Board & Staff

Business Manager

Sally Manning

Media & Communications Officer

Brittany Hefren


Meet the members of our volunteer board who are not only passionate about business but about our local community.


Jennifer Hand

Jennifer Hand has extensive experience in the Marketing & Media industry.
After graduating from The University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing she worked in within the Financial sector before moving into the Media Industry.

As the General Manager of Southern Cross Austereo Wagga, she is actively involved in the local business community, finding new and innovative ways to assist businesses to promote themselves and grow to their full potential.


Tim Sheather

Tim is the founder of Sheather’s Painting, starting the business in 2012 from painting one home a week to having a team of over 20 painters and office staff, Tim’s ability to create a loyal and hardworking team of painters means you know you’re always getting the best service and advice.

Tim has grown his team to be one of the largest painting companies in regional NSW and is dedicated to service and giving the best possible product they can.

No job is too big or too small for Tim and he is more than happy to project manage other trades to get the job done.


Charles Talbot

Charles, Director at WDF Accounting + Advisory, brings over 10 years public practice experience to our Business Chamber. He harnesses his accounting knowledge and passion for IT to transform his client’s software systems and procedures.

Charles believes in the importance of community which is a great asset to the Wagga Wagga Business Chamber.


Lara Tritton

Lara was raised in Wagga Wagga completing schooling and university locally, and has recently returned home after 12 years in Sydney building a career in banking and finance. Lara is the Business Banking Executive at NAB based in Wagga Wagga and is responsible for both the Agribusiness and Business Banking teams in the area.

With a 15 year career in banking Lara has developed a wide range of skills and experiences in leadership, employee engagement, strategic development and delivery, stakeholder management, as well as proven strong delivery on performance, growth, community and customer outcomes.

Lara is happy to be back home and is excited about the opportunities that await, with a passionate focus on empowering regional businesses and communities to prosper.


Katy Day

Katy is a Certified Practicing Accountant and completed her Bachelor of Accounting and Legal Studies locally at CSU Wagga.

Katy has enjoyed working with a diverse range of businesses through her role with WDF Accounting + Advisory, where she has worked since 2012. Katy says she has a real passion for getting to know people and their businesses, helping them understand the financial side of their business and assisting with implementing processes to help them achieve their goals.


Sophia Hill

Sophia has enjoyed an exciting career in the healthcare sector. She commenced working in radiology in 2007 in Sydney and joined Imaging Associates in 2011 in Melbourne. In her current role as Operations Manager NSW based in Wagga, Sophia is involved in local practice management through to organisation wide strategic development. No two days are the same and she wouldn’t have it any other way!

Sophia moved to Wagga in 2016 and loves being involved in a vibrant business and social community. She espouses the benefits of regional living continually – especially in her efforts to attract medical specialists to the area.


Ben Willis

An account executive at Gallagher Insurance Brokers, Ben is passionate about finding wholistic risk management solutions.