Kitty Prodonovich has been appointed the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of The Regional Chambers of Commerce of WA (RCCIWA). Ms Prodonovich, who was previously the President of the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and the RCCIWA, is currently a board member of the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) and a member of General Council of CCIWA.
“The RCCIWA is an organisation with 34 individual regional Chambers as members who in turn represent over 6000 businesses. Being able to work with and support the business communities of regional Western Australia is an exciting prospect and I feel privileged to have this opportunity. We all know how dedicated and passionate the business communities of regional Western Australia, however sometimes they feel isolated. We are able to provide a broader network and voice for both the individual businesses and their respective Chambers.” Ms Prodonovich stated.
“Having owned and operated two businesses in Kalgoorlie-Boulder I understand the challenges and opportunities that present themselves. One of our tasks as an organisation is to ensure that the issues that affect regional businesses are being heard by all decision makers and every level of Government; because we all know that an effective dynamic business community is the engine room of any thriving town or city. It is also reassuring for each individual business in regional Western Australia to know that not only are they a member of their own local Chamber, but they are also a part of a state-wide regional network.
RCCIWA President Ron Mosby said of the appointment, “a CEO is the natural evolution of a growing organisation. However in particular, having Kitty take up the inaugural role is a huge benefit to the organisation because of her history and passion for regional Chambers .”
The RCCIWA was established in 1999 and represents regional 34 Chambers from all of regional Western Australia. The organisation has a Memorandum of Understanding with the SBDC and has a strong working relationship with CCIWA.