The Launceston Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1849 and is the oldest Chamber in Australia. 

Details of past and present office bearers and life members are listed below:

Life Members

JR Hughes, OBE
Bryan McKendrick (dec)
GC McKinlay, OBE (dec)
Brian H Gordon, MBE, FCA (dec)
Peter Cooper
Max Buchanan
Margot Smart

Secretaries

1869 – 1885 G M Eddie
1885 – 1892 G Littler
1892 – 1906 A Webster
1907 – 1919 Chas Nikalls
1919 – 1937 H F Smith
1938 – 1943 W O Layh
1943 – 1949 J A Bennell
1949 – 1983 B H Gordon
1983 – 1987 A G Hart

Presidents

1849 – 1863 H Du Croz & J W Gleadow
1863 – 1864 H Dowling
1864 – 1865 W Williams
1865 – 1866 W White
1866 – 1876 R Green
1876 – 1881 C H Smith
1881 – 1882 A Harrap
1882 – 1884 H Edgell
1884 – 1887 Hon. W. Hart, MLC
1887 – 1888 Hon. H Rooke, MLC
1888 – 1889 R Green
1889 – 1891 A Webster
1891 – 1893 M E Robinson
1893 – 1895 S J Sutton, MHA
1895 – 1896 J C Ferguson
1896 – 1897 W Fordyce
1897 – 1899 A R Fowler
1899 – 1900 J W Pepper
1900 – 1901 W G Genders
1901 – 1902 P C Smith
1902 – 1903 A Hinman
1903 – 1905 P O Fysh
1905 – 1907 G Cragg
1907 – 1909 J V Sullivan
1909 – 1910 G E Harrap
1910 – 1912 Hon. G Collins, MLC
1912 – 1913 P O Fysh
1913 – 1915 J Duncan
1915 – 1917 J C Newton
1917 – 1918 J V Sullivan
1918 – 1920 W Miller
1920 – 1921 R N Smith
1921 - 1923 A C Ferrall
1923 – 1925 Sir Claude James
1925 – 1926 C F Monds
1926 – 1927 A C Ferrall
1927 – 1929 C F Monds
1929 – 1931 A Raeburn
1931 – 1933 F H Stephens
1933 – 1937 Sir Gordon Rolph
1937 – 1940 L A Cuff
1940 – 1945 Tasman Shields
1945 – 1950 Sir Gordon Rolph
1951 – 1952 J E Bentley
1953 – 1954 J A Bennell
1955 – 1956 John Gunn, MBE
1957 – 1958 G C McKinlay, OBE
1959 – 1960 S C French, OBE
1961 – 1962 Sir R A Ferrall
1963 – 1964 F B King
1965 – 1966 A E Evans
1967 – 1968 M G Cleaver, OBE
1969 – 1970 E A Rouse
1971 – 1972 K.R. Coulter
1973 – 1974 J T Scott
1975 C H Begent
1976 J T Scott
1976 A E Evans
1976 - 1977 T Barrenger
1978 - 1981 R G Roach
1982 - 1983 B J McKendrick
1984 - 1985 P W Woolcock
1986 - 1987 G J Humphreys
1988 - 1989 M Buchanan
1990 - 1991 M Ferrall
1992 - 1993 Robin Holyman
1993 - 1996 Peter Parsons
1997 - 1999 Peter Cooper
2000 - 2002 Lloyd Whish-Wilson
2002 - 2005 Mark Scanlon
2005 - 2007 David Stallard
2007 - 2010 Paul Ranson
2010 - 2012 Phil Leersen
2012 - 2015 Janine Healey
2015 - 2016 Donna Bain
2016 - Present Tim Holder


Directors

1988 - 1993 Jack Chambers
1993 - 1993 Kerry Scurrah
1993 - 1994 Michael Ferrall

 

Executive Officers

1994 - 1996 Murray Scales
1997 - 1998 Jan Lynch
1998 - 2008 Josephine Archer
2008 - 2011 Louise Clark
2011 - 2012 Michael Bailey
2012 - 2016 Maree Tetlow
2016 - Present Jan Davis