Cr Ed Warren

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Cr Ed Warren

Mayor – Longreach Regional Council

Edward (Ed) Warren is currently the Mayor of Longreach Regional Council; a position he won at the 2016 Queensland Local Government elections. Ed has also been the Chairman of the Central West Qld Remote Area Planning and Development Board between 2008 and 2012.

Ed’s background is diverse and covers successful small business ownership in agriculture and non-­‐agricultural areas. Ed was the inaugural Chairman of the Central West Health and Hospital Board; a position he held from its inception in 2012, through to May 2016 at which time he retired to commit to his reentry into local government mayoralty. Previously he was Mayor of the Winton Shire Council and a councilor on the same for over ten years.

Ed has worked through Queensland in the agricultural services sector between 1976 – 2007 and from 2008 to 2015 owned a rural enterprise near Nyngan in New South Wales. Ed has lengthy experience in governance and public, not-­‐for-­‐profit, and private administration. His leadership and strategic thinking skills have been developed through his roles in local government and public health governance, along with his own successful small business enterprises. Ed is passionate about supporting not only his own community but also the entire region and greater North Queensland region. His networks are extensive throughout the greater region.

Educational Qualifications

Completed senior 1969 All Souls’ School Charters Towers

Employment & Business Interests (current & past)

  • 2012–2016 Chairman -­‐ Central West Hospital & Health Board 
  • 2008–2015 Owner Rural Property Nyngan NSW 
  • 2001-­‐2006 Owner Winton Post Office 
  •  2006–2007 Landmark Finance Manager Central West
  • 1996-­‐2003 Franchisee Wesfarmers Winton
  • 1988-­‐1995 Branch Manager, Wesfarmer Dalgety Longreach
  • 1983-­‐1988 Branch Manager, Dalgety Winton
  • 1981-­‐1983 Branch Manager, Dalgety Dirranbi   
  • 1980-­‐1981 Senior Livestock Salesperson Dalgety Longreach
  • 1976-­‐1980 Livestock/merchandise salesperson, Hughenden/Dalgety
  • 1976-­‐1981 Working on sheep and cattle properties Hughenden district 

Employment/Related Short Courses

  • 1991 Australian Institute of Management,  Quality, Leadership and Change Management
  • 1992 Australian Institute of Management, Developing Manager Effectiveness
  • 1992 Australian Institute of Management, Advanced Supervision-­‐Applied Human Relations
  • 2009 Introduction to Case Management -­‐ Rural Financial Counsellors
  • 2014 Australian Institute of Company Directors, The Role of the Chairman
  • 2015 Australian Institute of Company Directors, Foundations of Directorship Course (4 modules)

Elected Positions

  • 1997–2001 Councillor Winton Shire Council 
  • 2004–2007 Re-­‐elected Councillor Winton Shire Council
  • 2007–2008 Appointed Mayor Winton Shire Council