Intro – Gary Kerr


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B.Bus, Grad Cert Management


As Director and business partner in Workforce Vitality, Gary provides well-developed strategic thinking and big picture exploration to ensure the professional development solutions we offer, provide outcomes which are fit for future needs.  His on-going input and support with the development of business ideas and proposals, contracts, planning and coordination of events, research and marketing, and financial management  … is invaluable.

His passion and  core driver is to continually raise the bar and make a positive difference … to help organisations and communities grow and flourish.

Acknowledged as a leader in regional economic development, business and community engagement, Gary is an influencer of positive change resulting in real program outcomes for communities and organisations. He understands the important role that strong, adaptable leadership plays in achieving development and growth.

Gary has lead numerous workforce and economic development initiatives throughout regional New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.  He enjoys developing, leading and implementing innovative programs which address impacts being experienced as a result of major change, or to drive much needed change and growth.

In addition to his qualifications, Graduate Certificate in Management and Bachelor of Business …. he has completed numerous professional development courses in Accounting, Economic Development, Project Management, Proposal Preparation, Supervisory and Presentation Skills.

Groups and Associations:

  • Capricorn Coast Business Alliance – CCBA – Past President / Advisor
  • Cooktown Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – CCCT – Past Executive Committee roles
  • Cooktown Discovery Festival Committee
  • Economic Development Professionals
  • SEGRA – Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia
  • Stakeholder Engagement Specialists
  • Tourism Tropical North Queensland Board – Past board member