We’re here to help local Hunter Valley business

Our vision is to improve economic opportunity for every member of the Branxton / Greta community.

The key to the success in our area is the focus on the development and facilitation of local economic opportunity and to encourage and support community and business participation.

Our Mission Statement

We strive to create a better everyday life for the citizens of Branxton / Greta by working with business, Government and major stakeholders to inspire and implement solutions for improved trading environment and stronger economic growth for the town centres.

Board of Directors

Peree Watson


Peree Watson is a lifelong community member who has worn a few hats over the years: business owner, executive roles in local tourist associations, sporting organisations, community groups, professional fundraising for local charities including domestic violence and medical research charities and political candidate for state government. Peree currently hold a full time role working in the office of Jenny Aitchison, Member for Maitland, is a keen volunteer, and is involved with her husband’s Hunter Valley-based small business.

Michael D. Lowing


Michael has been a member of the Branxton Greta business community since 1997 when he and his wife Helen opened Branxton & Vineyards Real estate and commenced publication of the Branxton Greta Vineyards News. Michaels’ tertiary training was in accounting & management. As one of many instrumental in the formation of the Branxton & Greta Business Chamber. Michael has made a significant contribution, since inception, through his roles as President and Treasurer which is currently his role on the committee. Michael was also instrumental in the formation of The Branxton Greta Hunter River Tourist Trails Inc. which was a forerunner to the current business chamber. He loves living in the local area and has always stated that he’d wished he had discovered the area a lot earlier in his life.

Len O’Mally


Len OMally has worked in the hospitality industry for 36 years. In that time, he has owned and operated hotels, wine bars and restaurants. Len comes from a country background having a keen interest in horse husbandry. He is a qualified executive chef who has worked at the Watson’s Bay Hotel, Robin Hood Hotel, Concord Private Golf Club, Parramatta Leagues Club and owned his own wine bar. Len moved to the lower Hunter Valley in recent years working with Hilltop associated businesses as the Operations Manager of Tattersalls Hotel. He also runs his own ventures in thoughbred breeding and Hunter Valley Horseriding and Adventures. Len involves himself in community activities, sport, especially horses and is so happy to have made the move back to the country. He loves the lower Hunter and is very keen to help the community and local businesses.

Helen Lowing

Membership Officer

Helen is the Proprietor and Licensee In Charge at local real estate agency Branxton & Vineyards Real Estate. She has thirty years real estate experience in the local area. A long time resident, Helen is passionate about the growth and success of the Central Hunter region and creating opportunities for the next generation.