Campaign – 2016 Federal Election – John Gibson Qld Independent Candidate for the Senate
Presently semi retired John Gibson resides in the Central Coastal Queensland City of Mackay Qld. An active member of the Mackay community John has owned and managed not only his own group of businesses under the AUSPAC GROUP of companies but has held senior management roles with several large engineering service companies in Mackay and Toowomba Qld.
With a background of 15 years RAAF Service to his country and 36 Years Service to Industry and Community Service John Gibson should be the “Standout Senate Candidate for Qld Voters.
John, in a voluntary capacity has previously held the position of Vice President / President Chairman of the Mackay Regional Development Bureau for a period of 4 years and responsible for economic development and promotion of the then 7 shires around central Queensland including Mackay – Sarina – Belyando – Broadsound – Whitsunday. All major economic contributors to success and development of Queensland.
In 1986 he was nominated in the QBEX Queensland Business Executive of the Year and in 1987 he was named Central Queensland Business Executive of the Year.
He has held several Board of Directors positions over the years including Austmine a Development & Mining Group with a record of exports in excess of $8 billion per year of mining equipment products and services. John has traveled extensively throughout India and South East Asia. He has attended trade missions in India – Indonesia – Thailand – Malaysia – Singapore – Philippines – Peru – Bolivia – Brazil. He has also has a huge network of business associates in Canada and the USA.
John has an impressive list of previous senior management jobs including:-
- Superintendent BHP Group – Titan Mining & Engineering
- General Manager GE Goninan /Tulk Goninan – now UGL
- Managing Director of the Auspac Group – Mackay
- Area Manager Mackay & Emerald with KAL – Komatsu Australia Limited
- Regional Manager Transfield Services – Mackay
- CEO – Australian Farm Machinery Toowoomba
- CEO – Business Development Manager AFM O’Phee Semi Trailer Manufacturing.
- CEO Moranbah Engineering Group
- QLD State Manager – H&M Engineering Group.
He believes his experiences equip him well to pursue the representation for the Constituents and Businesses of Qld as an Independent Senator.
The most important issues to me and the focus of my Election Campaign are
** You can view a brief profile of John Gibson on Linkedin
** John is the Owner Manager of Mine Shuttle Couriers Pty Ltd.