Business leader steps down
A BUSINESS leader who played a pivotal part in the creation of three festivals in the southern Gold Coast has stood down after more than three years.
Former Connecting Southern Gold Coast general manager Jim Wilson said he had left to pursue other avenues.
"I will be looking for other opportunities on the Gold Coast and Brisbane," Mr Wilson said.
"I am leaving on good terms with the council. In fact I have indicated that I would like to be on the board of Connecting Southern Gold Coast.
"Connecting Southern Gold Coast has been a success and we have created three festivals in the area in three years, that's the Cooly Rocks On, Kirra Kite Festival and Bleach."
Mr Wilson said Bleach was a great success for its inaugural year and it was able to capture the culture of the southern Gold Coast.
"I live on the southern Gold Coast and intend to continue doing so, so I will watch CSGC's progress from here with keen interest," he said.
"The company has much more it can do in the community and if I can help in any way, of course I will. The area is the best place in the world to live."
Mr Wilson said he thanked the council's Economic Development and Major Projects Directorate, divisional Councillor Chris Robbins, Gold Coast Airport Limited, Gold Coast Tourism, John Flynn Private Hospital, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Surf World Gold Coast Museum and all the smaller businesses on the southern Gold Coast for the support they had shown him and the team under his leadership.
Cr Chris Robbins thanked Mr Wilson for his contribution.
"CSGC has done good work so far in helping to promote all the wonderful things the southern Gold Coast has to offer and I think this good work supporting local businesses and the community will continue to expand," said Cr Robbins.
"Mr Wilson has been a part of this and I wish him well in the future."
Mr Wilson said he left a great team behind to continue the work of Connecting Southern Gold Coast.