New small business chairman elected


business, handshake, meetingThe Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) has appointed Andrew Conway as  its new chairman.

Conway, CEO of the Institute of Public Accountants, replaces outgoing chairman and director, Amanda Lynch, after 12 months in the role.

“I am delighted to have been elected chairman of COSBOA,” Conway said.
“We have a big role to play to enhance the credibility of COSBOA as the voice of small business in Australia. Over coming months we will conduct a comprehensive review of COSBOA’s strategy to ensure we are aligned with the interests of our members and contribute positively to driving public discussion of small business issues.

“I look forward to working with the COSBOA board and executive team to keep small business people in the spotlight to deliver positive outcomes for the small business community.”

Peter Strong, executive director of COSBOA said, “We acknowledge the commitment and leadership of Amanda Lynch who  announced that she would be stepping down as chairman and as a director to focus on emerging policy issues for the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA).

“Amanda has been chairman for the last twelve months and during this time we have seen the profile of COSBOA grow and the needs of small business people receive long sought after acknowledgement,” Strong said.

Robert Mallett was also reappointed as deputy chairman. Mallett is currently the executive officer of the Tasmanian Small Business Council.

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