Our small dedicated team and board members are focused on offering local support for small business “unlock the opportunities & investing in the new west” is key to the growth potential for small businesses locally. The Corporation is an integral partner linking the right people to assist business, especially at this time of growth for the Western Suburbs. Penrith is fast becoming a growing major city of lifestyle and business and with the experience and local connections of our team and board we look forward to working with local businesses for the strategic focus on the economic growth for their businesses.
To activate key initiatives for new dynamic growth in the CBD. Create a sense of vibrancy, inspiration & togetherness in delivering economical and socially sustainable motives for the betterment of CBD Businesses.
To promote and activate a progressive urban development plan to drive real change and improvements to the Penrith CBD
Gai has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and brand management. She has worked at a senior level within local businesses, including 11 years at Panthers World of Entertainment and 7 years with The Good Guys Penrith. Gai is a recipient of;
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“Gai is looking forward to reinvigorating the Penrith CBD through dedication, hard work and partnering and connecting with key stakeholders including all local CBD property owners, retail and services in the City Centre, to achieve a thriving vibrant Regional City ”
Owner of PRD Penrith and has worked for over 25years in the industry working closely with Property owners, developers and Penrith Council.
“Penrith needs encouragement to develop and grow, working with the new Penrith CBD Corporation will promote the strengths of all our key partners, PCC, Chamber & Western Sydney Business Centre in bringing bigger development in the future.”
Director of Judge Accountants. A passionate tax accountant and proactive business advisor to many Penrith businesses.
“I have seen the great work that the Penrith CBD Corporation has done and the impact it has made on the local businesses I work with everyday. There is a lot of opportunity in the future of the Penrith CBD, and I’m looking forward to being a part of that future.”
Chief Executive Officer at OnePointHealth, MIEF, B Bus(Mktg) DIP. Bus, TAE, Co-founder of GenYQ & Chairman of St Dominic’s College. Michael was previously at the Western Sydney Business Centre for 8 years as a Business Advisor to small businesses. He is now the CEO at OnePointHealth, the largest Allied Health Centre in Sydney with over 55 employed.
“I’m looking forward to working and representing small business along with a health and well-being focus to achieve a sustainable future for Penrith”
Cr Karen McKeown was elected to Council in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 and served as Mayor in 2015-2016 and is currently Mayor 2020-2021.
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from WSU Majoring in Management with double sub-majors in Law & Employee Relations and the Executive Certificate for Elected Members from UTS.
Cr McKeown and husband also own and have operated a small business in Penrith for a number of years.
Managing Director, Operations & Customer Service HIX Group, Board Member Panthers, Panthers Football Club, Panthers on the Prowl and The Western Sydney Business Centre.
“I have been on the Board for some time and am most impressed by the great achievements being made by the Penrith CBD Corporation for the CBD of Penrith”
I am very excited by future planning and working with Penrith City Council to achieve those outcomes.
Centre Experience Manager at Westfield Penrith
“It has been amazing to be a part of the Penrith CBD Board and to see how much activity and change the team has brought to the CBD. I look forward to being a part if the planned activations in 2017 and to many more other great achievements in the year ahead”
Owner – York Jewellers Penrith
“Over the 10 years of working at York Jewellers and local retail now as General Manager I look forward to growing our local business while working on the Board Penrith CBD Corporation offering knowledge and retail expertise ”
Anthony Walker – Franchise Owner of BOQ Penrith for 12 years. Over 28years experience in Banking and Finance.
Passionate about people and community. “I believe in giving back to the community through service in my business and supporting local community groups.”
“Having lived in Penrith for my entire life and now raising my own family in Penrith, I am excited about the development and growth in the area.”
As Co-Founder and Director of the Astina Group our consistent capital investment in Penrith CBD is testament to my belief in Penrith and sits currently into the future. I look forward to contributing to growing a vibrant city centre for the future.