Hannah is also Chair of the governing committee of her youngest son’s community daycare centre. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Kates board experience began with Parents and Friends Committee duties during the school years of her two daughters and progressed to being on the National Board of Business and Professional Women Australia (BPWA) and the WA State Board (BPW WA) since 2005. Her career history includes working in recruitment specialising in the placement of the long term unemployed and people with disabilities after many years in education for special needs children. Now a successful retail investor assisting her daughter realise her business dreams in the fashion industry and currently working in her boutique whilst she is on maternity leave. Kate enjoys being one of BPW’s travelling ambassadors connecting women around the globe to learn and share the progress ad achievements of women.
Jasmyn is the Principal and Senior Debt Strategist for Active Debt Specialists, a debt solutions company providing debt negotiation and mediation services to small business and individuals. She has seventeen+ years of specialist experience facilitating agreements between debtors and creditors to avoid bankruptcy, keep assets and get everyone paid equitably. Real solutions. Jasmyn has also been on the National Board of Business & Professional Women Australia since 2001. Her passion is for small businesses owners to overcome setbacks and reach prosperity.