Kurt Heidecker is the inaugural CEO of the Gladstone Industry Leadership Group. This group was established in 2009 to collectively address the issues of mutual |regional concern of six of Australia’s largest industrial sites. These industry sites, all located in Gladstone, together directly and indirectly employ nearly 10,000 people from a town with a population of less than 35,000. From 2006 to 2008, Kurt was the Operations Officer if an international event management software company. Prior to this he held a number of project roles in Telstra and at the Sydney Olympic Games and was a construction engineer in the Australian Defence Force. Kurt holds various board positions including:’ Deputy Chair – Fitzroy Basin Association ‘ Director – Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service’ Member – Regional Development Australia, Fitzroy and Central West Committee’ Member – Central Queensland Institute of TAFE, Advisory Council.