Brisbane Marketing is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Fraser as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
As COO, Mr Fraser will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board to deliver on the organisation’s strategic direction, drive Brisbane Marketing’s programs and further enhance the organisation’s government and industry relationships.
The role is an important one in continuing the momentum of Brisbane’s growing global reputation and delivering on the city’s economic blueprint, the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan.
Mr Fraser knows Brisbane Marketing well, having worked for The Office of Economic Development for the City of Brisbane and Brisbane Marketing for almost 10 years until the early 2000’s.
Mr Fraser is ideally suited to this position as he brings extensive global experience in economic development, corporate and government relations, and project management.
His executive positions include Investment Director at Brisbane Marketing, Investment Director (North America) for Invest Australia, General Manager at Australia Trade Coast, and for the past six years, Mr Fraser held various senior executive positions at Vale, one of the world’s largest global resources companies.
During Mr Fraser’s time at Vale he has been instrumental in the delivery numerous growth projects for Vale’s Global Coal business and has delivered significant organisational change across the Australian Coal business.
Brisbane-born and bred, Mr Fraser is looking forward to utilising his local knowledge and international experience to leverage Brisbane’s many opportunities as Australia’s New World City.
“Brisbane is at a pivotal time in its evolution, it has a number of competitive strengths when compared to other cities in the Asia Pacific Region and is gaining global awareness as a destination for investment, tourism, education, conventions and events,” he said.
“Through the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan, we have a unique opportunity to work with the business community and government to continue the economic momentum that the city has enjoyed in recent years.
“Brisbane is one of the few cities in the world that successfully combines a vibrant business economy with an incredible lifestyle offering and I’m excited to be part of the team dedicated to delivering the vision for Brisbane’s future prosperity.
Mr Fraser will start his new role on Monday 18th January 2016.