James is an experienced, dual-degree qualified Financial Planner. Prior to joining Morgans, James worked within the NAB Financial Planning network on the Gold Coast. In 2017, James was recognised as being in the top 1 per cent of performers within the National Australia Banks’ 35,000 employees. James has also completed the CFP® Certification program, which is the highest designation in financial planning for professional competency, ethics and professional practice standards.

Lawrence is a Senior Quantity Surveyor at Rider Levett Bucknall Gold Coast, a global independent construction, property and management consultancy. He’s a chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and operates in the residential, commercial, retail, hotel, health, education and aviation sectors in the Gold Coast and surrounding areas.

Lawrence is from the UK and worked in London until he moved to Kingscliff in 2020. Since then, he’s taken to several local Aussie past-times: surfing, camping and spearfishing; to name a few.

Lawrence is grateful for the unique landscape and opportunities the Gold Coast offers and is passionate about developing the city in a sustainable and positive way.

Speak to Lawrence about you or your client’s construction projects for advice on costs, feasibility, procurement, disputes and more.

Meet Maddi, an Associate Lawyer at Lawnch – a growing corporate, commercial, and advisory firm. Specialising in guiding fast-moving businesses through legal complexities, Maddi is dedicated to elevating businesses to new heights.

At Lawnch, we’re not just lawyers; we’re strategic partners committed to navigating the challenges of business growth. Maddi’s adept navigation of legal intricacies positions her as a trusted advisor, offering tailored solutions for businesses scaling up.

As a dynamic contributor to YP Gold Coast, Maddi thrives within a community of professionals shaping the future of law and business. With a commitment to staying at the forefront of legal developments, she ensures her clients benefit from the latest strategies. In the world of corporate commercial law, Maddi provides the strategic counsel that propels fast-moving businesses to success. Together, the Lawnch team embody a commitment to innovation, integrity, and collaboration in the ever-evolving legal landscape.

Madison is a dynamic Account Manager at Media Hunt Communications – one of Australia’s leading corporate public relations agencies specialising in property, real estate and tourism.

Possessing over three years experience in the industry, Madison is an avid wielder of words, a champion of communication and lover of storytelling who brings a fresh perspective and creative flair to her media campaigns.

Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Madison has watched her hometown evolve into the thriving city it is today. With its vibrant community, beautiful scenery and prosperous future, Madison will always be a supporter and advocate for the Gold Coast and is eager to see the next chapter in the city’s story.

As a Principal Planner at Colliers, Liam brings close to a decade of experience in town planning to successfully deliver development outcomes.

Liam has excelled in the development industry providing advice to ASX listed companies, delivering keynotes to government stakeholders and negotiating policy decisions in both a private and public role. He has a profound understanding of the planning legislation that applies to development and seeks to foster urban growth outcomes for the betterment of his City. Liam has a deep understanding of the emerging urban and regional growth challenges and is able to lead integrated development projects from concept to execution.

Liam is a strong technical analyst, with a high capacity for problem solving and project experience in developing systemic measures to deliver both land use and strategic planning projects.

Liam is passionate about advocating for the growth of the Gold Coast as the largest non-capital city in Australia and all of the benefits that come with growth. Liam seeks to promote change to planning policy to provide more innovative solutions to deliver housing outcomes that address the evolving needs of our diverse population.

Liam is a Gold Coast local, born and bred and enjoys his running, cycling and travelling.

Originally from Canada, Shannon moved to Gold Coast in 2010 to study at Griffith University. She continued her education to specialise in marketing, completing her master’s degree in 2016.

With over 15 years’ experience in marketing, Shannon now largely focuses on marketing and sales strategy across both B2B and B2C. She currently works at BITS Technology Group in business development and marketing to further her B2B skills and build maturity across technology, communications, and cyber security with businesses in SEQ.

Having developed her career on the Gold Coast, she understands the importance of organisations such as YP and looks to support them in their initiatives as a committee member.

Megan is the Brand Manager at full service marketing agency, Social & Staple. With a background in PR and Marketing, Megan champions the in-house Social & Staple marketing as well as supporting the wider team across services like paid advertising, email marketing, content creation and social media marketing.

Growing up on the northern end of the Gold Coast and now residing in the south, Megan has a great understanding of the vibrant city we are lucky enough to call home. Having worked across the beauty, food and beverage and fashion industries in small businesses across the Gold Coast, Megan has a great network of industry leaders she now calls friends.
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