Teresa Mitchell is standing as a Demand Class candidate in this year’s auDA Board Elections. This is her candidate statement.
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Teresa Mitchell is a Melbourne-born, business entrepreneur who has been involved in small business all her life. Teresa’s family gleaned business opportunities in Australia in the construction, agricultural and retail industry as migrants in the 1950’s starting in Melbourne, and then as the family grew, spreading across Australia.
Teresa moved to Gippsland and with her husband and started up a transport business. In recent years, Teresa started a company and opened the Business Support Centre a co-working space based in Warragul, Gippsland.
Through Teresa’s background encompassing both public and private sectors in Human Resources, Education and Training, Teresa provides comprehensive administration and human resource expertise to the start-up and small business sector.
Teresa is community minded, compassionate and dedicated individual seeking opportunities to support and assist organisations and individuals, especially young people, to excel and develop their potential, through mentoring, positive relationships and engagement with her extensive industry connections.
Teresa views the future of the Australian economy is through digital innovation and pursues opportunities to assist in this exploration.
Teresa advocates and influences policy for the Small Business sector at a Federal level through her position with the Council of Small Businesses of Australia and at a State level as a member of the Small Business Ministerial Advisory Council to the Minister of Small Business, Innovation and Trade.
Teresa is a CoderDojo Champion and HR Practitioner.
Current Board and Committee Positions
Director of Council of Small Businesses of Australia Ltd (COSBOA); Victorian Government Small Business Ministerial Advisory Council; Managing Director of La Concierge Pty Ltd; Deputy Chairperson of Gippsland Employment Skills Training (GEST Inc); executive member of Warragul Business Group; member of Gippsland Women in Business; Founding member of Business Network Alliance Victoria (BNAV); member of VECCI; Founding member of HUB Melbourne; Founding member of NAB Village; member of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) and Committee member of AHRI Gippsland.
Past Chair of West Gippsland Advisory Group of Women Achieving Change (Victorian Government initiative) and Past Coordinator of Gippsland Women in Business.