Goondiwindi-based businesswoman Julia Spicer has been appointed Queensland’s new Chief Entrepreneur.
She will step into the year-long voluntary role, taking over from Wayne Gerard, next month.
The appointment by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk comes as the state turns its attention to hosting the Olympic Games in 2032 and the opportunities it provides for innovation and business.
“Mrs Spicer has founded and grown several successful regional businesses within her current hometown of Goondiwindi, and has been a champion for startup and business entrepreneurialism in rural, regional and remote communities,” the Premier said.
“She is an active member of Queensland’s Innovation Advisory Council and has received many awards and achievements. In 2022, she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to the community through a range of organisations.