Tony de Leede, president of Australian Body Works, was elected as the president of Australian American Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors for 1998 last week.

      The meeting was held at the Buckhead residence of Geoff Gray, Australia’s consul general, who was made an honorary board member.

      Dan McRae, a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Martin, and Andre Schnabl, a partner in the accounting and consulting firm of Grant Thornton, were elected secretary and treasurer, respectively.

      A native of Sydney, Mr. de Leede founded Australian Body Works in 1982 with a “Women Only” aerobic studio in Buckhead.  The company now has 17 health clubs, and is the largest privately-owned health club chain in Atlanta.  He first arrived in Atlanta in 1981 after developing and selling a textile import company in Australia.

      Kenneth M. McKenzie, president of McKenzie & Company, is the immediate past president.

      The chamber has some 225 members.  For more information about chamber activities, call Noreen Quinn at (404) 681-2224.