Kells partner Amy Harper has been named as the new President of the Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) following the election of a new Regional Advisory Council (RAC).

For the past 4 years Amy has served as the former Deputy President of the RAC and also was the Director of the IBC from 2012 to 2015.

In her new role as President of the IBC, she will guide the RAC to provide direction to the IBC to support business growth and development in the Illawarra region through strong advocacy, policy and membership support.

"I am honoured to be given the opportunity to harness the ideas and outlooks of a diverse group of business leaders to contribute to the work of the IBC. I am looking forward to working with Executive Director Adam Zarth to support and grow business in this region. I also want to acknowledge the great work of the immediate past president, Janine Cullen OAM and her contribution to the business community".

Amy is partner, a Law Society Accredited Specialist in business law and also is the lead of the Kells business, commercial & corporate practice. She serves as a director of Destination Wollongong, the Illawarra Diggers Aged and Community Care and the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre.