Margi Cousins - Chair
​Business Consultant
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Margi is an experienced Business Consultant and Adviser  with a demonstrated history of working in government policy and advocacy. Skilled in Business  Development and Planning, Leadership and Management, Coaching, Event Management, Team Building, and Policy Writing. Strong consulting professional graduated from Federation University. Experienced Senior Executive and Board Director with the ability to influence and understand the strategic picture, combined with a practical hands on approach. 

Expertise in financial leadership and governance, and demonstrated experience across the corporate environment including Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing and Asset Management in both the not for profit and commercial sector. An engaging leader with a demonstrated talent in building and leading high performing teams.

I am an active member of various stakeholder groups across the region and regularly interact with all tiers of government, including successfully approaching these for funding assistance.

I have extensive industry and business networks including but not exclusive of:


  • Federal Department of Education and Training
  • State Department of Education and Training
  • Regional Development Victoria
  • AusIndustry
  • Network of Industry, Government & Education
  • The City of Ballarat Economic Strategy Advisory Group
  • Small Business Victoria
  • Business Enterprise Centres Network Victoria
  • Business Enterprise Centres Australia
  • Victorian Small Business Centres Network Group
  • Ballarat Business Women’s Group
  • Ballarat Regional Tourism Association
  • Central Highlands Strategic Development Group
  • Better Business Ballarat network
  • Commerce Ballarat
  • Committee for Ballarat
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Business To Beaufort- Pyrenees Shire
  • Industry Capability Network

Interests: My family, knitting, quilting and various crafts, healthy cooking and keeping fit walking with my Westie