Committee

Our Team

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Chaz Prezident

President

Chaz is Founding Partner of Whitehouse Private Wealth, a leading boutique accounting firm on the Gold Coast. Chaz works closely with entrepreneurs and business startups and 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 sized 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

Proving that the GCJCC really does open the door to new opportunities, Eva joined Chaz’s team at Whitehouse Private Wealth in mid-2017. As Manager of the firm, Eva runs the day-to-day operations and business strategy. Eva became a passionate Gold Coaster as soon as she moved here to study at Griffith University. With years of experience in project and event management, 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.

Alec Pokarier Treasurer GCJCC

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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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.