Brisbane Lord Mayor Breaks Bread With AIM30
Members of the AIM30 – 30 Managers Under 30 Making Their Mark – were this morning afforded an audience with Brisbane political royalty when Lord Mayor Graham Quirk hosted the group for an intimate breakfast at City Hall.
More than 20 members of the AIM30 and the Institute’s Young Manager Advisory Board (YMAB) joined AIM Chair Grant Dearlove FAIM and AIM Chief Executive Officer Vivienne Anthon FAIM to attend the special event.
Cr Quirk spoke in glowing terms when he welcomed the young managers to City Hall and said the AIM30 initiative was a concept that deserved special recognition.
“I feel both humbled and inspired when I sit around this group of young professionals and it’s great to see AIM embracing the younger generation,” he said.
“It’s a similar situation in the Civic Cabinet where there are two Councillors under the age of 40 and I feel somewhat like a grandpoppy.
“These young managers and professionals are the future leaders of our society and business and the AIM30 is a wonderful concept.”
An initiative of the YMAB, the AIM30 is the inaugural list of young managers under 30 years of age from throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory who have excelled in their chosen careers and professions.
AIM was inundated with nominations from young managers who wanted to be featured on the list and the final 30 was the end result of a stringent internal recruitment process.
AIM30 members travelled from far and wide to attend the breakfast but none more so than Cairns Business Development Manager Andrea Ambrosio who flew from Cairns to be in attendance.
Mr Dearlove thanked the Lord Mayor for hosting the event and said the AIM30 was a vital part of the Board’s commitment to engaging with younger managers.
“We see the younger demographic as the future of the Institute and we encourage them to stay on as Members for years to come,” he said.
“The fact that we are sitting in City Hall as guests of Lord Mayor Quirk and the Brisbane City Council is testament to the high standard of people on the AIM30.
“These are exciting and inspiring times for the Institute and I thank the Lord Mayor for inviting the Institute to City Hall.”
Interview with the Lord Mayor
After the breakfast function, Cr Quirk sat down with AIM Media and Communications Manager, Grant Stockwell AFAIM, to share his thoughts on the AIM30, the importance of learning, and advice for young professionals looking to make their mark.
For more on the AIM30 visit www.aimqld.com.au/aim30. Applications open soon for the 2014 List.