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Shannon Willoughby

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Shannon Willoughby

Deputy Chair

Shannon is the Executive Director of Study Queensland, Trade & Investment Queensland. Study Queensland collaborates with private and public providers to strengthen Queensland’s international education and training industry.

She was the former CEO of Study Gold Coast, the peak industry and city marketing body for the Gold Coast’s education and training sector.

Shannon is currently Councillor for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's (CCIQ) Gold Coast Regional Policy Council and board member of Ohana for Youth and Gen-Z Employment, and has also been an integral member of Study Queensland’s Regional Community of Practice.

Holding a Bachelor of Communication from Bond University, Shannon is a former senior journalist at the Gold Coast Bulletin and the former long-term president of Young Professionals Gold Coast. Shannon is infinitely passionate about the Gold Coast and has been a leader in drawing attention to the city’s issues and potential.