YP Gold Coast is proud to present our new committee that will be leading the organisation forward in 2022.

Matthew Dodds of PKF has been elected to the position of President. Matthew will be joined on the executive team by Lauren Thompson, Marketing Executive at The Star Entertainment Group, who will continue to service the role of Co-Vice President. In this role, she will be joined by the elected Co-Vice President Jacqueline Bojanowski, Account Director at Sabio (previously Ruby Communications).

Joshua Lumley, Managing Director of Prmpt R&D Consultants, will be taking over the role of treasurer. The final member of the valued executive team is Cleopatra Jackson, Solicitor at Cronin Miller Litigation, who will continue in the role of Secretary.

Matthew is joined by the following members of the management committee of YP Gold Coast:

  • James Fulton-Kennedy CFP: Financial Planner – Morgans Gold Coast
  • Karleigh Pearson: Marketing & Communications Manager – Hilton Surfers Paradise
  • Grant Brisland: Director – Business Growth & Development – HOTA, Home of the Arts
  • Nicholas Rossi: Associate – Marino Law
  • Gabrielle Armes: Marketing Manager – Five by Five

President Matthew Dodds said the Gold Coast is at a turning point following a really challenging couple of years as a result of the pandemic. Businesses and individuals have survived these tough times, needing to be agile as they adjust their business and working practices to become more efficient. Following these challenges we’re seeing more resilient businesses and professionals spearheading their professions and industries to drive the City forward.

“These community circumstances coupled with opportunities presented to the Gold Coast in the lead up to major events such as the 2032 Brisbane Olympics have the City perfect positioned for success and we are thrilled to act as the voice for both emerging and established professionals”, “I couldn’t be more excited to be at the helm of a group that can actively advocate for young professionals during this time, I know that with our highly skilled committee we will be able to offer a true and powerful voice for the Gold Coast over the coming years”.

The YP Gold Coast committee would like to recognise the efforts of the outgoing president, Martin Garred. Martin has contributed greatly to the fabric of YP over his years of service and as an organisation, we would like to congratulate him on the success of his business, Civity, over the past few years and wish him the best in his future endeavors.

2022 Reconnect Event
With just two weeks to go until the 2022 Reconnect Event hosted by YP Gold Coast on February 11 at The Aviary Rooftop Bar, we invite you to come along and meet the refreshed Committee, catch up with familiar faces and make new connections.

Final release tickets are on sale now.

Author: Matthew Dodds