CQUniversity Council Member Patrice Brown and other alumni win at ALEA State Finals

Published:20 September 2017

CQUniversity Council Member and Alumnus Patrice Brown has won the Owner/Entrepreneur category of the State Finals of the Australian Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs).

CQUniversity Council Member and alumnus Patrice Brown and other distinguished alumni have received accolades by winning their categories at the State Finals of the Australian Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs).

Patrice Brown, Christian Heritage College Dean of Education, Humanities and Business Craig Murison and Gladstone Regional Council Councillor and Gladstone PCYC Chair Glenn Churchill were presented with their awards at a gala ceremony in Brisbane on 19 September.

Patrice won Owner/Entrepreneur Leader of the Year, Craig (Leader/Manager of the Year) and Glenn Churchill (Community Leader of the Year).

As well as being on the CQUniversity Council Patrice is a CQUni Alumnus who holds qualifications in Chemistry, Engineering and Business, is a company director and founder at CQG Consulting.

The Rockhampton-based businesswoman and entrepreneur has recently been appointed to the Queensland Premier's Business Advisory Council.

Her ALEAs recognition also comes on the back of her being awarded the 2016 Telstra Queensland Business Woman of the Year Award in the Entrepreneur Category and the Forty Callis Award for contribution to growth in the Gladstone region.

Fellow CQUni Council Member Ben Brown and staff members Dr Leone Hinton and Maree Franettovich were also nominated after winning the regional finals in the Student Leader of the Year, Leader/Manager of the Year and Community Leader of the Year respectively. Other CQUni alumni finalists included Victoria Grace and Ivan Rassmussen.

Patrice, Glenn and Craig will now go on to compete in the ALEA Nationals in Sydney on 5 October.

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