Introducing the Communications & Member Engagement Committee   

The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) is a not-for-profit organisation whose focus is to build and strengthen trade and business connections between Australia and Canada.  The Chamber is pleased to present the volunteer members of the CACC Communications & Membership Engagement Committee. 

To contact please email:

Melissa Wharton, Thread


With over 20 years of experience in corporate, specialising in Human Resources & Talent Acquisition, Mel decided to start her own business venture in 2016. She is the Founder of Thread, a professional mentoring app that connects mentors with mentees - "think Tinder meets LinkedIn". 

Before joining the CACC, Mel previously sat on the Women in Franchising Committee, part of the Franchise Council of Australia. Originally from Vancouver, Mel studied at Ryerson University (Toronto) before relocating to Melbourne, Australia in 2007. 

The CACC is currently looking for a dedicated and passionate volunteer to lead this Committee. Ideally with a Marketing or Communications background. To discuss further please contact Mel directly at

Karen Clark


Bio to follow...

Veronique Proulx


For over sixteen years in the advertising, communications and brand management world, Veronique cultivated and shaped a diverse range of brands - big and small - ranging from finance to insurance, automotive, entertainment, and humanitarian. Including, Toyota, Holden, Lego, Desjardins, Cirque du Soleil and Action Against Hunger. Working across various brand segments allowed Veronique to fine tune critical skills in account handling and management. Not to mention, giving her the opportunity to develop a natural flair of leadership, to orchestrate communications campaigns that deliver against the marketing objectives in respect with brand positioning, marketing strategies, budgets and timing. 

Scott Farrell, KPMG

Scott is a Partner in KPMG Australia’s Deal Advisory – Tax team, specialising in Financial Services.

Angela Smith, Collective Intelligence


Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Angela Smith is a Marketing-Communications professional with experience across private enterprise, government and non-profit (the Arts, Education and Health sectors). Professionally, Angela lives in two worlds. In the first, she is the General Manager of the Business Development (BD) consultancy, Collective Intelligence, which she owns and operates with her husband. In the other world, Angela is a 500-hour qualified Hatha Yoga instructor, offering individual and group classes. Fortunately, these two worlds, at times, harmoniously intersect.

Recently, Angela has been reacquainting herself with the French language and she continues to study the ancient yoga teachings. Many years ago, the Travel Bug bit Angela and so it is not surprising to receive messages from her while she is in some far off land.

Ben Walsh, WE Buchan


Bio to follow...

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