BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm … resigned to take a role with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (Photo: BIEDO)

April 20, 2021

Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation (BIEDO) chief executive officer Kristy Frahm has resigned to take up a role with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

Ms Frahm – an ARLF alumni – has been with BIEDO for seven years, including almost five as CEO.

“It is with mixed feelings that I have decided to leave BIEDO after many years. While I will miss our people and places immensely, I am really looking forward to a new challenge and I think the time is right to hand over the reins to the next person,” Ms Frahm said.

She joined BIEDO in early 2014 as a finance officer before stepping into the role of CEO on July 1, 2016.

“It’s been a privilege to be a member of Team BIEDO and to work across such a special part of the world. The Burnett Inland is an amazing region and from an economic development perspective is diverse, resilient and continually evolving,” Ms Frahm said.

“The strength and ingenuity of our business community, both town-based and ag-based, in the face of challenges such as drought and COVID-19 is nothing short of inspirational. To have had the opportunity to be part of an organisation supporting their efforts has been a gift.”

BIEDO Board Chair John Zahl thanked Ms Frahm for her service.

“I’ve worked alongside Kristy as Chair for several years now and have seen BIEDO go from strength to strength under her leadership. The BIEDO team and support they provide through programs and services are a credit to Kristy’s passion for our regional communities and she will be missed,” Mr Zahl said.

“On behalf of our entire organisation, I wish her all the best for her future.”

Applications are being called for Ms Frahm’s replacement and a position description will be posted on the BIEDO website.


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