TSBE boss resigns

Greg Bowden was appointed the TSBE CEO in April. He resigned in September. Photo supplied.

By Fiona Gowers

Greg Bowden has resigned as chief executive officer of the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) five months into the role.

TSBE chairman John McVeigh announced the news via a statement in September.

“Our CEO Greg Bowden has resigned as CEO of TSBE and has left the organisation,“ he said.

“The TSBE Board and I want to take the opportunity to thank Greg for his time at TSBE and advise you of the steps we are taking to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.

“April Cavanagh, who has a strong background as Suncorp Bank’s former national head of agribusiness and, as a non-executive director of TSBE since 2018, will step in as our CEO for the next six months.

“We have full confidence in April’s ability to guide us through this transition period and continue to lead our organisation effectively.

“April will work with the Board and the TSBE team to continue to fulfil our strategic objectives and deliver value to you – our members.

“We are confident that our collective dedication and expertise will continue to drive growth and opportunity for our members and our region.

“We appreciate your trust and partnership with us and we want to assure you that we are dedicated to maintaining the high standards you expect from TSBE.

“If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.“

Mr Bowden is a seasoned executive with a distinguished career in economic development, particularly in the mining, renewable energy, agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, major events and public sector environments.

He joined TSBE from Advance Rockhampton, replacing CEO of five years Ali Davenport.

Reflecting on her time leading TSBE, Ms Davenport said in April she found great fulfillment in having seen the region’s key industries continue to flourish and evolve.