Our Committee & Staff

Diane Dixon

Lucy Ardern

Committee Member

Lucy spent 15 years in the media, as a newspaper editor, chief of staff and journalist working for the APN and News Corp groups in Queensland. She has an extensive understanding of the media landscape.

Following this, she worked for Brisbane-based strategic communications company Rowland for three years, working with a range of clients of all sizes to better position them in the marketplace – both day-to-day and when confronted with specific issues. Lucy was Rowland’s Gold Coast director.

Lucy is Queensland Airports Limited’s (QAL) Corporate Relations General Manager, responsible for leading stakeholder engagement and developing and implementing strategic communication plans for the business, which includes the Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports. She also manages a team who look after media relations, internal and corporate communications, sponsorships and external events. Lucy joined the QAL team in early 2018.

She moved to the Gold Coast in 2009 and is a passionate advocate for the city and the northern NSW region.