CCIQ Advocacy team

Cherie Josephson

Manager of Policy and Advocacy

Cherie is an experienced policy advisor, strategic planner, management consultant and researcher. As Manager of the Policy and Advocacy team at the CCIQ, Cherie manages the development of CCIQ’s policy submissions and research projects across a broad policy space, advocating for the interests of small business across all sectors and regions in Queensland.

Cherie has 15 years experience in research, management consulting and industry advocacy. Prior to CCIQ, Cherie worked as a management consultant at one of the top four accounting and consulting firms, gaining extensive experience in planning and leading economic development and industry strategies, feasibility studies and business case projects, particularly on regional economic development and tourism and leisure projects and strategies across Australia. Prior to her career in consulting, Cherie was a senior industry policy advisor with the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, and prior to that worked as a strategic planning consultant on economic development strategies and tourism planning projects across regional Victoria.

Sustainability is a strong theme in Cherie’s career, through her experience consulting on nature based tourism projects and destination strategies, and more recently, advocating for a more sustainability-friendly business environment. Cherie holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Melbourne, and dual Bachelor of Business and Arts degrees from AUT University in Auckland.

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Hai Pham

Policy Advisor

Hai Pham is an economist and a policy advisor in the Policy and Advocacy team at CCIQ. As a policy advisor, he is responsible for the development of CCIQ’s policy submissions and research projects across a broad policy space. He also manages relationships with other Queensland chambers of commerce, and provides support and insights to businesses and policy makers across all sectors and regions in Queensland.

Hai has previous experience in research, management consulting and quantitative analysis. Prior to CCIQ, Hai worked as an economist for one of the top economics practices in Australia, gaining extensive experience in economics analysis, stakeholder engagements and strategic planning. During this time, he worked extensively in various industries, including tourism, education, policy advisory and health economics.

Future planning and sustainability are the main focus of Hai’s career, through his extensive experience in forecasting and policy development in tourism, school and higher education modelling as well as workforce planning. Hai holds an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma in Education from Queensland University of Technology.

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