[author]Photo & story Hans Lovejoy[/author]
Jennifer St George was until recently the publicity manager for the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival. She comes to the position with more than twenty years of marketing and management consulting experience.
She completed an MBA at the Melbourne Business School and Duke University (USA) and was also awarded the Rupert Murdoch Fellowship.
Subsequently she held senior roles at Burson-Marsteller (London), Guinness (London), McKinsey and Ford Australia.
The chamber’s outgoing executive officer, Diana Ricketts, who announced her retirement several weeks ago, was given a fond farewell at last Friday’s Christmas party, held at the Pass Cafe.
Diana extended her thanks to all members for their support over the past six years.
‘The generosity, goodwill and camaraderie within the business community have helped to make my job so much easier and always a pleasure.
‘The board members I have had the privilege to work with during my time with Byron United have been exceptional in their commitment to assisting businesses and community as a whole,’ said Diana.
‘These positions are all voluntary and I think need better recognition and support.’
She also gave special thanks to her husband Jonathan, who she says provided advice and support at the couple’s home office.
Image: From left, new Byron United executive officer Jennifer St George, president Paul Waters and outgoing executive officer Diana Ricketts