GAPDL Welcomes New CEO

Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd (GAPDL) Chairperson Leigh Zimmerlie is excited to welcome the new CEO of GAPDL, Mr Darryl Branthwaite, who will commence as CEO from early September.

‘Darryl is a long serving Board Member and well known locally for his fishing expertise and passion for the Gladstone Region and we believe he will be a true asset in his new role within GAPDL,’ said Leigh Zimmerlie, Chairperson of the GAPDL Board.

Darryl Branthwaite has been heavily involved in the community starting back in the 90’s with the Chamber of Commerce and playing a part in the creation of the Boyne Tannum HookUp.

He operated his own very successful business at the Caltex Boyne River Truck stop, with his wife, and family, for 22 years, along with being a long standing GAPDL Board Director.

Darryl is also a recipient of many awards from Volunteer Manager of the Year award, to the prestigious Terry George Memorial Award for Community Leadership, nominations for Australia Day awards, and several Tourism Awards.

‘The Board welcome the appointment and are excited about working with Darryl to grow GAPDL and create new opportunities into the future,’ Leigh Zimmerlie said.

For any further information or enquiries, please contact GAPDL on 4972 4000.