Shannon Willoughby is the Chief Executive Officer and Committee Secretary of Study Gold Coast, the peak industry and city marketing body for the Gold Coast’s education and training sector.
Holding a Bachelor of Communication from Bond University, Shannon is a former senior journalist at the Gold Coast Bulletin. Also the former long-term president of Young Professionals Gold Coast, Shannon is infinitely passionate about the Gold Coast and has been a leader in drawing attention to the city’s issues and potential.
Shannon is currently Councillor for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s (CCIQ) Gold Coast Regional Policy Council and board member of Ohana for Youth, Gen-Z Employment and Regional Development Australia. Shannon also sits on the Regional Community of Practice, led by the State Government’s International Education and Training Unit Queensland.
She leads a team at Study Gold Coast which is committed to enhancing the student experience, creating employability opportunities for all Gold Coast graduates, retain talent on the Gold Coast and attract new students to call the Gold Coast their home during their education and training.
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