About Business Coogee
Your local chamber of commerce

Business Coogee, formerly known as Coogee Chamber of Commerce, is an alliance partner of Business NSW. This means the entity is run to a high level of governance and best practice. It is an association with a model constitution, led by an elected executive committee.

Business Coogee represents the best interests of business in the locality of Coogee, New South Wales. Because Coogee means business!

MISSION

What a glorious location in which to do business! The mission of Business Coogee is to support all types of businesses and business people in Coogee and surrounds, to THRIVE by providing connection, learning and support.

CONSTITUTION

Business Coogee is a not-for-profit association governed by the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 No 7. The organisation has a model constitution that is available for download by clicking HERE.

BUILDING THE FUTURE

The way we do business has been changed forever thanks to a swift move to decentralise many workplaces. Never before has Coogee and surrounding suburbs been home to so much industry! Furthermore, hundreds of sole traders call Coogee home and more than sixty retailers line the streets. Pubs and restaurants, hotels and clubs all make Coogee the place to do business.

Meet your elected executive committee

Business Coogee, is led by an elected executive committee of local business people who voluntarily give their time and talent to support all types of local businesses and business people in Coogee and surrounds TO THRIVE.

Lucy Bloom

Lucy Bloom

President and Secretary

Lucy had a career in advertising before she stepped into the not-for-profit sector as the CEO of an international aid charity funding hospitals in Ethiopia. After two more CEO roles, Lucy prefers to be unemployed and now consults in governance, is a sought-after international keynote speaker, author and CEO coach.

Sam Mehta

Sam Mehta

Vice President

Sam is a management consultant with particular interest in organisational change. His broad business experience helps leaders to prepare for and transition their organisations and ways of working. If the sun is shining, Sam prefers to be on Coogee Beach than in the boardroom and has an impressive collection of SUPs and kayaks.

Arlys Olson

Arlys Olson

Treasurer

Every executive committee needs a committed treasurer and Arlys is exactly that for Business Coogee.  Arlys is a bookkeeper and registered BAS agent dedicated to helping small business keep their finances on track. She hails from the United States, speaks fluent English and Xero, lives in Clovelly and likes a good savvy B.

Annie de Merindol

Annie de Merindol

Executive member

Annie is a copywriter and content specialist with a background in media, digital marketing and PR. A lifelong eastern suburbs local, Annie is passionate about her local community and mental health awareness. She’s also a familiar sight on the coastal walk with her West Highland White Terriers, Archie and Angus.
Cynthia Colli

Cynthia Colli

Executive Member

Cyn is a web and digital designer, writer and creative allrounder with a focus on sustainability and ethical business. She’s particularly enthusiastic about local environmental issues and came to fame when she led the charge to clean up Coogee beach after the Christmas Day in 2016 that we will never forget.