Board of Directors

Richie Williams

President – P.R.I.D.E Business Coaching

With an extensive background in sport, both as a professional player and coach, Richie brings with him a wealth of knowledge in developing teams. Alongside having spent more than 14-years working across education, both in high-schools and at a tertiary level, he has transferred his education and sports skills into the business environment at corporate, SME and non-for-profit sectors. Richie is the director of P.R.I.D.E Business Coaching and has been assisting businesses for more than 25-years in identifying and fulfilling their potential.

Richie Williams

Michael Huggett

Secretary - CHD Partners

A Director of CHD Partners, Michael’s passion is to work with owners and directors of small to medium business to develop systems and procedures relevant to their business to protect them from prosecution, disgruntled employees and unethical customers. Prior to the formation of CHD Partners, Michael spent 15-years working for NSW Police.


Trent Ruprecht

Treasurer - PKF

Trent is a Principal with PKF’s Business Advisory Services team and is based in Newcastle. He has more than ten years of experience as an accountant and has focused on providing quality advice to his clients that operate across a diverse range of industry sectors.


Jack Antcliff

Director - Communication & Events - Oasis Media

At just 23-years of age, Jacks brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the media and broadcast space, along with a strong understanding of the challenges which face young people in the region. The director of Oasis Media, Jack is also the founder of non-for-profit organisation, Project Aurora, and is a member of the NSW Regional Youth Taskforce.

Jack Antcliff