AIM expands network through Cairns Regional Council

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Cairns Regional Council
L to R: Nicky Jurd AFAIM, Tyson Franklin AFAIM and Amanda Albon AFAIM


The Australian Institute of Management has recruited three local business identities to its Cairns Regional Council as it aims to capitalise on last year’s world record breaking feats in 2014.

Local businessman Scott Brown FAIM, Chair of AIM’s Cairns Regional Council, has appointed locals Nicky Jurd AFAIM, Amanda Albon AFAIM and Tyson Franklin AFAIM to the eight-person council.

The trio joins Mr Brown and existing council members Mario Calanna FAIM, Graham Caldwell FAIM, Nick Brind AIMM and Sandy Whyte FAIM.

AIM had a stellar year in Cairns in 2013 highlighted by its Guinness World Record for speed networking that was set at the Pullman Reef Hotel and Casino in October and the Cairns Great Debate which raised almost $10,000 in cash and donations for charity.

Mr Brown welcomed the trio to the council and said their intimate understanding of the Cairns business community and their wide-reaching networks would help AIM achieve great things in 2014.

“These people bring a diversity of business skills and backgrounds in the corporate and private sectors to AIM,” Mr Brown said. “It’s always nice to bring fresh and new ideas onto the AIM council. They have a broad depth of contacts and will contribute enormously to the development of AIM in Cairns and across north Queensland.”

Ms Jurd said she was delighted to have been appointed.

“My specialty is all matters relating to the internet and in particular social media,” Ms Jurd said.

“I’ve been involved with AIM for a number of years and different events. I have been involved as a coach and a debater for The Great Debate for the past four years.

“The AIM Cairns Regional Council is so dynamic and it works so well together that I decided I wanted to be part of it. In Cairns we don’t have access to the big resource that the capital cities do and that’s why AIM is so important to Cairns.

“It gives locals access to some of those resources and the speakers AIM are bring to Cairns in 2014 are truly world class.”


For more information contact:
Grant Stockwell AFAIM
Manager, Media & Communications 
Phone 0407 099 565 | Email gstockwell@aimqld.com.au