About Us

The principal function of Chinchilla Community, Commerce & Industry Inc. is to maintain and improve the liveability of Chinchilla and to maintain and improve its prosperity.  Chinchilla is the ideal place to raise family and to work. 

The CCCI is all about retaining and improving businesses in Chinchilla and to attract quality business to Chinchilla to take advantage of our diverse industries including agriculture and energy generation and production for the benefit of the business proprietors, their employees and families.

Find out more about our office bearers and elected officials below.

Rob Hart - President

Rob Hart is CCCI President and was also President in 2014.  Rob grew up on a grain and cattle property in Chinchilla in south west Queensland before completing a Bachelor of Business with Distinction [Economics & Marketing] at Queensland University of Technology.  He then started a 14 year career with the Royal Dutch Shell Group with various positions in retail, marketing, distribution and external affairs in Australia and the UK.  The last role was Issues Manager for Shell’s global downstream business based in London where he travelled the world trouble shooting complex problems and crises.

After a year sabbatical in 2003 running one of world's most luxurious safari camps in Zambia, Rob returned home to head contracts and procurement for Flight Centre in Australia and latterly as General Manager of the Student Flights retail business in Australia and the UK.   Rob then returned to his roots in the agriculture sector as General Manager of Norco, a dairy cooperative and retail distribution agribusiness in eastern Australia.  Rob joined AWB Landmark in 2009 as National Chemical & Seed manager. 

In 2011, Rob completed a 22 year international career cycle to return to Chinchilla as Regional Manager LNG for Origin Energy. 

Rob is married to Kate and is very lucky to have 3 young children. When not working, Rob can be found on the banks of the Condamine River fishing or playing sport.  

Rachael Pascoe - Vice President

Rachael is Vice President of CCCI and was Vice President in 2014.  Rachael is Management Non-selling Principal of Ray White Rural Chinchilla and Chinchilla Real Estate. 

Rachael is a second generation Chinchilla resident who is committed to maintaining and improving Chinchilla’s prosperity and livability and is very much involved in the Chinchilla community.

Amanda Maurice - Treasurer

Amanda moved from the Gold Coast to Chinchilla in 2012 to enjoy the fresh air and benefits of living in a smaller community.

Currently employed by Origin Energy, Amanda is a CPA qualified accountant specializing in budgeting, forecasting, cash flow management and financial modeling. Drawing from experience across multiple industries including hospitality, sporting and recreation, CSG, construction and property development, Amanda has a particular interest in business strategy and performance improvement.