Local physio puts his hand up for MSC elections.
"My wife and I have lived in Mareeba for the past two years and both enjoy the sense of community and welcoming spirit. So I have decided to run as an independent candidate for Council and coming from a professional background where critical thinking is vital and common sense must be applied to get things done, I offer my services to the voters of the Mareeba Shire.
I believe my background and experience in industry and the health profession gives me a far reaching scope of understanding of regional areas. Raised in Tasmania I completed my apprenticeship as a Fitter & Turner and later completed a Diploma of Aquaculture and worked in the fish farming industry.
When I moved to Queensland I discovered my passion for health and fitness and completed my Bachelor of Human Movement Studies and then a Master of Physiotherapy studies at UQ.
In my professional working career I have hands on experience in government health organisations where I have been responsible for budgets, service delivery across multiple regional health sites, conducted aged care facilities audit and operated a pilot scheme to improve outcomes for elderly residents in the community. I understand the importance of being able to gain support of all stakeholders and bring them all along the journey so we are working together to achieve product outcomes.
These are the skillsets I will bring to my role as a Councillor. I would consider it a privilege to work for the people of the Mareeba Shire and continue to ensure the services of Council are provided in a businesslike and efficient manner."