Meet Our Team

Verena Coombe

General Manager

Verena is a highly regarded dynamic leader and brings to TBDC vast corporate, business and management experience with a heart for growing companies and communities.

In 2020 Verena was appointed as the Chair of the Queensland Small Business Recovery Advisory Council by then Minister for Small Business, Hon. Shannon Fentiman.  Most recently Verena served as a Councillor of Townsville City Council during which time she was the Chair of Governance and Finance Committee and the Economic Recovery Taskforce.

Verena has a proven record of working with stakeholders to convert strategy into tangible outcomes and has extensive skills in strategic planning, business development, corporate affairs, media & marketing.

Holding qualifications in finance, management and marketing Verena is currently undertaking her Masters in Business Administration – Leadership with CQU.

Verena is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors & Public Relations Institute of Australia


Debbie Jeffery

Property, Administration & Finance Officer

Debbie assists small business owners, members and tenants across all aspects of TBDC operations.

With three decades of customer service experience Debbie specialises in administration, policy and procedure.

Debbie brings past experience as a small business owner and has recently completed her Cert IV Small Business Management.  She loves working with TDBC tenants and is passionate about helping new business owners.

In her down time Debbie enjoys travelling and fishing.

Alma Alcibar

Administration Assistant

Alma assists with general administration duties including digital & social media

Having started at TBDC as Trainee, Alma has gained experience across cash flow and pay roll.  She has a great rapport with tenants and enjoys seeing business grow through their connection with TBDC.

Alma is the youngest of 8 children so is used to a hectic pace & loves to cook.  Outside of the office she spends time with her 2 cats (Cedric & Moses) and dog (Atara).  Alma is also a “hard out” Cowboys supporter #gocowboys!

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