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Leading Fraser Coast developer resigns from FCO board

Local developer Glen Winney has resigned from the board of Fraser Coast Opportunities.
Local developer Glen Winney has resigned from the board of Fraser Coast Opportunities. Karleila Thomsen

AN INDEPENDENT Fraser Coast Opportunities board member has tabled his resignation from the organisation only four months into a two-year term.

It was announced yesterday that leading local developer Glen Winney quit the board to focus on his commercial and charitable work.

Mr Winney was one of five directors appointed by the Fraser Coast Regional Council in February.

He played a part in the governance and strategic direction during the organisation's start-up phase.

Speaking to the Chronicle yesterday, Mr Winney said FCO had his full support.

"I am 100% behind the general manager, manage- ment team and FCO staff, who have done an exceptional job getting the organisation to where it is today in under 12 months," he said.

"It's early days - but it's a constant improvement and there's constant growth."

Two weeks ago Mr Winney and the FCO board wrote an open letter slamming the council's decision-making surrounding the Becker Helicopter saga.

Mayor and FCO chairman Gerard O'Connell thanked Mr Winney for his contribution.

"Like all our voluntary board members, he has devoted many hours and made sacrifices to establish and progress FCO, the greater Fraser Coast region and our economy," Cr O'Connell said.

"It is with great regret that I received Glen's resignation, however I am grateful for his ongoing pledge of support and advice."

The FCO board will determine the timing for appointing a replacement director.




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