Susan Parr headshotSUSAN Parr has paid tribute to outgoing chairman of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Andrew Heap, for his hard work and determination during a challenging period.
Ms Parr was elected chairwoman after Mr Heap announced he was stepping back from the role for professional and personal reasons.
‘‘Andrew Heap has worked tirelessly through a difficult period for the TCCI and on behalf of the board and members of the organisation I would like to thank him for his dedication and commitment,’’ Ms Parr said.
‘‘I am delighted that Andrew has agreed to remain on the board, as his wisdom and counsel will be of significant benefit as we move forward.’’
Ms Parr is CEO of St Ann’s Homes Inc aged care facilities in the state’s South and has been with the organisation for about 17 years. Her board experience is extensive. She has had 11 years with Aged and Community Services Tasmania, of which five were as president, as well as a further five years as a founding director of Aurora Energy.
At a national level, Ms Parr has been a member of two National Ministerial Advisory Committees on Children’s Services and a member of the board of Aged and Community Services Australia.
She has completed the Harvard Law School’s programs on negotiation and has been a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors for over 15 years.

North-West Coast businessman Paul Arnold has been elected deputy chairman.