Our Team

Star (sml)

Star Gold


Star is a solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland who practices in dispute resolution and insolvency at Minter Ellison on the Gold Coast. Star assists individuals and international and Gold Coast 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 as a born and bred Gold Coaster, Star wants to see local businesses thrive and the City continue to grow economically. This is Star’s fourth year serving as a Committee Member of the Gold Coast Junior Chamber of Commerce. Star previously held the position of Memberships Director and has long been the first point of contact for all members and is here to help current and new members interact with the Chamber. Star previously served as Vice President and is now excited to continue to serve as the President of the GCJCC.

In her personal time, you’ll find Star at a local café enjoying a long black or making the most of the Gold Coast’s beaches!

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Brett Harron

Vice President

Brett is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Manager at SV Partners, Southport, a specialised accounting firm in the insolvency and turnaround industry. During his 5 years’ insolvency experience, Brett has been involved in a wide variety of personal and corporate insolvency appointments, including trading appointments in several industries, from agriculture to motor vehicle construction.

Since returning to the Gold Coast in 2017, the GCJCC has been Brett’s primary medium for establishing his network and connecting with like-minded professionals.

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Michael Cowan


Michael is an established Chartered Accountant at PKF Accountants and Business Advisors. Michael’s strengths are corporate accounting services, business advisory services and taxation. Michael has a wealth of experience with clients from a vast array of industries, and services clients of all sizes; from SMEs requiring advice in areas such as tax compliance and capital gains tax concessions, all the way to large global entities who require financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Michael has a great rapport with his clients, and with the Gold Coast Business community. Having spent his formative years growing up on the Gold Coast, Michael is proud to epitomise the coastal lifestyle and to be an active participant in the local business sector.

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Solange Schuba


Solange Schuba works full-time at Classic Holidays, where she provides administrative support to 11 resorts, 2 body corporates, 26 commercial properties, their managers, directors, and members, as well as facilitates the wind-up of Timeshare properties throughout Australia & New Zealand. Solange is also in her final year of study of a Bachelor of Laws with the University of Southern Queensland.

She has worked in industries including Property Development, Accounting, Mining, Timeshare and Law. One milestone achievement during her time at Classic Holidays is having completed the first successful windup of a Timeshare property in Australia, now having gone on to complete multiple Timeshare wind-ups in both Australia & New Zealand. Solange is passionate about assisting people to identify, develop and take steps to reach their goals, whilst making lasting connections along the way.

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Jessica Morson

Co-Marketing Director

Currently working as the Human Resources Manager for CBT Professionals Psychology, Jess is responsible for cultivating positive culture and implementing strategies for effective recruitment/onboarding, ongoing training and development, recognition programs, employee wellness, satisfaction and retention across 3 clinics and 1 head office location, attending to the human resource needs of over 40 employees.

Jess has grown up on the Gold Coast, completed a Bachelor of Business at Griffith University, holds a Cert IV in Property Services, a Cert III in Information Technology, as well as owning and operating her own photography business. With a passion for people, a broad knowledge of administration, business management and creative passion, Jess joins GCJCC to contribute her insight & experience.

Christine Buxton

Co-Marketing Director

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator at The MBA Partnership. Passionate about helping people connect, Christine brings a modern take to marketing and social media management.

Chantelle Pollock

Co-Events Director


Ray Watanabe

Co-Events Director


Hannah Short-Dorin

General Committee Member

Chartered Accountant and Business Advisor at the MBA Partnership. Hannah is an accomplished Accountant/Advisor that strives to help small businesses grow in today’s market.

Paris Lightfoot

General Committee Member