Danielle Carey

Danielle Carey

Chief Executive Officer

Danielle’s background lies in economic and regional development, international relations, multicultural business development and international education.

Danielle returned to Cairns in 2015 following 10 years away to address skills gaps affecting regional economic and business growth in FNQ for the Department of Education and Training. Prior to this she managed Townsville Enterprise’s North Queensland Emerging Leaders Program to drive the future development of the Townsville region. While living in Townsville she was also actively involved with the Townsville Fire WNBL, Townsville Business Women’s Club and sat on the Townsville Fashion Festival Board.

Before returning to North Queensland, Danielle managed Study Brisbane, developing initiatives to increase Brisbane’s international student enrolment numbers and improve the international student experience. She also facilitated international relations and multicultural partnerships to generate economic development and create business opportunities for Brisbane on behalf of the Lord Mayor’s office.

More recently, Danielle addressed the challenges of economic growth and industry diversification in FNQ for Advance Cairns, was a Study Cairns Executive Board member and sat on the Skilling Cassowary Coast and Workforce North committees.