Meet Our Team

The Townsville Business Development Centre Team Members.

Ben Verning

Chief Executive Officer

Ben joined the TBDC team as a Board Member early in 2018 before commencing in the role of CEO in July 2018. He has a wealth of knowledge of the private business sector having run his own successful international business and as a Retail Centre Manager for over 11 years. Having worked within the Not for Profit sector Ben has a thorough understanding of the grants processes, change management and specialises in assisting individuals to turn their passion into reality.


Debbie Jeffery

Office Manager

Debbie commenced in the role of PA to the CEO and Administrative Assistant in November 2016. Debbie has since transitioned to take on the  role of Office Manager in our Incubator Hub as the main point of contact for tenants and general enquiries. Debbie’s background is in the administration and services industry and she will take a leading role in the delivery of our Business Administration Support Service.

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