Business Navigator Western Downs is a business growth advisory service partnering with owners of new and developing businesses in the Western Downs to accelerate their growth.  The service is a partnership of Shell's QGC business and

Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise.

Our team provides strategy, finance and marketing advice as well as hands-on assistance to help develop strategy and achieve business objectives.  

Ariane de Rooy
Lead Business Coach

Ariane de Rooy is an unshakeable optimist who loves to collaborate. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in Australia, the UK and South East Asia, directly advising business owners and not-for-profit organisations on growth strategies.


Having built a number of businesses from scratch herself, Ariane has a solid understanding of the challenges small business owners face.

Ariane partners with clients to introduce new ways of thinking about their business,  develop and implement business goals and plans, source funding and connect leaders with other experts.  She is known for providing practical, hands-on assistance and motivating business owners to succeed.

Ariane is based in Chinchilla and spends time in Toowoomba.

Reach out to Ariane at ariane@navigatorwesterndowns.com.au


Suzie Wood
Business Coach

Business Coach Suzie Wood is a senior finance professional with a unique blend of Australian and International business experience in a wide range of industries, across both large and small businesses.


Suzie is a Chartered Accountant, and has a sound ability to understand holistic business financial requirements and to help drive efficiencies and innovation across various business functions.

Successfully delivering a diverse array of financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting and business case proposals, Suzie is very adept at rapidly establishing working relationships with local networks and key stakeholder groups and businesses. 


Suzie lives in Jandowae. 

Reach out to Suzie at suzie@navigatorwesterndowns.com.au

Ailsa Cass
Digital Marketing Advisor

Ailsa Cass is a qualified and passionate marketing professional with experience working with a diverse range of organisations, from FMCG/Food Companies, Professional Services to home-based Online Businesses.


With a sound knowledge of both consumer and trade marketing along with experience in branding and website development Ailsa brings a good hands-on approach to the team.


Fastidious with details, Ailsa is also a strong project manager ensuring clients are well looked after and projects are delivered to the highest standard. 


Ailsa is originally from Oakey and has lived and worked in Chinchilla for the past ten years.

Reach out to Ailsa at ailsa@navigatorwesterndowns.com.au

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