30 August, 2021
John McVeigh to take over as chair of TSBE
Former Member for Groom John McVeigh has been announced as the new chairperson of Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) with current Chairman Shane Charles stepping down in October.
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio thanked and acknow-ledged Mr Charles for his contribution to the community after close to 10 years with TSBE,.
“TSBE continues to be a powerhouse in advocating for infrastructure and economic growth across the Region,” Mayor Antonio said.
“TSBE has been amazing in the way it’s stimulated our economy over the past 10 years and Shane has been instrumental in getting the organisation to where it is today.
"Shane had a number of roles in his time with TSBE and I, along with all of Council, would like to thank him for his service.
“While it’s sad to see him leave, it must be said that when one door closes, another opens. We now welcome Prof. Hon. John McVeigh to the role who will bring a wealth of experience to the role.
“As the former Member for Groom, John has worked across all levels of government and is currently the Executive Director for the Institute for Resilient Regions within the University of Southern Queensland.
“I’m sure John will be a huge asset to TSBE and look forward to working with him moving forward.”