Invited Speakers

  • Mayor Fred Gela

    Mayor Fred Gela
    Torres Strait Island Regional Council

    Mayor Gela's strong vision for the region is founded in his deep commitment for his people.

    Serving his third term Mayor Gela is committed to improving essential services, ensuring Council’s sustainability, rehabilitation of failing infrastructure and develop economic opportunities and has a strong vision for greater autonomy through Regional Governance Reform.

    Mayor Gela believes the 21st century is the time of innovation, where we must embrace new ideas and forge new partnerships, whilst maintaining faith with the communities we serve.

    Mayor Gela is a returning member of the LGAQ Policy Executive and is the Deputy Chair of the newly established Community Enterprise Queensland Board.