Manager Economic Development and Urban Policy
Greg is an economic development manager with extensive experience in business support, investment attraction, policy development and major projects. He manages the Polaris Centre’s programs to grow small business and works with investors, innovators, community groups and government to generate greater prosperity and job opportunities in northern Adelaide.
Senior Economic Development Officer
Ben Kirchner applies his intimate knowledge of northern Adelaide to drive investment in the City of Salisbury. With a demonstrated track record in business advisory services he operates with a can-do-attitude with a proven ability to support the success of a number of businesses. Ben’s knowledge of the various sectors and the local businesses which operate within them, makes him a valuable resource when understanding the capacity of the region, whether it be to support a business to relocate or to support established businesses to work closer together. He also offers strong networks within government departments at a number of levels, ideal for understanding government programs and development policies. Ben takes a practical approach to working with business reinforced by his passion for the region and clear understanding of why Salisbury is a great place for business. As part of the team he is ready to listen to your business needs and provide assistance to help you take advantage of all that Salisbury has to offer.
“We’re a sounding board for business – having access to business expertise and an unbiased opinion is invaluable for business owners and operators.”With more than 40 years of business experience across a variety of industries, Geoff is the kind of advisor most business owners want on their team.Geoff was owner and operator of an electrical retail business for over 25 years, building the business into a highly successful Betta Electrical franchise.Geoff provides support and advice for start-up and established businesses through our business advisory service and Business fundamentals and Mentoring for success programs.
Business Development Officer
“Clients are reassured that no matter what their problem or business stage, they’ve got support and advice from someone who’s been there and done that.”Rob has over 40 years of business experience and knowledge, including running award-winning small business Alulite Windows, working as director of SGIC and also for a licensed merchant bank. In 1985, Rob’s services to South Australian business were recognised with The Order of Australia Medal.Rob’s expertise is integral to developing and running practical programs for business owners and operators, including our Mentoring for success and Business fundamentals programs.He is always keen to ‘stir the pot’ and get people thinking about how they can grow their business.