Colin Jorgensen - Executive Manager
Experienced Chief Executive Officer that supervises and controls all strategic and business aspects of the company as well as the direction in creating a vision for success. Prudent manager and an inspiring leader with a business mindset and the ability to see the “big picture” in a variety of settings. Proven ability to lead and motivate subordinates to advance employee engagement develop a high performing managerial team, whilst developing high quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives as per board direction.
Mark South - General Manager
Mark has over 30 years’ experience with the Western Australian Government. Mark has worked for the State Government’s Small Business Development Corporation and was instrumental in the transformation of the 21-year old Small Business Centres Program into the new Business Local service, providing high quality business advisory services to small businesses across the State. He has successfully navigated the transition into the new outcomes focused service, ensuring that small businesses continue to receive free, quality and unbiased business advice no matter where they are located in Western Australia.
Mark has also worked within the Aboriginal business development environment, having strategic management of the Western Australian Aboriginal Business Directory.
Diploma in Accounting and Finance
Desiree Walsh - ECU Business and Innovation Centre Manager - Joondalup
Desiree has over twenty years’ management experience in community, social and economic development, economic and social mobility, working with the inherent capacities of local communities to grow economic and social capital. With a strong background in creating conducive working places that reward innovation, creativity and vitality. Her expertise includes activities of business, government, not for profit organisations and social enterprises ensuring value laden and efficient systems are in place.
Desiree is highly experienced in strategic direction, business planning, organisational business measures and activities, capacity building, operational management, program development, sustainable partnerships, regulatory frameworks, policies and procedures, corporate governance, social/economic responsibility and sustainable growth.
Desiree has spent many years as a human rights and social justice. She is a published and award-winning writer. More importantly, she does have a very good sense of humour.
Qualifications and achievements
Post Graduate Certificate/Bachelor of Arts
Certifications in Business and Accounting
Career Development Certification
Counselling and Mediation Qualifications
Australian Directors Certification
Tendai Ronald Muchemwa - Incubator Manager - Gosnells
Always perky and ever smiling, Tendai is our Gosnells Incubator Manager who believes that numbers and economics make the best business decisions. In addition to managing the Gosnells Incubator, Tendai is responsible for Business Station’s data management and analytics.
A seasoned economist with international experience in both the public and private sectors, Tendai is a strong advocate of small business development programs. He is convinced that small businesses are the panacea for global economic growth hence deserve the best support possible.
In his spare time, Tendai enjoys watching cricket and learning about rough diamonds and other precious and semi-precious gemstones.
Master in International Hospitality Management (High distiction)
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in Economics (with distiction)
Certificate in Rough Diamond Evaluation – in pursuit of a hobby.
Business and Economic Modelling
Business and Data Analysis
Research and development
Project management and office administration
Event planning and coordination.
Tony Chadwick - ASBAS Regional Manager - NT & QLD
Tony oversees the operations of Business Stations National Partner Network – Northern Territory – Treeti Business Consulting and Queensland – RDA Brisbane. Tony is one of Australia’s leading authorities of digital transformation, innovation and the economic and collaborative benefits of new disruptive technology within the workforce. He is an experienced Chairman and Company Director and has also worked at senior executive level for private and publicly listed enterprises in Australia, India and the USA.
Tony’s responsibilities include:
- Program Manager ASBAS Queensland and the Northern Territory
- Managing partner and stakeholder relationships across Queensland and the Northern Territory
- Strategic Business Development and Business Partnership Management
- Identifying and leveraging opportunities associated with the ASBAS program across QLD and NT.
In his spare time Tony is a keen golfer (H’Cap 9) and is still playing ‘keys’ in an Old Time Rock n Roll band. Married to Jenni for 46 years, Tony’s extended family now includes four adult siblings, seven grandchildren and a beautiful great granddaughter.
Qualification and Achievements
Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Fellow Australian Institute of Management
Certified Google Small Business Specialist
Some of Tony’s previous roles include; Chairman of Logan Office of Economic Development, Chairman and co-founder of The Rype Group, National Director of Economic Development Australia and and QLD Government Assessor – Ignite Innovation Grants.
For 35 years Tony has remained a passionate digital economy activist and an agent of change – especially pioneering new technology trends – and leading teams towards radical supply chain or value channel re-engineering. He has been described as a maverick, with entrepreneurial qualities.
Chahak Garg - Accounts Assistant
Chahak oversees all the accounting and financial activities of Business Station. He is a Provisional Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
Chahak currently serves on the National Council of the Australian Speak Easy
Association (ASEA). He is also a Taskforce Member for the Positive Spin project of Fortuna Foundation. He is also a Member of Toastmasters.
Before joining Business Station, Chahak interned with various Government
organisations including Western Australia Members of Parliament and multiple not-for- profits.
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration – Murdoch University, WA
Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance) – Murdoch University, WA
Diploma of Business – Murdoch Institute of Technology, WA
- Chahak appeared as a guest on the Australian podcast, ‘Strong Voices – Overcoming Speaking Challenges’ – ‘Episode 23 – Aiming for the top! – with Chahak Garg’.
- The youngest National Council Member to be selected on the National Board of the Australian Speak Easy Association since its inception 45 years ago. He represents Western Australia.
- One of 25 students sponsored by Murdoch University to participate in a four-day Leadership Development Program held in Singapore.
- Selected by Murdoch University to participate in the 2017 Murdoch Students Emerging Leaders (MSEL) program. MSEL is a project-based leadership program.
- Was mentioned in the Western Australian Parliamentary speech on 18th May 2017 by Hon. Robin Chapple, MLC, Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region, WA, as being one of his great supporters.
- Selected by the Western Australian Parliamentary Education Office to participate in the 2016 Parliamentary Research Program.
- Awarded a Murdoch University Academic Excellence Award (MUAEA) with a
scholarship for his high academic achievements.
Agata Dharma - Business Advisory Manager
Agata Dharma is a traveller who believes the journey is as important as the destination. Success and Failure are virtual destinations.
Even though she identifies herself as a true blue Australian, she has also lived in Indonesia, America, Canada and UK throughout her life.
She’s got a big appetite for learning, having gained a Computer Science degree, International Business and Commerce degree, Prince2 and CIMA; and the journey is not going to stop there. Additionally, she was very fortunate to work internationally and was exposed to the diverse culture and corporate behaviour.
She has always been a champion of local and small businesses; she loves seeing the growth and celebrates success stories of everyone around her. Currently Agata is the Business Advisory Manager for Business Station, the Head of Australian Small Business Advisory Services for WA, QLD and NT jurisdiction, Commonwealth initiatives to highly subsidise small business owners in accessing digital solutions advisory services.
Next to her obsession for traveling, she is very active in community engagement, a big sporty girl (play and spectate), loves anything live performance and cinematic experience, however most of all, her biggest passion is FOOD. She is always happy to discuss, to explore and to share culinary experience to the like-minded individuals.
Rachel Burt - Reception - Joondalup
Rachel is our dynamic receptionist at ECUBIC (Edith Cowan University Business Incubation Centre) in Joondalup. Rachel is responsible for:
- ECUBIC room bookAll Teamings
- Client communication
- Incubator support
In her spare time Rachel loves going to the gym and baking, as long as it is something sweet.
Qualifications and achievements
Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Tenant and Client Liaison
Kasey-Lee Turtur - Administrative Assistant
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