Committee of Management

Committee of Management

TCF WA Committee of Management

    lrving Lane – Chair

    Irving worked for 25 years in his family’s fashion business ‘Lanes’ and ‘Sportslane’ as a manager/buyer and subsequently general manager. The business was at one time the largest women’s fashion stores in Australia, and employed more than 100 staff. When the business which was started by Irving’s father and uncle closed in 2004, he took over managing a portfolio of commercial and residential properties. Irving has been a member of the TCFWA Committee since 2012, and is passionate about being able to assist many small fashion businesses

        Kumar Peiris – Vice Chair

            Carol Wallbank – Secretary

            Carol Wallbank is currently proprietor of Create Enterprises which focuses on marketing, media, and business development for clients across a range of industries. Before running her own businesses, Carol worked in various financial services roles with IAG in Sydney and BankWest in Perth. Carol attained an MBA from Curtin University of Technology and also has a Graduate Certificate in Change Management from the University of NSW and a Diploma in Financial Markets

                Silvia Caratti – Treasurer

                Silvia Caratti has more than 20 years of experience in public practice in varied roles. She has an MBA, and has commenced on a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Accounting, from Curtin University.

                    Jules Lewin – Committee

                    Jules Lewin, has been assisting clients with legal solutions with an uncomplicated, outcomes-based approach for more than four decades.

                    Providing legal advice for everyday people in everyday language so that it is easy to understand.

                        Kimmaree Thompson – Committee

                        Kimmaree Thompson is a positive change and digital business consultant, she uses a strengths-based approach rooted in science of positive psychology combined with solid structured problem solving as a Certified REASON® root cause analysis lead analyst and trainer.

                        Kimmaree has a passion for creative industries and regional development and is a Board Member of the Food, Fibre & Timber Industries Training Council (WA) Inc.

                            Ricky Osborne – Committee

                            Ricky Osborne is the Managing Director of Jatu Clothing & PPE, a 100% Aboriginal family owned business supplying Workwear, Personal Protective Equipment, Corporate Clothing and Aboriginal designed products to the mining ,gas, Government sectors and Aboriginal organisations. His previous position was that of General Manager, Corporate Services for Ngarda Civil & Mining. Ricky has extensive experience in advocacy, management, leadership and coordination of relationships between commercial interests and Indigenous communities, government and non-government agencies and other stakeholders. The development, delivery and evaluation of adult education, training and employment policies and programs have been a particular focus of his career.

                                Margaret Sylvester – Committee

                                Margaret Sylvester is the owner of two businesses. Silver Star Designs and Learn to Sew. Silver Star Designs was established in 1993 and since then has found a niche in the market and the expanding business has thrived on providing Australians with unique ‘made to measure’ cantered on designer swimwear and beach attire, including fashionable cover-ups. Margaret has recently started a small business ‘Learn to Sew’ where she will teach clients how to recycle, restyle and sew their clothes into something creative, learning new skills, that can develop into a new altered garment. She has also helped and assisted with various fashion parades for the Textile Clothing Footwear Resource Centre of WA Inc. and Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc.

                                    Biff Brody – Committee