We are happy and excited to announce the Mayor of Townsville CR Jenny Hill will open the AIMS 2018 National Conference.
Jenny Hill was born and educated in Melbourne, Victoria and graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Science in 1981, before moving to Townsville in 1982. Jenny also completed a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University. Previously her employment included mining laboratories, DPI, James Cook University and the Pathology Department of the Townsville Hospital.
Jenny was first elected to the former Townsville City Council in 1997 and was re-elected in 2004 during which time she became Deputy Mayor. Jenny was re-elected in 2008, serving as a councillor under former Mayor Les Tyrell. In 2012 Jenny was elected as the first female Mayor of the City of Townsville and re-elected as Mayor of the City of Townsville in 2016.
Jenny is a car enthusiast and also a passionate supporter of the Collingwood Football Team and supports Townsville’s National teams - the North Queensland Cowboys and the Townsville Fire.
Steven Bradbury, Australia’s First Winter Olympic Gold Medallist, will MC the AIMS National Conference in Townsville for 2018.
Steven Bradbury's remarkable and unlikely victory at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics was achieved after a spectacular final-lap spill took out his four rivals. Bradbury threw his arms up in disbelief and smiled as he crossed the finish line.
His gold medal win was not entirely as fortuitous as many would believe. Bradbury knew his limitations and also the unpredictable nature of short track racing. Half the battle is staying on your blades, and Bradbury did just that, right when it really counted.
Dubbed 'the luckiest gold medallist', Bradbury won fans the world over for the honesty and humility he showed after the win. He saw his victory as reward not for one race, but for a decade of hard slog that has included more than his share of misfortune.
Partners tours have been confirmed. Partners can enjoy a fully guided bus tour of Magnetic Island or get up close to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet at Reef HQ Aquarium, the ultimate reef experience!