Henry Liascos is a business owner and has a long history in the hospitality industry. He was the Director of the successful beach front cafe, The North Cott from 1986 to 1993, is the Director of Cicerellos Fremantle, Cicerellos Mandurah and Char Char Bulls. Henry is the Director for the Bathers Beach House /Restaurant and Bar. This is part of the Fisherman’s Co-op Building redevelopment under taken by himself and Tony Unmack with completion set for the first week of November.
Henry sits on the Fishing Boat Harbour Traders Group who meet regularly and work together to improve the area and attract new customers. He is passionate about Fremantle and will bring a range of strategic, business development and public relations skills to the BID Board.
Robert has over 15 years’ experience working in the commercial property industry. Over this time he has worked as a licenced property valuer, in corporate property finance, and for the past 7 years for Silverleaf Investments based in Fremantle’s CBD.
He is directly involved with leasing, managing and project development of a number of commercial property assets including retail, commercial office and industrial in the Perth metropolitan area and interstate
Danielle Cattalini – Board Chair
Danielle is a Fremantle girl born and bred and is passionate about the areas heritage and future. Growing up in Fremantle with her parents and six siblings, Danielle’s connection to the CBD and working life began at the age of 10, helping clean the shelves at her dad’s pharmacy. Today she lives in Fremantle with her husband and two children.
Working in local government in the area of grants and community engagement, Danielle has a broad and varied range of experience including a Bachelor of Business Degree with a double major in Tourism and Hospitality. Early on in her career, Danielle worked at the Fremantle Esplanade Hotel and then as Manager of Clancy’s Fremantle. After travelling and working in Europe, it was back to Australia and up the north west to Karratha to work for nearly a decade in shopping centre management. Danielle has worked with community groups and organisation including roles on the Karratha Business Enterprise Centre, the West Pilbara College of TAFE Marketing Committee, tourism associations and the Chamber of Commerce.
Recently revoted onto the Board and elected Board Director Chair, Danielle brings her leadership , extensive range of marketing and management experience in retail, local government and community knowledge to the role.
Jay’s great, great grandfather, Charles Manning arrived in Fremantle in 1854, representing his family’s London based trading company.
More than 170 years later, part of that establishment continues to operate as the Manning Estate, centred on the High Street mall. Jay is a part owner of the Estate and chairman of its planning committee, tasked with the job of developing the buildings to achieve their full potential.
Formerly a senior manager with IBM and state manager of Lexmark, he has also been the joint managing director of McDaniell Associates – Public Relations and Events, and the owner / operator of Van Nelle for 5 years, a hotel boat in Europe.
Now semi-retired, Jay offers a range of commercial and organisational skills to the board of the Fremantle BID, an organisation he is enthusiastic about for its ability to assist in the re-activation of Fremantle, this state’s gateway city.
Karl is the Managing Director of the Carnegie’s International Group, a company that operates bars and restaurants in Perth/Fremantle and also in Asia. He has worked with the Group for the last 20 years and at board level for 15 years. During this time he has seen the business interests go through the ups and downs of economic turmoil and increasing competition.
He is the co-owner of commercial buildings including the iconic National Hotel. In 2011 he acquired the mostly derelict, burnt-out National Hotel and negotiated purchasing and funding the acquisition, restoration, developing the concept and overseeing the ongoing operation of the venue.
His family now live in and love the area of Fremantle, valuing the heritage, atmosphere and lifestyle. Karl is a strong advocate for the responsible development of Fremantle and passionate about the future and makes a significant contribution to the board with his proven track record in business, sound understanding of financial principles, passion for heritage and history and a desire to see Fremantle prosper well into the future.
He is receptive to new ideas and believes that open and frank discussion can only help tackle the issues. As with any business he believes it is essential to keep delivering activities and promotions and pursuing the ones that work. In his eyes Fremantle BID is a young organisation that supports traders to work together to bring a bustling and vibrant local economy in which business can flourish.
As a working Director of The Blue Budha for the past 7 years Chad has actively supported the growth of his business. The Blue Budha has owned and operated a store in Manning Arcade, recently adding a store on South Terrace and over the last 19 years has grown to 9 stores across WA and a distribution centre.
Chad has a dedicated interest in maintaining a strong business and retail precinct in the Fremantle CBD and surrounding area and wants to see Fremantle become more of place of interest for anyone considering opening, relocating or establishing a business. He believes that Fremantle has a lot to offer but like any area it needs leadership and support from the local community to ensure its potential is met. Chad understands many of the challenges affecting businesses in today’s economic climate and brings strong skills in retail management, business development and background in Real Estate (Licensee and Mortgage Broker – Certificate IV in Finance & Diploma in Property).