Council announces Sunshine Coast Enterprises’ new board
  • Tuesday 24 November 2009

Council is pleased to announce new volunteer company directors for their wholly owned subsidiary company Sunshine Coast Enterprises.

Economic development portfolio chair, Councillor Lew Brennan said the company Sunshine Coast Enterprises Pty Ltd has appointed a new highly credentialed board that will be responsible for the delivery of business development services right across the Sunshine Coast and hinterland.

“From a field of high calibre applicants, I strongly believe we have achieved our aim in appointing volunteer board members with a wealth of business experience from a range of backgrounds to work with the company’s chief executive officer,” Cr Brennan said.

“Council is looking forward to working alongside re-appointed SCE chair Bill McDonald, the new board includes Greg Livingston (Deputy Chair), Stephen Dittmann, David Curd, Frank O'Shea, Ross Hepworth, Sue Dunlop, Terence Seymour, Tracey Goodwin-McDonald,” he said.

“They represent the geographical spread of our region and include individuals with multi national and not for profit experience aligned with a passion for private sector business success.”

“As Sunshine Coast businesses provide the jobs our community needs to sustain our enviable standard of living, we need to be doing everything we can both now and into the future, to assist Sunshine Coast business to remain successful in a highly competitive environment,” Councillor Brennan said.

Sunshine Coast Enterprises chair Bill McDonald said he was honoured to be re-elected to the position and working with the volunteer board members to deliver a range of business services across the region in supporting local businesses.

“I look forward to building on the excellent work and high commitment of our previous directors as SCE moves into an exciting new phase,” Bill McDonald said.

“Council has selected a strategic board with great prospects to make a difference to the region’s existing employment capacity,” he said.

“The 2009-10 board will build on SCE’s current work in jobs creation, skills development in the small to medium enterprise sector, and provide direction in ramping up initiatives to reduce the high levels of residents journeying outside our region to work on a daily basis.”

“The new board has a corporate feel to assist these activities, and to ensure we grow export capacity which is so essential to a high performing economy.”

“I feel confidant that together, business, community and government can work to secure the jobs we need to achieve a strong future.”