Wolfgang Kelke, Master Pastry Chef, is the King of Cakes. His passion for culinary excellence has seen him work in some of the world's finest restaurants and cake shops. With a wealth of technical expertise, he combines traditional artisan baking methods with family recipes. This unique blend results in the delicious traditional cakes, breads and pastries that come out of the King of Cakes ovens.
With an impressive list of qualifications and experience, Wolfgang decided it was time to introduce his craft to the rest of the world. He and his family chose to settle down in Brisbane where he opened the doors to his first cake shop in Taringa in April 1990.
Live is a journey not a destination * we are not products of circumstances, we are a product of our decisions * I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Leon joins the committee as secretary with a wide range of experience in large corporates, previous accounting firms, financial services and funds management and a number of consulting and smaller businesses he has formed and operated.
Leon’s extensive financial experience as a senior banker and CEO / fund manager of mortgage funds provides an insightful opinion on debt structuring, funding needs and compliance.
Wolfgang is a tax account with over 25 years experience in accountancy and taxation.
After graduating from the Free University Berlin with a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration he worked for several years for accountancy firms in Germany.
Wolfgang and his family decided to migrate to Australia in 1997. He initially worked for accountancy firms and then for more than 15 years for the Australian Taxation Office, much of this time at the Executive level.
Wolfgang is now a partner with Cinch Accountants & Advisers. They provide holistic financial services including all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advice. Many of Wolfgang’s clients have business interest in Australia and Germany and require his knowledge and understanding of the German language and business culture.
With her communication skills and engaging personality, Ruth makes the ideal membership officer for GABA. Please don’t hesitate to contact her about any questions, queries, ideas or feedback you might have – she will happily get in touch with you to discuss any matter!
She is not only passionate about connecting and connecting with people, but also about education, which is her university and work background, the development of disadvantaged young people, which was the topic of her doctor’s thesis, and – as a Bavarian – the art of brewing beer (and she can proudly say that all of her homebrews so far have at least been drinkable).
Years of experience in senior business management, her academic background and now running her own eLearning company contribute to the continuous development of GABA – and her energy and enthusiasm push it even further.
Webmaster and Online Affairs
With over 10 years experience in the IT industry, mainly in the field of IT security, Markus has worked for high profile companies and clients like Mercedes-Benz or Fujitsu.
After migrating to Australia Markus founded Happy Cloud Solutions, a company focused on providing tailored IT services, consulting and managed services.
Markus has a Masters degree in Management and is a graduated engineer in Information Technology.
Willy is a senior professional freight forwarder with over 35 years of international experience working for DB Schenker in all areas of logistics in Germany, Middle East and now in Australia.
In June 2015, Willy started his own freight consultancy business and in addition to other Qld based customers, he is also currently contracted to DB Schenker to develop the PNG Trade Lane.
He brings a number of valuable qualities to your GABA Committee including a comprehensive knowledge of back-office systems and procedures.
Make contact with Willy at one of our network meetings – he’ll be delighted to share his global insights and hear yours.
We would like to thank the following external advisors
Frank Bish, Communications Advisor
Shane Gilroy, Online Communications Advisor
Vince Valitutti, Photography