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Meet the Central Coast BEC Team

Debbie Carroll

Prior to joining CCBEC in 2000 Debbie established and operated her own small business for 8 years. Debbie is the Manager of the CCBEC and also Senior Business Advisor holding qualifications in Small Business Management with extensive Sales, Promotional, Marketing  & Management skills. Debbie enjoys helping BEC
clients start their new businesses, then further assisting them as they prosper and grow. Contact Debbie on


 Darren Chan

Darren Chan was the   General Manager of the   Apollo Resort at Wamberal for 12 years. Then he worked in various management positions including Westfield, Woolworths and the Intercontinental Hotel Group, prior to joining the CCBEC in 2008.  Darren has a Business Degree in Marketing and a Masters in Management Enterprise.  Contact Darren on


Brian Freeman

Brian built a Horticultural consulting business that developed into one of Australia's leading cut flower exporters. He expanded this business over 22 years, and on retirement consulted to a Japanese Flower import company and was subsequently appointed to International Manager, Asia Pacific by Chrysal International - a Dutch company who supplies a wide range of flower life extenders to the cut flower trade. Brian managed this business in 10 countries for 3 years. He rejoined the BEC in 2014 (having spent a year with the BEC in 2007).

Brian has a wide range of business skills and applies them with his BEC clients. He also serves on a NFP Board as Vice President of the Central Coast Community College..
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