Committee

Our Team

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Chaz Prezident

President

Chaz is an Associate Partner of Cambio Group, who works closely with entrepreneurs and business startups aiming for fast growth. He also works with those who require a higher level of financial expertise and commercial acumen than that normally provided by an accountant or business advisor.   Chaz has a passion for helping small and medium size businesses maximise their potential and value, through his proactive approach to management accounting, budgeting and corporate governance.

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Eva Gordon

Vice President

With a diverse event management and marketing background, Eva leads business growth at Staging Connections as their Business Development Manager for South East QLD. She drives market research and develops sales strategies for the international brand. Eva brings her knowledge to other companies around Australia working with them to achieve their market presence. She attended Griffith University on the Gold Coast where she graduated with a Bachelor of Business. She is excited to be part of the new generation of business leaders driving innovation and opportunities in this thriving city.

GCJCC Star Memberships Director

Star Gold

Membership Director

Star practices in commercial litigation at Rose Litigation Lawyers and assists individuals and small to medium businesses to resolve their disputes in the most commercial way possible. Star graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with honours from Bond University. Growing up on the Gold Coast, Star wants to see local businesses thrive and the city continue to grow economically. Being the Memberships Director for GCJCC, Star is the first point of contact for all members and is here to help current and new members interact with the Chamber.

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Julian Barclay

Secretary

Julian practices in Corporate Law focusing on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, IPOs, ASX matters, private equity transactions and general corporate and compliance work.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with 1st class honours from the Griffith University Law School and also holds a Bachelor of International Business. Since joining the firm, Julian has been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and Qld in 2013 and is a solicitor of the High Court of Australia.
Julian has a broad knowledge of corporate law and joins GCJCC to contribute his insight & experience.

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Alec Pokarier

Treasurer

After a number of years working in the tourism industry and for some of the largest employers on the Gold Coast, Alec currently works for the Hon Steven Ciobo MP – Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. In addition, Alec studies Tourism Management and Public Policy & Politics at Griffith University. Raised on the Gold Coast, Alec knows firsthand the benefits of being brought up here and the growing opportunities for young people in our city. He is excited to contribute towards the shaping of our home and is a strong believer in the capability of younger generations.

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Kyle Shapland

Policy Director

Kyle is a political strategist and communications professional having worked in Local Government and a Ministerial office in the last State Government. He is passionate about the Gold Coast’s economic potential and believes no where else in the country possesses that Gold Coast ‘Have a Go’ spirit. He has authored contributions for publications including The Spectator and the Institute of Public Affairs Generation Liberty. Kyle wants to know what policy and advocacy areas you are most passionate about, in order to help influence our elected officials so that younger generations benefit from our city long term.

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Sofie Pringle

Community Engagement

Sofie is a graduate architect with experience in residential, commercial, retail and industrial developments. Sofie works with clients in Australia and more recently PNG, and operates her own architectural drafting & contracting business which focuses on small scale projects.  She was a national finalist in 2015 for Miss World Australia, where she developed the passion for community engagement and initiating change at a local level. Sofie has a passion for helping people live happier lives through design and the built environment, and offering design solutions to local and global issues.

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Klara Vida

Communications Director

Klara specialises in communications and conveying valuable information tailored to markets, strategically placed in news and industry publications.  She has experience across a range of industries including events, B2B, health, banking and finance where she’s secured media coverage, created content for a range of print and digital platforms, edited and curated magazines and executed communication strategies to achieve the vision of the companies she’s worked in.