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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Premier convenes Business Advisory Council

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Tuesday, June 09, 2015

    Premier convenes Business Advisory Council

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today convened the first meeting of the Premier’s Business Advisory Council.

    “In the first days of my Government, I convened an informal meeting of business and industry leaders to assure them that my Government wanted to work with the business community to create jobs and strengthen our economy,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “Since then, we have had an open door policy with business leaders, doing everything we can to encourage more investment in Queensland.

    “Today I have formalised this policy by establishing a high-profile Business Advisory Council.

    “This Council will include business and industry leaders representing a wide cross-section of the economy.

    “Whether it’s the resources sector, skills and training, property development or construction, or one of our emerging sectors like IT, these business leaders will bring to the table a variety of perspectives and ideas that can inform Government policy.

    “My constant engagement will all sectors of the economy won’t change, but my Business Advisory Council will provide me with a direct forum where senior business leaders can give the Government feedback and put forward ideas.”

    Ms Palaszczuk said consensus and consultation will be a hallmark of her Government.

    “By working together, we can grow the economy, improve productivity and support job creation.

    “We want to hear what the Government can do for the business community, because a prosperous business community means more jobs.

    “This is a high-profile group plugged into all facets of the economy, so I look forward to many positive outcomes from these meetings.”

    The Premier’s Business Advisory Council is expected to meet three to four times per year.

     

    Premier’s Business Advisory Council

    A.P. Eagers Limited

    Mr

    Martin

    Ward

    CEO

    Australia Pacific LNG

    Mr

    Page

    Maxson

    CEO

    Cardno Pty Ltd

    Mr

    Graham

    Yerbury

    Acting Chief Executive Officer - Chief Financial Officer

    Chapman Group

    Mr

    Ken

    Chapman

    Director

    G.James Glass and Aluminium

    Mr

    Lewis

    Saragossi

    CEO

    Goodline

    Mrs

    Catherine

    Kennedy

    Executive Manager

    Hutchinson Builders

    Mr

    Scott

    Hutchinson

    Executive Chairman

    Moore Stephens

    Mr

    Ken

    Pickard

    Managing Director

    NOJA Power Switchgear Pty Ltd

    Mr

    Neil

    O'Sullivan

    Managing Director

    Sarina Russo

    Ms

    Sarina

    Russo

    CEO

    Springfield Land Corporation

    Ms

    Raynuha

    Sinnathamby

    Managing Director

    The Lee Group

    Ms

    Keri Craig

    Lee

    CEO 

    Outcome Results

    Mr

    Rabieh

    Krayem

    Chairman   Managing Director

    News Corporation

    Mr

    Sean

    Ryan

    State Director

    Boeing Defence Australia

    Mr

    Kim

    Gillis

    Vice President & Managing Director

    Halfbrick Studios

    Mr

    Shainiel

    Deo

    CEO

    Rio Tinto Alcan, Bauxite & Alumina

    Mr

    Phillip

    Strachan

    Chief Executive Officer

    Russell Mineral Equipment RME

    Mr

    John

    Russell

    Managing Director