Esperance Chamber of Commerce chief embarks on new venture

New venture: Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive officer Kylie Ryan and Business Local advisor Tammy Maloney at an After Hours business event in early 2019. Photo: Jesinta Burton.
New venture: Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive officer Kylie Ryan and Business Local advisor Tammy Maloney at an After Hours business event in early 2019. Photo: Jesinta Burton.

After almost three years at the helm, Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive officer Kylie Ryan has announced she will leave the organisation.

Since her appointment in September 2016, Ms Ryan has represented the interests of the business community, hosted countless business forums and spearheaded the creation of the Women's Leadership Network.

The Chamber's executive committee released a statement on Tuesday, May 21, thanking Ms Ryan for her service and wishing her the best in her future endeavours.

"Kylie Ryan, the chief executive officer has resigned from the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry to further pursue other interests," the statement said.

"Kylie has been a valuable and dynamic part of the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry team for the past three years.

"The Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry executive committee thank her for her involvement and appreciate her efforts over this time.

"We wish her well in her future endeavours."

Ms Ryan listed securing the Business Local Services contract and the Esperance Women's Leadership Grant to establishing the Esperance Women's Leadership Network among the achievements she was most proud of and thanked the executive committee for the opportunity.

"I am also proud to have worked with the fabulous team at the ECCI to deliver successful annual events including the business and industry forum 'Over the Horizon' and the Business Excellence Awards.

"I am thankful for having had the opportunity to work with the amazing Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry's local and regionally-based business members, sponsors and key stakeholders.

"I would like to thank and give my best wishes moving forward to the staff and Executive Committee at the ECCI."

Following her departure from the chamber, Ms Ryan said she would be focusing on building her home business 'Maid for the Market'.

The business aims to lower food miles and build local sustainability through the harvesting, processing and sales of homegrown and homemade food and garden goods, as well as environmentally friendly goods and upcycled products.

Ms Ryan is due to officially leave the chamber this week.