Cav. Filippo D’Arrò – President

Current Professional Occupation
Company Director of Italiquore
Last two Professional Occupations
Castelmaine (Lion) Sponsorship & Trade relations manager – 18 years
Family Details
Married, with 2 boys
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Accademia della Cucina Italiana
Football (Brisbane Broncos)
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
To better connect Italy to Australia and viceversa and keep Italian culture alive.

Salvatore Gerbino – Vice President

Current Professional Occupation
Pastry Chef – Owner of Gerbino’s Pasticceria & Bakery
Last two Professional Occupations
Pastry Chef
Family Details
Married with three children: two boys and one girl
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Skiing, soccer
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
To keep Italian culture alive and to connect with the Italian community.

Tino Arquilla – Treasurer

Current Professional Occupation
Treasurer of ICCI Qld
Last two Professional Occupations
Director – Finance and administration
Director – Contract management
Family Details
Married with two children
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Soccer, Gardening, Fishing
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
I wish to assist in whatever capacity to roster the trade relationship between Italy and Australia.

Giovanni Antonaglia OAM

Current Professional Occupation
Director / Self-Employed – Jewellery Industry, Retail and Wholesale
Last two Professional Occupations
As above
Family Details
Married with  3 daughters and 7 grandchildren
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Reading, Writing, Bible studies
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
To support and to offer my professional guidance in order to develop and strengthen the organisation together with my fellow board member – to continue the traditions of Italy in Australia and the relationship between our countries.

Antonio Bosso

Current Professional Occupation
Tony is a prominent member of the Queensland business community.
Tony is a Director of a number of companies operating throughout Australia, in civil engineering construction, mining construction, transport industry and commercial property development. From its birth in Mt Isa in the early 1970’s, the group has expanded to the point where it now has a presence Australia-wide and internationally. Tony is highly respected in industry circles.
Family Details
Antonio (Tony) Bosso arrived in Australia as a young child with his immigrant Italian parents. Tony grew up in Perth and has maintained a close connection with his Italian heritage and culture. Tony has 6 children and 5 grandchildren and enjoys being involved with them in a close family relationship.
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Tony has a long history as a benefactor of charitable causes, such as Marist Mission Centre in Australia, Fiji, Brazil and New Zealand and San Isidro Care Centre, Aruligo in Solomon Islands. He is also a very strong supporter of Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Research Foundation (RBWH). Tony also started a foundation through the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute for research into blood cancer treatment. Tony has supported the promotion of international ballet in Queensland and has always supported organisations involved in mental health care and children with disabilities.
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
Tony is keen to promote the Italian culture in Queensland and to foster and promote closer relationships and business opportunities between local and Italian businesses. An excellent way of networking and meeting various business group and people.

Giorgio Giaroli

Current Professional Occupation
Consulting Engineer
Last two Professional Occupations
Managing Director of BG Group Engineers for the last 26 years
Engineer at CAIRE (Italian Engineering Firm) for 2 years prior
Family Details
Married with 3 children
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Committee Member – Tuscan Society
Into Football, Cycling and most sports generally
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Committee Member – Tuscan Society, Football, Cycling and most sports generally.
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
I am at the stage in my life where children are now grown up and it is possible to give a bit back to the community.

Peter Keyte

Current Professional Occupation
Chief Operating Officer – Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd
2004 to current
Last two Professional Occupations
Terminal Manager – P&O Ports Brisbane 1999 to 2003
NSW State Manager – P&O Nedlloyd Pty Ltd 1996 to 1999
Family Details
Married with 4 children
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Fishing and Camping, Holiday House Stradbroke Island and travelling to Italy as number 1 favourite destination.
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
To build trade links with Italy and assist in growth opportunities for new business start-ups from Italy. Focus on commercial links and provide network and contacts for Italian based businesses in Queensland.

Cav. John Kotzas

Current Professional Occupation
Chief Executive, QPAC
Last two Professional Occupations
Managing Director of Brisbane Festival, Teacher at Brisbane State High School
Family Details
Married with 3 kids
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Sport, community development, passion for multiculturalism.

Cathy Pappalardo

Current Professional Occupation
CEO/Principal, Hubbard’s School
Last two Professional Occupations
• Deputy Principal
• Education and Careers Counsellor
Family Details
• Married with three sons
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
• Strategic Leadership Development and Governance
• Treasurer and Membership Secretary for the Qld Association of Student Advisors (QASA) facilitating Professional Development opportunities such as Conferences and Workshops for Career Practitioners
• Committee member of the Careers Industry Council of Australia (CICA) which advocates for Career Practitioners and promotes the access to Career Development for people of all ages
• Chair of Holy Spirit Church Pastoral Council
• Languages spoken – English, Italian, German (conversational) and French (conversational)
• Travel & interest in promoting the Italian culture and experience
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
I am proud of my Italian heritage and of my adopted country, Australia. Being on the ICCI Board would give me the opportunity to:
• Assist in facilitating the promotion of Italian brands and businesses in Australia and vice versa
• Network with a vibrant and dynamic group of people who share a common interest in the advancement of Italian products and businesses in Australia
• Apply my skill set (including strategic leadership skills, communication and collaboration skills) to benefit trade relations between Australia and Italy for the economic, cultural and community benefit of both nations
• Explore the possibility of creating new Australian / Italian trade opportunities.

Allan Pidgeon AM

Current Professional Occupation
Engaged in family property business
Last two Professional Occupations
Stockbroker
Family Details
Married with three children
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Australian national flag association
Mater hospital foundation
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
Have been attending ICCI functions for many years, so happy to be involved at a deeper level.

Rosie Vecchio

Current Professional Occupation
Property Manager / Consultant
Last two Professional Occupations

Hospitality business owner
Fashion wholesaler
Family Details
Born in Brisbane, three children  
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements

President Sicilian Association of QLD Inc., Member of the Accademia della Cucina Italiana – Brisbane Chapter
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
With my dedication to the promotion of the Italian culture, I would like to support the Chamber in its continued growth & success, both financial & social. In this way, see the strengthening of the commercial links between Italy & Australia. 

Andrea Viaggi

Current Professional Occupation
Brisbane Branch Manager at FJT Logistics – freight forwarding
Last two Professional Occupations
Logistics & Procurement manager for an Italian importer
Operation Manager at FJT Logistics – freight forwarding
Family Details
Born in Italy (Livorno), Australian Citizen, Married
Non-Professional Interests and Involvements
Tennis, soccer and camping
Why I am involved in ICCI (Qld) and willing to be a member of the ICCI (Qld) board
I have been living in Brisbane since 2013 and working for an Italian freight forwarder. I can appreciate the importance for both myself and my company to have a presence in the Italian Business Community to have networking opportunities. 
This allows me to maintain the connection to Italy.