position of General Manager of the Sunshine Coast Newspaper Company.
He is married to Lorrell and they live in Buderim. They have three grown up children.
As a Mayoral candidate, with the slogan ‘a better way, a better future” Mr. Jamieson is dedicated to shaping the future of the Sunshine Coast for the benefit of all residents to enjoy prosperity, success, contentment and wellbeing.
“This election is about jobs and careers, now and in the future, leadership and the demonstrated ability to build and grow a team whilst improving council performance and working with State and Federal governments” He said
“My career with APN News and Media as an employee and executive working on newspapers throughout Queensland and NSW, spanned almost 30 years. I’m proud of the fact I started on the front line in sales and advanced to the role of chief executive. I was responsible for almost 2000 employees, over 100 titles and more than 50 publishing operations throughout eastern Australia, with a budget in excess of $300 million per annum, not dissimilar to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council” he said.
Mr. Jamieson noted leading a big publishing group is a complex business where the management and planning of physical, financial and human resources is crucial to effective service delivery within budget. “A lot like chairing council” he said “Under my stewardship as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive APN Australian Publishing was recognised by global industry and humanitarian organizations for our innovation, leadership and compassion, demonstrating a capacity to not only ‘do well BUT do good’” Mr. Jamieson said
“Since 2010 I have focused on my own business acquisitions as an investor and company director and those interests provide me with a unique window to the Sunshine Coast economy. I understand the challenges business of all shapes and sizes face in maintaining profitability and growth whilst dealing with compliance red tape and providing secure employment for Coast residents”. Mr Jamieson added
“I would bring my commitment to business, sport, the arts, culture and education to the office of Mayor as a means of inspiring our community to achieve its best and foster pride and progress across the region”. He said
Mr. Jamieson said as mayor, his application of innovation, business acumen and determination, would be targeted at broadening the economic base to provide more jobs so Coast residents could enjoy the lifestyle provided by our unique environment.
“I believe in communities and the need for inspired leadership and teamwork to deliver shared goals. As Mayor, I would undertake to serve our community at all levels without fear or favour”. Mr. Jamieson said
“I’m dedicated to strong Local Government which is committed to a sound working relationship with both the State Government and Federal Government of the day, in order to get what we need on the Sunshine Coast. I will not be afraid to ask for our fair share.” Mr. Jamieson concluded.
For more details: www.markjamieson.com.au