Meet our team

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Gavin Daniell

Gavin Daniell, owner of Victor Harbor's McDonald's since 2001 and Aldinga Beach Restaurant since 2010, has created jobs and served on various boards. His community involvement extends to sports clubs and charities, leaving a lasting impact even after the recent sale of his McDonald's business. Gavin's dedication, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit continue to benefit Victor Harbor.

Kirsten Pitman

Co-Deputy Chair
Kirsten Pitman is a highly accomplished businesswoman known for her significant impact on her local community and the hospitality industry. As Deputy Chairperson of Business Victor Harbor since 2020, she brings valuable insights to drive the organization's success. Alongside her husband Simon, Kirsten owns two acclaimed restaurants, Nino's and Loco's, catering to over 18,000 customers annually and enriching Fleurieu's culinary scene.

Steve Little

Co-Deputy Chair
Steve Little, a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader, has significantly impacted the business world, starting from his nine-year service in the Australian Military to his current role as a board member at Business Victor Harbor (BVH). Known for his leadership and commitment to community development, Steve has successfully owned and managed multiple businesses, including TREND Fitness, which has gained national acclaim. His expertise extends to health, safety, and community services, as seen in his role as HSEC Manager at Linfox Transport. Steve's dedication to fostering wellbeing and nurturing future business leaders is also highlighted through his work as a professional business and leadership coach. His passion for excellence and vision for positive change are consistently evident across his multifaceted career, making him a respected figure in various industries.

Mark McLaren

Mark, a lifelong Fleurieu Peninsula resident, brings 28+ years of accounting and management experience spanning various sectors. He's contributed extensively to local community groups, offering auditing services for over 27 years to the Great Southern Netball Association. Currently  working as Business Manager at Wilunga Charter as well as running a management consultancy business, Mark supports Fleurieu Peninsula businesses in primary production, services, and sports sectors.

Tim Donlan

Tim Donlan, principal of Donlan Lawyers, excels in estate and business succession planning, transitioning from the Royal Australian Air Force to co-owning a security and software development company. His community involvement, recognized expertise by The Tax Institute of Australia and Doyle's Guide, and inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Australia (2023) for Trusts & Estates in Adelaide, underline his exceptional achievements.

Stuart Riddell

Board Member
Meet Stuart Riddell, General Manager of G’day Group at McCracken Country Club. With a two-decade hospitality career, spanning global venues, Stuart's blend of hospitality and mathematical expertise sets him apart. His unwavering commitment to quality in guest experiences and team environments has earned industry recognition. As a valued board member, Stuart embodies Business Victor Harbor's values and expertise, contributing to our success.

Michael Schubert

Board Member
Meet Michael Schubert, an accomplished business leader and Chairman of Business Victor Harbor, known for his impressive career, innovative approach, and strong community engagement. With over 20 years in retail marketing and ownership of ShedEx Fleurieu, his commitment to growth and community impact shines through in his role as Chairman, where he guides the association to new heights while actively supporting local initiatives and charities.

Travis Bates

Board Member
Meet Travis Bates, a versatile professional at nbn Co and a valuable member of the Business Victor Harbor board. With diverse experience, including owning a successful manufacturing business and working at organizations like Rio Tinto and Yancoal, he brings a holistic perspective to business challenges. His qualifications in Sustainable Energy Management and Business Administration equip him with analytical skills to create actionable strategies, emphasizing collaboration for growth and prosperity.

Sang Dinh

Board Member
Sang Dinh, Business Victor Harbor's Treasurer, brings over 15 years of private banking expertise, acquired at institutions like Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Private Bank. His astute financial knowledge informs board decisions. Beyond the boardroom, Sang skillfully manages two thriving TerryWhite Chemmart Pharmacies, fostering local healthcare services and economic growth, showcasing his unwavering dedication to excellence in both professional and personal spheres.

Richard Foggo

Board Member
Meet Richard Foggo, a finance expert with 45+ years of experience rooted in Victor Harbor. Leveraging a vast lender network, he secures tailored solutions for personal, business, and farm lending. Beyond finance, he's a dedicated community leader in esteemed board positions, fostering positive change. As a regional manager overseeing 50 bank branches, his strategic insights shape local finance. Richard is also an authorized agent for term deposits, investments, and insurance, ensuring holistic financial guidance and peace of mind.

Babara Vermeulen

Board Member
Babara Vermeulen, born in South Africa with Dutch heritage, has a diverse background and currently serves as a board member at Business Victor Harbor (BVH). After a year in the UK where she met her husband, she moved to New Zealand, becoming a citizen and earning a Bachelor of Health Science and Optometry Honors degree. Babara's career began at OPSM, where she developed a passion for entrepreneurship. This led her to Specsavers, where she completed their business development course, Pathway, and soon managed her own store in Victor Harbor. Under her leadership, the store achieved significant growth and recognition for clinical practice in South Australia. A mother of two, Jacob and Sophia, Babara has been recognized for her business acumen, including a nomination for the AusMumPreneur award and winning the award for Clinical Performance and growth. Her involvement in optometry advisory groups and multiple awards for Best Clinical Practice in Australia highlight her commitment and success in her field.

Colin Shearing

Executive Officer
Colin Shearing, a fifth-generation South Australian family business owner and part-time Executive Officer at Business Victor Harbor, brings over 30 years of executive management, industry leadership, and advocacy experience. His qualifications include an MBA and diplomas in Retail Leadership and Training & Education Design & Development. With extensive connections spanning retail, hospitality, and motor trades, Colin's regional network knowledge supports local businesses effectively.

Ryan Smith

 Member Services Executive
A native of Adelaide and a local of Fleurieu, Ryan brings a wealth of experience in retail, brand management, business management, marketing, and product development to his new role. This combined with his deep connection to Victor Harbor, promises dynamic leadership and a fresh perspective.

In 2019, Ryan diversified his career, earning a Diploma in Event Management, a Cert II in Live Production, and receiving the Student Excellence Award in 2020. These achievements exemplify his commitment to lifelong learning and attest to his ability to transfer skills between industries.

As a fellow entrepreneur, Ryan understands the highs and lows of running a business. His empathetic approach, coupled with his recent experiences and insights, will be invaluable to our members. 

Contact us

Got something to say about the Victor Harbor and south coast business community? We’d love to hear it! 

Our team of volunteer board members and executive are all passionate local businesspeople, so your words will be in good hands. Just expect some delays as we work our way through every inquiry – thank you for being patient with us while we do this! 

Reach out by phone or email if you have any questions; no matter what they’re related to, feel free to get in touch today.


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