Institute delighted to announce two new Co-Chairs for Cairns

Nathan Lee Long, Associate at Jacobs Group, and Elisha-Vi Raso, Business Banking Executive – Regional and Agribusiness for National Australia Bank have been announced as the new Acting Co-Chairs of the Institute’s Cairns Branch.

Institute CEO Kirsty Chessher-Brown said she was delighted to announce the appointments saying both new Co-Chairs brought with them an outstanding record of contribution to both industry and the Cairns community.

Kirsty said the Institute’s greatest strength was its backbone of senior industry experts such as Nathan and Elisha-Vi who volunteer their time to help support the industry, which supports close to 7,000 jobs in the region and contributes $1,976 million to the local economy annually.

“Both Nathan and Elisha-Vi have an incredible depth of expertise and experience they will bring to this role,” Kirsty said.

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