The Trinity Foundation Business Breakfast last Friday was a resounding success. Guests left feeling
bouyant and positive about being part of our Gold Coast community after listening to the panel of guest speakers. David Loft, Chair of the Finance Committee, and College Council and Foundation member was MC for the morning.
Our three guest speakers were all incredibly interesting and highly entertaining to listen to.
Andrew Winter is an English-born real estate property expert, TV personality and author. He is known for presenting the British TV series “Selling Houses” and its Australian version “Selling Houses Australia”. Andrew has released two property books: “No-Nonsense Guide to Buying and Selling Property” and “Andrew Winter's Australian Real Estate Guide”. Andrew has also co-hosted the Australian version of the Canadian based show “Love It or List It”. Andrew has won the ASTRA subscriber's choice award for Favourite Male Personality and was a nominee for the 2018 Gold Logie Award and Most Popular Presenter.
Chris Mills is the CEO of Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), which owns and operates airports on the Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach. Currently Chris is rolling out approximately $500m of investment in the Gold Coast airport which includes expanding the terminal and building the first hotel at the airport. Chris has 30 years’ experience in diverse industries including tourism, leisure, retail, finance and property planning and development. He has worked in senior executive roles in Australia and England. He has a particular passion for tourism which is evident in his current role in the aviation industry, and previous executive roles in businesses such as Dreamworld, d’Albora marinas and the South Bank precinct in Brisbane. Chris is currently on the boards of Tourism and Events Queensland, Tourism and Transport Forum Australia, and the Australian Airports Association.
Rachel Hancock was appointed editor of the Gold Coast Bulletin at the end of last year, moving her family to the Coast from Brisbane where she was deputy editor of the Courier Mail and Sunday Mail. She started her career in South Australia, where she held roles including Deputy Editor (Saturday) of The Advertiser and Deputy Editor of Adelaide's Sunday Mail. She was also the first female editor of one of the country's most quirky and successful tabloids, the NT News, where she quickly learnt crocs were readership gold, but they had to share the spotlight with award-winning investigative journalism.
A very big thank-you to all our sponsors for your generous support of this event, and to Angie Bell, MP, member for Moncrieff for attending our breakfast and for presenting the prizes to our raffle winners.
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We hope everyone who attended had a really wonderful time, and we look forward to seeing you again at our next Foundation event.