Committee

The OCCI Committee is comprised of 10 volunteer local business board members nominated by OCCI members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The board meets bi-monthly to discuss issues impacting the local business community.

Interested in joining the OCCI  Committee? Email executive@onslowcci.com.au or call (08) 9184 6182.

President - Jason Varcoe

“Jason is a Chartered Professional Engineer and has been in Onslow since 2010 working for NTC Contracting. Jason is now the Managing Director of NTC and has lead the company through dramatic growth during that time as well as managing all of NTC’s major projects from inception to completion.

Jason has a wealth of experience in Civil Construction, Contracts Management and all the facets of running an emerging business.

NTC has been a core business of Onslow since the 1950’s and Jason is excited to be in the president role to help the Onslow business growth and use some lessons learnt within his business flow down to OCCI members.”

 

Vice President - Hayley Brett

Hayley moved to Onslow in 2009 with a sea change in mind, and moving away from the real estate industry, had a go at a few different positions in Onslow before commencing a business with her husband Kev in 2011.

Although challenging at times, Hayley has expanded her skills and knowledge. She finds it satisfying to overcome and learn from small and large hurdles that all small business owners face regardless of the industry.

Hayley is actively involved in the community, being a member of various committees and sees the changes in the community and infrastructure over the past few years as a positive step forward, she believes that there is an excellent opportunity in Onslow for small businesses to boost the community and wants to make sure local businesses have the support of current and future projects in and around Onslow rather than outsourcing in the first instance. A place that she calls home, Onslow has many attractions and is a great place to live and work whilst raising a family.

 

Committee Member - Christine Morris

Christine moved to Onslow at the end of 2019, along with her husband Daryl.

They relocated their business Morris Machining Services from Geraldton which they started together in 1999. They rebranded their business name to Ashburton Engineering to fit in with the new location. She currently runs the office and helps out in the workshop.

Christine not only works for her own company, but is known to help others out, and you can sometimes find her at the Sports Club or the Post Office.

Christine loves her boating, fishing and camping, so is thoroughly enjoying the lifestyle change in Onslow.

 

  

Committee Member - Colin Munro

"C Munro Contractors has been an essential business in Onslow since 1983 and employs a diversified range of qualified and licensed tradesmen inclusive of plumbers, carpenters, gas fitters, operators and trades assistants. I have owned and operated this business as the sole proprietor for the past 35 years.

I understand the need to create the right environment for small to medium businesses to grow and prosper in Onslow as they are the drivers of the local economy and provide jobs and opportunities for young families looking to make their future in the region. Our sense of community and our livability must be protected, none of my employees are FIFO all live and reside in Onslow. While business conditions are challenging and the cycles are ever changing we need our local residents and new business partners to buy from and support local businesses."

  

Committee Member - Rachel Easton

Rachel first arrived in Onslow, as a backpacker, in 2012, where she started working in Onslow General Store, of which she is now the manager.

Rachel has seen Onslow go through many ups and downs, including: the frenzy of the Wheatstone Project construction, the burning down of the store and the rebuild, the lull that followed construction and currently through the pandemic.  Rachel supports and helps the community wherever possible, and wants to work together with OCCI, to ensure that all stakeholders have an equal opportunity to run a successful business and, to support the town and community whilst actively encouraging people and businesses to work together and support one another. 

 

Committee Member - Mel Seymour

"Mel began his career in electrical contracting in Perth, 2008. He was then driven to move to Onslow for both work opportunities and to further business growth and company expansion in 2012.Just electrical when arrived in Onslow, which then expanded and added refrigeration.

As the Managing Director of one of Onslow’s many successful businesses, Mel is deeply involved with the Onslow community and continuously encourages and supports the town and its projects with professionalism and efficiency.

DICE Solutions is one of Onslow’s most prized features as it is not only a community-based business but the town’s main electrical contractor."

 

Committee Member - Keith Hughes

 

I have spent over 35 years in Supply Chain Management and obtained my qualifications in the Army. Originally from Sydney, I joined the Oil & Gas sector in 1993 and took on various international Supply Chain managerial assignments all over the world, which included Algeria, Nigeria, Russia, and many parts of the Asia Pacific region prior to returning to Perth and joining Chevron in 2009. I spent the first 6 years of my career with Chevron supporting the Gorgon Project and was Supply Chain Superintendent on Barrow Island for 5 Years, prior to taking up my current position at Wheatstone as Site Services Supervisor.

 I requested a move to Onslow to take up a residential role with my wife Linda, as I wanted to spend more time with her and move away from the rigors associated with the FIFO lifestyle. We are both community orientated people and love the lifestyle and serenity that Onslow offers. In my role at Wheatstone, I am committed to support and seek out opportunities for local business in support of Chevron.

 

 

Total First Aid Solutions

"Total First Aid Solutions is an Onslow based First Aid business that specialises in the deliver of quality First Aid training. I have lived and worked in Onslow, WA for over 5 years in the ambulance and hospital environment and am passionate about the health and safety of our community members and visitors.

As a mobile business, I am able to provide this essential training to suit in work places or client preferred spaces, whether that be face-to-face or a combination of that and online learning. I am also able to travel outside of Onslow, within the Ashburton Shire, to deliver courses''.