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Our Board

Shannon Smit, President

Shannon is Director of SMART Business Solutions, which under her leadership has become the Mornington Peninsula's most awarded accounting firm, with a reputation for working proactively with clients to help them manage their tax obligations and grow their wealth. Shannon has also owned several successful businesses and property developments, so she understands the challenges business owners face.

Shannon's career has spanned global firms in New York, Prague, Amsterdam and Melbourne, before she settled back on the Peninsula and set up SMART Business Solutions in 2007. She wanted to give local business owners access an advisor with extensive global expertise, without having to travel to the city. On weekends, you'll find her organising fundraising events for her children's school or sporting clubs.

Matt McDonald, Vice-President

Matt is the Chief Executive Officer of Searoad Ferries, Australia’s busiest car and passenger ferry service, operating between Queenscliff and Sorrento.

Matt has expertise and experience in strategic planning, business development, marketing and communications. Matt holds a Masters of Business Administration, is a qualified Ships Master and Marine Biologist and was previously captain of Luxury Super Yachts.

Through his time at Searoad Ferries, Matt has transformed the once traditional transport business into a flourishing tourism operation which transports over 800,000 passengers per year.

Brandon Tilley, Treasurer

Brandon Tilley is a chartered accountant at Deloitte. Brandon has spent his life on the Mornington Peninsula and upon completion of his tertiary studies leapt at the opportunity to work at a leading local accounting firm before taking up the opportunity to work in Melbourne for a few years.

Brandon holds great excitement for the future for the Mornington Peninsula and is eager to work with key stakeholders to ensure the region prospers for the next generation. Outside of work, Brandon can be found enjoying local football, skiing and indulging his brain in a sudoku puzzle on the weekends.

Chris Procter, Board Member

Chris is the past Chief Executive Officer of Sealite, an international designer and manufacturer of marine and aviation navigation aids. The company is headquartered in Somerville and has manufacturing and office locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore.

Chris is also Vice-President of the Industrial Members Committee of IALA, an international organization responsible for the guidelines and recommendations of international maritime navigation to ensure that movements of vessels are safe, expeditious and cost effective, whilst protecting the environment.

A Mornington Peninsula resident for more than 20 years, Chris holds a Bachelor of Science  from Melbourne University and a Masters of Marketing.

Jackie Prossor, Board Member 

Jackie Prossor is the Director of Prossor Town Planning, a professional planning consultancy specialising in technical planning advice and projects.

Jackie has a Masters of Social Science, Planning & Environment and over 20 years of planning experience in both local g overnment and as a private planning consultant.  With extensive knowledge of legislation and planning schemes, Jackie is an experienced negotiator for planning outcomes and strategy development.

Highly engaged across the both the Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne business community, Jackie has built a strong professional network, reflective of the success she has delivered for her clients.