The Committee

The current committee were elected by the membership in November 2019. Our next AGM will be in November 2021. To vote at the next election or to apply to join the next committee click here to join the Chamber of Commerce.

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Diana Roberts - President

Diana’s life passion and commitment has been directed to building resilient communities, sustainable development and environmental protection. Her community involvements are extensive and span more than forty years. She was a Lismore City Councillor for 12 years and has been a member of the Chamber for over 20 years. While recently retired, Diana’s working life has been diverse. (more)

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Teresa ‘Bizkit’ Biscoe – Vice President

Teresa Biscoe representing the interests of Coordination Cooperative Ltd and the Rainbow Cafe site. I have lived and worked in the area for over 27 years and have always been involved in volunteering for community interests in that time. I joined the Chamber because of my passionate interest in my village and a concern that development was increasing in the village as was the deficits in infrastructure and there didn’t appear to be an adequate venue to explore and express these concerns in other community based groups. (more)

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David Spain – Secretary

David Spain holds Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in law and was admitted as a barrister in 1972 but changed rolls to solicitor in 1983. Having been ‘balloted in’ to kill the Vietnamese, he hated the Establishment and dropped out in 1973 to join the hippies at Tuntable Falls in an effort to grow own food & build a lifestyle that didn’t need governments or lawyers. This project is taking longer than expected, due to the high price of land and easy welfare systems frustrating initiatives, so in the meantime David and his son Jonathon practice as Nimbin Law.

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Peter Hughes – Treasurer

Peter Hughes is the principal of Nimbin Tax and Accounting Public Accountants and has served as treasurer of the Nimbin Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years. He is also the treasurer for the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. In a world that takes him away from accounting books, computers and numbers he enjoys practising tai chi, yoga and meditation. He has also studied transpersonal psychology. (more)

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Samantha Allen

Sammi decided to move to Nimbin six years ago after doing a permaculture course in the Channon. She immediately fell in love with the people, the landscape, and the sense of community. Sammi is a proud herbalist, and is the new owner of the Nimbin Apothecary. The Apothecary is a community resource, and has provided locals and tourists with herbal medicine, natural therapeutics and holistic health support for over 30 years. (more)

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Kylie Cain

Kylie has been a member of the Nimbin community for more than 20 years and can imagine no other place to call home. She established The Green Bank, located in a former bank building, many years ago and her business is highly valued as a lifestyle store that places great emphasis on all things local, ethical, and sustainable. (more)

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Stephanie Seckold

Stephanie Seckold set down roots in Nimbin to carve Eden from a cattle paddock in 1992. While passing through the usual Nimbin pioneering process of building shelters, raising a baby and growing gardens she has also created several small businesses -plant nursery (twice), cafe (twice) and generally sticking her fingers into as many creative pies and wearing as many hats as her spinning head can keep on. (more)

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Caroline Todd

Caroline is the newest chamber member representing the Nimbin Hemp Embassy, a not for profit local business that is run mostly by volunteers. With experience in small business Caroline moved to Nimbin 11 years ago to study a diploma in Permaculture and never left. An avid gardener and lover of nature she is very happy living here amongst like minded people who care about environmental protection, community sustainability and the wellbeing of each other.

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