Our committee members have a combined rich Polish heritage and are experienced in both Australian and European markets.
Mirek Zarnowski was appointed as the President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce Australia in April 2015. With over 20 years of professional experience specialising in business expansion, business-to-business (B2B) cooperation, trade, export, and business coaching, Mirek is also Managing Director of New Challenge International Consultancy (NCIC). His previous experience has included sales management for multinational companies from countries such as Poland, Hungary, Germany, the Slovak Republic and the United States. Drawing from his experience, Mirek Zarnowski firmly believes that the future of businesses embraces three crucial factors: a global vision; strategic international human resources management; and resourceful marketing.
Vice President / Representative (Poland)
Tom Matysik was appointed Vice President of the PCCA in September 2015. He is also founder of ATMPOLAND, which is dedicated to IT and accounting services for Polish and international businesses. Drawing upon over 20 years of professional experience in industrial relations, automotive, communications, manufacturing, insurance, management, customer service, IT and accounting, Tom offers diverse skills and networks. One of Tom's greatest strengths is the ability to connect with and inspire people from various backgrounds and levels of experience. He is currently focused on actively building the PCCA's professional network in Poland, and creating alliances with regional and national industry bodies to open up more opportunities for Poland-Australia relations.
Board Member (Secretary) / Representative (Australia)
Antonia Kaucz was appointed as Secretary of the Polish Chamber of Commerce Australia (PCCA) in April 2015. Her role also includes actively representing the PCCA at a national level in Australia, and creating strategic alliances with industry and government bodies as well as managing external communications with members and the public. Antonia has strong experience working for Australian Government departments (e.g. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Federal Police, Department of Education and Employment) as well as for community organisations. Her skills lie in areas such as governance, cross-cultural and stakeholder engagement and relations, marketing, market research, community development, project design, and events.
Representative (Victoria, Australia)
Wojtek Jeziorski was appointed as Representative with the Polish Chamber of Commerce Australia in October 2015. Representing the young Polish generation in Australia, Wojtek joined the PCCA with the aim to encourage new young Polish migrants to establish businesses and bilateral connections. With a background in Mechanical Engineering, Wojtek has experience as Project Engineer in waste water treatment, Designer in the power generation industry, and participating in international projects. This experience has helped him to better understand the multicultural business environment, prolific within Australia. Since moving to Australia, Wojtek has studied project management at the Lonsdale Institute in Melbourne. During the FY2015-2016, Wojtek provided valuable support for the PCCA in promoting and representing Polish businesses at significant trade events: AIMEX (Sydney); and All Energy Australia Conference (Melbourne).
Representative (Melbourne, Australia)
A registered solicitor and barrister of Polish law and a member of the District Bar Council in Rzeszów. A graduate of the Law and Administration from the University of Rzeszów with an average mark of high distinction and holder of five-year Master's degree in Law and Administration. A graduate of doctoral seminars at the Department of Economic and Commercial Law at University of Rzeszow.
Marta gained her professional experience in renowned Polish law firms dealing with the legal service of business entities as well as individual clients in the Office of State Receiver where she participated in bankruptcy and company restructure proceedings. She also has worked the Solicitors’ Office of the Head Office of Attorney General Department in Warsaw where she dealt with claims related to the decisions of former Communists government Nationalisation Act of 1945 including those concerning land and property expropriation decree. The main fields of Marta Lenartowicz's specialisation include commercial law, company law, European Union (EU) law and competition and consumer law as well as bankruptcy and restructure law.
Representative (South Australia) / Past President