Meet the Board

Axel Starviking – President

Axel Sigur Starviking owns Starviking Hypnotherapy Clinic, School of Hypnotic Practices, and Axel Creative Support Services in Buff Point. Serving clientele from Sydney to Newcastle with a focus on the Central Coast. Axel is a Multipotentialite / Polymath who has worked in over 45 creative industries globally. With a focus on creating safe and therapeutic spaces, whether painting, singing, hypnotising or hosting the CTBC podcast: Axel puts people’s wellbeing and care at the centre of everything he does.

Toni OliverVice President

I empower my clients with the necessary strategies so they gain the upper hand against competitors when it comes to securing property in the NSW region. I am very passionate and committed to property law.  When a passion for something and a career comes together you have something unsurpassable by others. My clients have a peace of mind as I am there to hold their hand both during business hours or after hours – it is my role and I take it very seriously. I am a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers and I have in excess of 25 years experience in the industry of property law I am a mother of 2 and love meeting people in the professional industry and look forward to creating great networking friends.

Rosemaree Rettenmund – Treasurer

Rosemaree comes to us with 21 years of financial management and accounting experience and a deep belief that in doing what you love, success with follow – a mantra she shares with many businesses. Having owned her own successful bookkeeping practice on the upper Central Coast since 2005, Retro Bookkeeping services a diverse client base encompassing industries from hospitality, telecommunications to service professionals. Rosemaree specialises in small businesses for all their compliance and accurate record-keeping needs. Rosemaree is passionate about empowering, connecting, and supporting small business to shape a better Central Coast, and as such, is a founding member of the newly established Coastal Towns Business Chamber.

Amanda Nielsen Secretary

Amanda enjoys her role as managing director at Horizon Accounting Solutions, a quality innovative accounting and taxation practice in Toukley. With over 30 years experience in Chartered Accountancy practices Amanda is able to provide intelligent, efficient solutions for the best interests of her clients and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board.

Rebecca Hannan – Board Member

Rebecca has been involved with owning and running small businesses on the Central Coast for almost 20 years. Rebeca’s mission is empowering others to live their authentic lives to the fullest through her business; Holistic Coaching & Psychology. Rebecca grew up on the Central Coast, attending Wyong High School and studying at the University of Newcastle Ourimbah campus. She has lived, worked, raised her three children and shopped in the local Budgewoi – Toukley – Lake Munmorah area for the last 15 years and is proud to support her local community and businesses through her work at the Chamber.

Adam Rice – Board Member

Adam owns and successfully operates AJR Counselling & Coaching in Budgewoi. Adam has an extensive background and whilst formally titled as a Credentialed Mental Health Clinician, he has also trained extensively with NLP Worldwide, as well as lecturing at Newcastle University along with many years of working professionally within the healthcare industry with a particular focus and genuine interest and desire to help and assist those affected by Mental Health. 

Mary-Louise Clifford – Board Member

Mary-Louise brings a wealth of knowledge, contacts and experience to Coastal Towns Business Chamber. She is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. She is an early childhood teacher, skilled in Coaching, Leadership Development, Teaching, Tutoring, and Curriculum Development. Strong professional graduated from University of Newcastle. She has additional qualifications in Quality Management Systems, Lead Auditing, ISO 9001:2015, Certificate IV Workplace Health and Safety and Certificate IV Business and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Recently she has assisted N.S.W Health in patient journey, DVT awareness and improvements in Clinical Excellence and Practice.

Joanne Johnson – Board Member

Joanne Johnson, a dedicated Board Member of the CTBC Coastal Towns Business Chamber, brings her compassionate spirit to the forefront. With unwavering support for those around her, Joanne plays a vital role in shaping a better Central Coast community. Furthermore, Joanne is a part of Southern Cross Funeral Directors, one of the pioneering independent funeral directors on the Central Coast. For over two decades, they have served the local Toukley community, as well as Gosford, Wyong, and surrounding areas. Their comprehensive services range from cremations to prepaid funerals, and they even offer in-home arrangements for those unable to visit their office. Joanne’s dedication extends beyond business, reflecting her genuine care for people in times of need.

Sharyn Becker – CTBC Marketing & Admin Officer

Sharyn is an experienced office manager with a proven track record supporting senior business professionals and key stakeholders in both the private and government sector. Sharyn is highly organised and motivated to assist CTBC deliver on its commitments to members and corporate partners. Sharyn joined the CTBC with a view to make an impact in the Upper Central Coast business community by creating new opportunities for collaboration, growth and networking.