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Yvonne Buckley

Since 1981, I have managed a number of small businesses and I remain engaged in the Tasmanian small business landscape. As a result of my varied managerial experience, I have a diverse understanding of small business operations in business disciplines ranging from printing, sports publishing, property management and development, boat building, hospitality and tourism. My key areas of competency include financial management, accounting and bookkeeping, and business development In addition to my management experience, I have held positions on various state and national sporting associations.


  • Finance-
  • Marketing-
  • Online-
  • Sales-
  • Management-


  • Education and training-
  • Tourism, hospitality, accommodation and food services-
  • Retail trade-
  • Information media and telecommunications-

Spoken Languages:

State: Tasmania

Primary Locations:

  • Hobart-
  • Huon Valley-
  • Southern Midlands-

Locations by request:

  • Launceston-
  • Northern Midlands-
  • (Happy to visit these locations as needed)

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Tasmania) or by Phone and online

I can also deliver mentoring by phone and online

Current Occupation:

Director, Consolidated Investments Pty Ltd Property manager • Land subdivision, Proctors Rd, Hobart • Commercial property Elizabeth St, North Hobart

Detailed CV:


Adopts a team-oriented approach with the proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and clients.

 A skilled verbal and written communicator and strategic thinker.

Broad understanding of principles associated with small business start-up and small business management

 Proficient in MYOB Account Edge



 1971    Bachelor of Science                           University of Tasmania

             Major in Mathematics

1981    Bachelor of Commerce                       University of Tasmania

            Major in Accounting

 2016    English Language Tutor Trainer         TasTAFE        



 2011 – 2014    Owner/Director, Spritsail Enterprises

Wooden Boat Centre Franklin

 In this role, I co-ordinated courses in wooden boat building, front office reception, visitor experience and business management.

 1986 – 2013    Founding Partner & Director, Artemis Publishing Consultants

 Artemis was a business that involved managing and co-ordinating the production of diverse print media.

I was ultimately responsible for the management of the business and my responsibilities included:

  • financial management;
  • project management;
  •  business development;
  • technical input including proofreading and editing;
  • managing and recruiting staff; and
  •  liaising with a variety of subcontractors and suppliers.

 2003                Owner/Director,  Spritsail Enterprises

Waterman’s Café and Maritime Centre

Waterman’s was a boating merchandise shop and café on the Hobart waterfront. As owner, I sourced merchandise, supervised staff,  assisted with food preparation and performed all facets of financial management.

 1981 – 1993    Managing Director, Creative Typographics Pty Ltd

 Creative Typographics was a typesetting and desktop publishing company. My responsibilities included:

financial management, staff supervision and recruitment, business development and technical input including proofreading and editing.

 1978 -  1980    Accountant, Banks Paton Australia Pty Ltd

 1977-1978       Management Accountant,  Telecom Australia

 1972 – 1976    Administration, Department of Employment, Education and Training

 1971                Teacher of Physics, The Fahan School


 2000   Australian Sports Medal

2000   Tasmanian Womens Hockey Association Life Member

1995   Tasmanian Sportsman’s Association Service to Sport Award


 2016   Volunteer Tutor, Adult Migrant English Program


2015    Volunteer Adult Migrant Literacy Group

            Hobart LINC

2000-2002    Board Member, Hockey Australia

1996-2000    Board of Management, Tasmanian Hockey Centre

1992-1993     Board of Management, Womens Hockey Australia      



 2010 – 2012   Project Officer, East Coast Zone Tourism Marketing Group

2000 – Present  Director, Consolidated Investments Pty Ltd

 Projects include:        

  • Residential development, Hampden Rd Hobart
  • Land subdivision, Proctors Rd, Hobart
  • Property manager, 353-357 Elizabeth St, Hobart


2006 – Present    Member  and past Board Member, Sandy Bay Bowls Club

2015 – Present    Member, Sing for Your Life Choir

2008 -  Present    Member and Past Committee Member, 

                             Hobart group, Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society


 Lawn bowls, travel, tennis, current affairs, hiking, French language and community singing



  • BSc BComm

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