CCIQ President Steps Down
CCIQ President David Goodwin has today decided to stand down from his role as President of CCIQ following his decision to stand for pre-selection for the Federal Senate.
This decision is in-line with CCIQ’s recent constitutional changes ratified on 2 October.
The changes enshrined and reaffirmed CCIQ’s non-political status and included clauses relating to directors and senior management of the organisation who may wish to seek political office, ensuring that any such moves must be fully disclosed and may require those persons to retire from the Board or organisation.
CCIQ Vice–Chair, Peter Grant, will act as president during the interim period prior to the AGM in November, after which a President will be elected.
David was elected President in 2009, and during his three year tenure has helped modernise CCIQ into Queensland’s peak business body, actively supporting the interests of small and medium businesses across the state.
During his tenure, CCIQ has led the charge against business red tape, helped ease the burden of taxation on Queensland business through the changes to the payroll tax and acted as a voice and advocate for the state’s small and medium businesses.
Mr Goodwin said, "As a small business owner, I became involved with CCIQ to ensure that there is a powerful voice for small and medium business in Queensland and that the needs of the business community are addressed by policy makers at all levels of government. I am confident that CCIQ is this voice and will continue to be so in the future."