Greater Whitsunday Alliance -GW3

Please see the GW3 website for details on their activities. www.greaterwhitsundayalliance.com.au



A profile of the CEO, Chair and Board members  

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 GW3 CEO Appointed

The Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) has appointed Garry Scanlan as its Chief Executive Officer this week.  GW3 Chair Elect John Glanville said Mr Scanlan brings a wealth of leadership and economic development experience to the new role.

“Starting on January 16 next year, Garry will be an excellent addition to the ranks of industry and business in the Greater Whitsunday region.  GW3 is delighted to have a CEO of Garry’s calibre, with more than 35 years’ experience in the Australian maritime, port and resources industry, 25 of those years in leadership roles.”


Gary Scanlan (left) and the three Mayors with the Chair Elect John Glanville at the announcement of the appointment


Chairman Announced  

John Glanville has been appointed to the position of Chair Elect of the Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3). 

Cr Anne Baker, Chair of the Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils welcomed John to the position. “John demonstrated to the selection panel that he was the person to take GW3 forward. I wish to also acknowledge and thank the other applicants. We received very high quality applications from a number of well qualified people.”

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John Glanville has been a member of the Mackay business scene for more than 23 years. Married with adult children, John is committed to living in and working for the Greater Whitsunday region. After working a number of different jobs, John was asked to join the vehicle retail business. This career move resulted in him taking on a major retail franchise in the Auto Corner Dealership where he became a major player in the industry. He recently sold the business and was searching for ways he could give back to the community.

John was the Chair of the Queensland Cup Mackay Cutters, a rugby league team that has had a hand in developing some of the current international players. John was also a Rotarian for around 20 years. He lived through the mining boom and bust, experiencing firsthand the impacts this resource sector has on local business.

John believes there are a lot of opportunities in the region and Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) will provide a platform to make some of them a reality. John is a great believer in 'reinvention' of business to stay relevant. He believes you shouldn’t just sit back and wait for things to happen. John is looking forward to formally taking on the position of Chair of the GW3. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. He will work with the Board of Directors to assist the region to become strategically placed. They will work together to help business so communities can prosper.



Regional Mayors L to R
Mayor of Whitsunday Regional Council Cr Andrew Willcox,
Mayor of Isaac Regional Council and Chair of Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) Cr Anne Baker and
Mayor of Mackay Regional Council Cr Greg Williamson 

   Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) Directors L to R Craig Doyle, Cr Andrew Willcox, Cr Anne Baker, Cr Greg Williamson, Barry Omundson and Gary Stevenson