Tuesday 14, Mar 2023

New Geelong Chamber CEO announced

The Geelong Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Jeremy Crawford as new Chief Executive Officer.

Jeremy is enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with our members and the local business community as he begins his role as CEO of Geelong Chamber at the start of April.

“The Chamber has such a rich history supporting businesses in Geelong. I’m excited to join as CEO and look forward to building upon the 170 years of tradition as we enter the next chapter of success.” – Jeremy Crawford, newly appointed Geelong Chamber CEO

About Jeremy Crawford

Jeremy Crawford commenced his career in hospitality, hotels and major events, having held senior positions with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Rydges Hotels, and as CEO of the Werribee Racing Club. As the CEO of the Werribee Racing Club he led the relaunch of the club, its operations, and a new membership structure. Pivoting into the recruitment industry he worked with large corporate organisations and national peak sporting bodies on senior and executive appointments before joining Medibank in 2018. As Head of Talent Acquisition and more recently as Senior Partnerships Manager, Jeremy has delivered significant projects into the healthcare sector and partnered with universities to deliver large-scale programs for international students and student health and wellbeing. Jeremy, his wife Kathleen, and three children Edward, Georgiana and Magnolia are proud residents of Geelong and you will see them frequenting local Pako cafes, and sporting clubs, and enjoying Geelong’s many parks and playgrounds.

“The next 2-3 years in Geelong are exciting and offer incredible opportunities for businesses to leverage and prosper through the development of new infrastructure, population growth, and regional events such as the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games.” – Jeremy Crawford, newly appointed Geelong Chamber CEO


The Geelong Chamber Board chaired by Dr. John Stekelenburg is pleased to appoint Jeremy Crawford as new Chamber CEO.

“The Chamber Board is looking forward to working with Jeremy Crawford as new Chamber CEO. Jeremy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our organisation having worked with business entities and leading corporate partnerships. He has great charisma and passion for the Geelong region. The selection panel were impressed by Jeremy’s enthusiasm and are certain he’ll connect very well with our vibrant membership community. We are confident that he will provide exceptional leadership as we continue to support and promote the growth of local businesses in the Geelong area.

As CEO, Jeremy will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Chamber, developing and implementing strategic plans, and fostering relationships with stakeholders and the broader community. We are excited to work with him to advance our mission and help our members thrive.

We would like to thank Ben Flynn for all his work as CEO over the last four years and the smooth transition through to Jeremy Crawford.” – Dr. John Stekelenburg, Geelong Chamber President