The Advisory Council will act as an advisory body to the Board of Directors and Management of the CBD Sydney Business Chamber on policy issues, matters relating to membership and matters relating to the promotion and development of the CBD Sydney Business Chamber

With his extensive development background, Tristan O’Shannassy (BIT, ANU) has been a technical lead on projects that have most developers running for cover. A true digital heavyweight, his honest and calm, no-nonsense approach to project planning, requirements and delivery ensures he always gets results. Tristan has helped organisations such as the Australian Tax Office and Australian Trade Commission to successfully re-platform and re–launch a range of digital offerings.

He was the technical project lead for Real Insurance - helping them re-imagine their technical architecture and create a new online insurance quote solution from the ground up. The solution took Real Insurance from being a new player in the Australian market to one of the top national insurance providers.

Goals for the chamber

Sydney Business Chamber and NSW Business Chamber both have a focus enterprise and large business sector, while NSW Business Chamber represents small to medium businesses this does not come across as their primary focus.

I would like to see CBD Sydney Business Chamber become a both a networking hub and advocate for small to medium businesses in the Sydney CBD, The Rocks and Barangaroo.

Furthermore, I would like to see the CBD Sydney Business Chamber, in consultation with members, establish some core principles. These principles can then be used as a reference point when advocating on policies or formulating plans for future.

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