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The Board and Team

The Board

Donald Luscombe AFSM FCA
Don is a practising Chartered Accountant with 40 years’ experience in public accounting. He is currently the Chair of Blue Mountains Disability Services Limited, a Director and Treasurer of Biznet, a Director of Coffee 4 kids Foundation, a Director of the Rural Fire Fighters Foundation and a past President of the NSW Rural Fire Service Association.
Don has broad experience in advising business as well as a depth of experience as a board member and Chair.

Michael Brischetto 
(Deputy Chairman)
Michael is the co-owner and licensee of the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba.
Michael has an extensive background in property and real estate.
He is a former Director of the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon
Tourism Organisation and former President of the Winter Magic Festival.

Rosemary Dillon 
CEO, Blue Mountains City Council.

Mick Fell
Councillor, Blue Mountains City Council.

Anthea Hammon
Anthea Hammon is the Managing Director of Scenic World in Katoomba. Anthea has a background in mechanical engineering, and over 10 years’ experience in leading the most visited, privately owned attraction in Australia. She is also a director of the Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association and the Chair of the committee that develops Australian Standards for Amusement Rides.

Wayne Moloney
Wayne has over 40 years’ experience in business management and consulting in Australia, Asia and Europe across a wide range of industries.  His skill for strategy and business development has allowed him to assist businesses, both as an employed manager/director and consultant, grow and develop. Based in Winmalee in the Blue Mountains,  he has worked for the past 12 years as an independent business consultant assisting businesses define and reach their business goals. This has included mentoring local business owners and corporate executives, assisting MNCs define their strategic direction, and training sales teams on methodologies that ensure business growth and the delivery of true value to their clients. Wayne joined the BMEE Board of Directors in November 2017.

Grant Young
Grant is a Katoomba-based entrepreneur and consultant.  Through his consulting practice, Zumio, Grant applies his background in strategic design, sustainability, social network engagement and web application development to support for-purpose organisations in achieving their goals.  He has a particular passion for projects that connect the digital and physical environment to encourage smarter consumption.  Prior to launching Zumio, Grant led the IDX Initiative, a partnership between the Telstra Foundation and the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, to design and deliver “digital making” learning experiences, a digital entrepreneurship incubator, and an innovation and workshopping space.

Kate Gunn
Kate is a Springwood local with 20 years’ experience as a company director . She is a Co-Founder and Director of Balance! Healthcare Pty Ltd and is currently the CEO. Previously the President and Chair of the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) Kate is currently a Director of Larkfield Pty Ltd and a fellow of the AICD. Kate joined the BMEE Board of Directors in November 2018

The Team

Bernard Fehon OAM
(Chief Executive Officer)

Before joining BMEE,  Bernie was CEO of Fehon Strategy and Design, an innovative management consultancy.   For more than a decade, he operated his Financial Planning practice, Tactical Solutions, then in 2014 merged this practice with Invest Blue.  Bernie joined AMP in  2000 after a successful career in manufacturing and design. With qualifications in mechanical engineering, industrial design and financial planning, Bernie has a broad range of skills and experience and brings a design-thinking approach to strategy development.

Bernie conceived the The Vinnies CEO Sleepout idea in February 2006, holding a small team event in June 2006.  Bernie has worked with the St Vincent de Paul Society to develop the event nationally, raising over $30 million since its inception.  The event has been emulated in several countries with Bernie now leading the CEO Sleepout Global Alliance, encouraging the concept’s growth around the world.  Through this alliance, Bernie is developing an international network of CEOs who care.

Ann Niddrie 
(Creative Industries Cluster Manager)

Ann Niddrie is the Creative Industries Cluster Manager at Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE). Ann has more than 13 years’ creative industries experience, and has a great reputation in the Blue Mountains community. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, and as the Cluster Manager Ann facilitates new creative business partnerships and productions, help new businesses establish themselves and existing businesses flourish.

“I’m excited to bring all of my experience to contribute to the Blue Mountains community and the local creative industries.”

Wendy Sawkins
(Administration / Project Coordinator)


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