Meet The Board

The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce was founded by a group of some of Western Australia’s most well-known leaders at the turn of the last century. The names of past presidents in the Chamber’s historic boardroom reads like a street directory of old Fremantle names.

Today, the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Board remains a strong representation of Fremantle business leaders, elected by the membership to represent their interests. The diverse group of leaders are focused on delivering realistic objectives to propel Fremantle forward. They all bring professionalism and a wealth of business experience to the Chamber and all commit their time and energy to ensuring growth and prosperity for the local business community.

The objectives of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Board are:

  • To effectively represent the commercial, industrial and professional community of Fremantle and promote the City’s economic, cultural and environmental development.
  • To take an active part in all matters affecting the City and State with the view of improving, promoting and protecting Fremantle business.
  • To establish harmony with government, business and community groups.
  • To assist in the promoting of international trade through exports and keep members informed of trade opportunities.
  • To keep members informed of matter affecting trade, commerce and industry and give comprehensive service according to their requirements.

The Chamber’s wealth lies in the support it receives from all its Members, the Chamber CEO and its team of Officers.

Our Board Members

Lee Bartlett FCA CA

Lee is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He is Chief Financial Officer and Director of TAMS Group, a diverse national marine services business based out of Fremantle. Prior to joining TAMS Group, Lee was an external auditor for BDO LLP, specialising in owner managed businesses and large motor dealerships. Lee is also on the Board of the Fremantle Foundation, a Fremantle based not-for-profit whose central role is to encourage philanthropic giving.

Lee chairs the Marine and Engineering Comittee and brings his marine industry experience from TAMS, to the group.

Peter Adams
Vice President

B.Eng (Civil), M.Prop (Curtin)

Pete joined the Fremantle Chamber Board in 2019. He is a Director and founding partner of Yolk Property Group. He brings to the Board over 25 years’ experience in the property development and construction industries. Pete believes a design led development process gets the best results. His creative approach has found opportunities in unlikely places, optimised value, and won awards. He has a wealth of knowledge in residential and commercial development, and sustainable building practices. Prior to forming Yolk Property Group, Pete played a key role in developing the following projects: Azure (Dunsborough, WA), Cockburn Commercial (Cockburn, WA), McCourt St Medical Centre (West Leederville, WA), Rottnest Island Hotel (Rottnest Island, WA).

Pete chairs the Chamber’s Development and Infrastructure Committee.

Jason Figliomeni

Jason is a member of CPA Australia and Senior Manager at RSM Australia (Fremantle office), one of Australia’s leading professional services firms.

Jason has advised Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) clients on taxation and business advisory issues for over 25 years, and having worked predominantly with SME structures, private family groups, high net wealth individuals and groups across various industries is committed to providing a complete business service and building relationships with clients to ensure that personal and business goals are achieved.

Jason is committed to working with the various Committee’s and Board to improve, promote and protect Fremantle business.

Danielle McNamee
Board Member

Danielle is the founder and Managing Director of ProcessWorx, a human resource company that specialises in helping smaller organisations with human resource management.  Danielle has over twenty years’ experience in people management and industrial relations across Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Economics Honours degree and completed the Department of Productivity and Labour Relations graduate program. Danielle is a regular guest lecturer at Curtin University’s School of Business, University of Western Australia Business School and has developed and delivered Human Resource training on behalf of Rural Edge.   Danielle has also developed a Human Resource Intermediary Program for Australian Bookkeepers.

Franco Andreone
Board Member

Franco has twenty years specialist experience in urban planning, city revitalisation, place management, project management, development and implementation of City Visions.

He currently holds the position of Manager Fremantle Waterfront Development with Fremantle Ports and is working on planning precincts to revitalise the VQ Waterfront.

Franco is committed to strong Board governance and delivering the priority action items under the Greater Fremantle Action Plan.

Glenn Wheeler
Board Member

Glenn brings business growth strategies, great connections and know-how to the Chamber. Glenn has held directorships in financial services, real estate, property development, franchising, manufacturing and technology companies. He has been either CEO, Managing Director, Director or Chairman of both unlisted and ASX listed growth companies.

Most recently, Glenn was approached to undertake a strategic review of FCC members Fremantle Octopus group of companies. Over approx. 18 months he was able to restructure, re-engineer and refinance the group and increase it’s value significantly whilst raising capital and becoming a shareholder and Managing Director. Fremantle Octopus is now poised for 200% to 300% growth in the next 2 years.

Ivan Dzeba
Board Member

Ivan has been immersed in Fremantle’s hospitality industry for 20 years, and at the helm of Benny’s Bar & Cafe for more than 15. A member of the Chamber Board since 2012, Ivan chaired the Chamber’s Tourism Committee for 18 months before being elected as Chamber President in 2018 and serving for 4 years, leading the Chamber through a significant period of change.

Ivan is also strong and passionate advocate for a safer Fremantle and an active Market St and South Tce strip.

Natasha Atkinson
Board Member

Natasha’s career accomplishments within the Australian hospitality, tourism and retail industries over the last two decades has established her as an influential and productive leader. Natasha was recently awarded a Business News 40under40 Award in recognition of her contribution to Western Australian business.

Currently the CEO of the Fremantle Markets, Natasha has led this iconic tourist site into a thriving business giving it a complete operational overhaul. With a renewed focus on prioritising high-quality, locally sourced goods and services the Markets has experienced a renaissance during tough economic times, culminating in winning the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Fremantle Business Awards for Tourism Excellence, and being honoured as the 2017 Hall of Fame recipient.

Natasha chairs the Chamber’s Tourism Committee and brings a passion for delivering quality activations to the City.

Simone Pirovich
Board Member

Simone founded in 2003 and has since grown the business into one of the most respected interior design firms in the Western Australia. Specialising in retail, hospitality and interior fit outs aims to be the leading provider of creative and strategic solutions in corporate retail and future environments. Simone has extensive knowledge of current National Construction Code, Australian Standards, Premise Standards and the disability discrimination Act (DDA). Over the years, she has worked with a wide range of Fresh food precincts, Supermarkets, Foodcourts, Cafes, Bars, Restaurants and Speciality Retail such as Vicinity Mandurah Forum, Belmont Forum, Lendlease Joondalup to smaller centres such as Woolworths Butler Central and Banksia Grove and Primewest centres.

Simone Chairs our Small Business and Retail Committee and brings her experience and passion in retail design, bricks and mortar retail and passion for the Fremantle community.