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 Board of Directors.

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Introducing the CACC Board

Doug Carmichael


Doug was appointed CEO of Commonwealth Bank Group Super in 2010. Doug and his team support the Trustee Board in the development and execution of strategies which sustain the financial well-being of 75,000 past and present employees of the Group. His introduction to the superannuation industry was through his time at Australian Administration Services where he served as GM Strategic Operations and Risk Management in the mid-2000’s. Doug gained broad financial services management experience in a number of roles with TD Bank in Canada and Australia and with Citigroup in Australia. He is also a Director and past-President of the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce.

Lesley Gillespie OAM


Lesley Gillespie is the Co-Founder and Director of Bakers Delight Holdings Ltd which oversees all bakery operations across 4 countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA). Bakers Delight has a presence in the vast majority of Australian shopping precincts as well as significant presence in New Zealand. Trading as COBS Bread in Canada and the United States, it is growing significantly with well over 100 bakeries across North America.

Her other business interests include Health Food Holdings, a chia seed and chia seed product supplier.

Jack Cowin


Jack started out in Toronto, Canada selling insurance but always had a clear desire to get into his own business, to have control over his own destiny. Jack moved to Australia at the age of 26 and opened his first KFC store in 1969 Jack is now the chairman and managing director of the CFAL group of companies which has sales revenue of $1.4 billion and net shareholders funds of $600 million. Jack is also the owner of Hungry Jacks, the Burger King master franchise holder for Australia, with 360 restaurants and five manufacturing plants which produce frozen meat products and processed vegetables for the supermarket and food service industry and exports to 26 countries for which it has won several Australian Export Awards.

Mike Bacina


Michael is a Partner in Piper Alderman’s Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Group based in Sydney. The cryptocurrency and Blockchain space presents unique challenges merging cutting edge technology and a challenging regulatory space as rapid development and adoption of this exciting technology occurs.

Ross Campbell


Ross Campbell is the co-founder of the boutique advisory firm The MBO Group, helping managers acquire the companies that they work for (management buyouts). Ross has spent his entire career either investing in, or advising to, private companies on growth, acquisitions and ownership successions with career experience as a commercial banker, asset-based lender, royalty financer and private equity investor as co-founder of Norvest Capital Partners. He has sat on numerous private company boards and advisory committees and is the past trustee and Chair, Audit Committee of a TSE listed REIT.

Monica Lunin


Monica is the Co-owner and Director of Mojologic – a niche training consultancy business focused on the art and science of influence. Monica is a sought after consultant, facilitator and speaker who works with companies like AMP, Macquarie Bank, EY, Qantas and Suncorp to motivate and empower change.

Mike McGrath


Mike is currently Managing Partner – Chief Marketing Officer and the Global Relationship Partner for Telstra. Mike has also served as Managing Partner of Clients and Markets where he was responsible for PwC Australia’s Priority Accounts and Industries Programs, Clients Experience and Networks Programs, Market Propositions and Strategic Marketing, Communications and Brand. In this capacity Mike was also an Executive Board Member, a member of the Firm Executive. Prior to this Mike was the National Markets and Industries Leaders for PwC Consulting. Mike has also lead the Growth Strategy Practice in Consulting and has worked in the Financial Services, Energy and Utilities, Transport and Logistics, and Government sectors.

Greg McNab


Greg McNab is a former mechanical engineer and partner in the Securities Group of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie’s Toronto office. Greg’s practice includes working with financial services, resource and energy companies both domestically and internationally, with a large portion of that work involving opportunities between Canada and Australia. Baker & McKenzie is one of the largest law firms in the world with offices all around the world in major finance centres.

Bob Penty


Bob is an executive with an unusually broad range of experience in management of very large IT projects. He has been working in the field for over 50 years. Over his career Bob has worked in Canada, France, USA, Japan and Australia. His long experience and consistent record of success has made his recommendations immediately credible with senior executives and boards.