About Us

Our Board

Business Orange represents the business community within the Orange Region in Central Western NSW. An elected board meets formally once a month to manage Business Orange matters and initiatives. Business Orange holds an alliance with the Business NSW, which provides additional benefits to our members.

 

We work hard to collaborate and build relationships with other local stake holders including Orange 360, Business HQ, RDA Central West and the 3 Councils of Orange City, Cabonne Shire and Blayney Shire.

Business Orange Board

Daniel Sutton

President / Treasurer

Daniel Sutton

Daniel has lived in the Central West for over a decade after travelling the country in his younger years. He has worked with businesses in the Central West to help identify the most effective business structures and sustainable business decisions for their thriving success.
​Working with Morse Group for 10 years, and having been a Partner since 2017, Daniel works with clients right through the NSW Central West, Sydney, and across Australia.
​Daniel joined the board in 2016, and became Treasurer in 2017. Daniel is also a representative of the Business NSW Regional Advisory Committee which enables Business orange to have a direct line of access to State and Federal policy makers.

Nic Drage

Vice President

Nic Drage

Nic has lived in Orange for 5 years after moving from Western Sydney where he worked in Sales and Marketing for IT companies in North Sydney.
After moving to Orange, he took over the running and ownership of Games n More in 2017. In the 3 years since he has taken over, he has grown the business as well as grown the community around it and it now has customers buying from all over Australia.
Nic has a passion for helping small businesses as he understands that it is the backbone of the local economy and has joined the chamber executive as a way to give back to the Orange business community. Nic is married with a young daughter and another child on the way.

Secretary

Daniel McGregor

Daniel has lived in Orange for the past 10 years and established his independent financial advice business, Wealth Train, in 2015.
On the back of 18 years' experience in the financial services industry and degrees in Commerce and Economics, he is passionate about helping people of all ages and all incomes achieve financial success.
Daniel is married with three young children and two chickens and wants to play a part in Orange achieving its full potential.

Daniel McGregor

Board Member

Jack Evans

Born and Bred in the Central west, Jack Evans is 4th generation member of the Evans family to work in the family retail business. After spending three years completing his degree at the University of Wollongong, Jack returned to Orange in 2018 to work in the family business full time.
Jack is continually learning from several generations of small businesses experience pasted down through family, and is a firm believer in the strengths of independent businesses and their ability to adapt and thrive in challenging times.
Jack has a deep passion for Orange and the Central west region, and hopes to see it grow and prosper as the local businesses continue to thrive. He believes that Business Orange is in a powerful position to communicate and assist local business continue to thrive, and network, as the region and its communities continue to grow.

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Board Member

Tayla Harvey

For over 5 years, Tayla has been driving and promoting business events.
With over 5 years experience across events, marketing & tourism in and around her hometown of Orange, Tayla is passionate about  creating the ultimate experience by making ideas happen.
Her current role is Marketing Coordinator for Orange Credit Union, Tayla is constantly learning and soaking in new skills and experiences.
Tayla has a passion for showcasing the Orange community and its fantastic local businesses and enjoys working with a diverse range of people, from small businesses, large enterprises and community organizations.

Tayla Harvey
Mitch Colton

Board Member

Mitch Colton

Board Member

Joanne McRae

Jo grew up in Orange, but studied and worked in Sydney for 10 years before returning to Orange in 2002. She has previously been a Councillor for Orange City Council, and has also held positions on the Board of Orange 360, Civic Risk Mutual, Mining and Energy Related Councils NSW, and Rotary District 9700.

Jo’s professional experiences include teaching and leadership roles in secondary and tertiary education, student residential management, a co-work start-up, and health care management. In 2018 she and her wife became co-owners of Anson Medical. As Business Manager she works alongside her father, Dr Joe McRae, a long-serving Orange GP.

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