Our Committee

Dee Connell

Dee Connell

New President

Dee Connell is the Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association’s newly elected President.  Dee is now in her 4th year sitting on the WBTA  committee, and previously looked after the financials. Dee is the owner of Connells Bakery with her husband Brad, building the Connells brand to two locations in Bass Coast, and employing over 30 staff. Dee’s  enthusiasm and leadership will help take the association to the next level.

Terry Earl

Terry Earl

Vice President

Terry has been a committed WBTA committee member for 3 years and is in his second term as Vice President. Terry along with business  partner Troy, own and run TNT explosive printz based in Wonthaggi. Terry has instigated the signage upgrade on the Bass Highway, the Durham Lane Street Art Project and the Laneways Festival as well as applying for a number of grants for the WBTA.

Fiona Fleming

Fiona Fleming

Secretary

Fiona and her family have owned businesses in the town since 1961 and in 2011 she purchased the Wonthaggi Newsagency. Fiona has sat on several committee’s around the local area and brings a lot of experience to our team, this is her 3rd year on the WBTA Committee, maintaining her position as secretary.

Jenny Garnham

Jenny Garnham

Treasurer

 Jenny is the newest member to the WBTA Committee.

Jenny returned to Wonthaggi after 18 years of working in law firms in the Melbourne CBD working extensively in the area of property law.   Prior to practising and living in Melbourne, Jenny lived in Wonthaggi and the surrounding area throughout her early years, living on the family farm and attending Wonthaggi High School. Jenny  subsequently worked with local law firms in the town for 23 years whilst raising a family, studying and being active in the local schools

Leah Montebello

Leah Montebello

Business Liason Officer

Local business owner Leah Montebello is the Business Liaison Officer for the Wonthaggi Business & Tourism Association .
Her role as the Business Liaison Officer will include increasing membership, running incentives to improve local business, assisting with local and state government issues and keeping you all informed of the Wonthaggi programs, events and networking opportunities.

Leah will act as the main point of  contact between the members, committee and the Bass Coast Shire. Leah is also the main contact for the Make It Bake It Market.

Contact Leah on: 0427 587 104 or info@wonthaggibusinesses.com.au

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Other Committee Members

  • Ross Langlois
  • John Fleming
  • Leah Montebello
  • Vicki Earl