Hon. Jim Elder

Former Deputy Premier of Queensland, Hon. James (Jim) Elder has a long history of serving Queensland communities. During more than 12 years of parliamentary service with the Queensland Government, Jim worked across portfolios in State Development and Trade, Transport, Health, Business, Industry and Regional Development, as well as Youth, Sport and Recreation.

As well as an integral knowledge of government policy, Jim specialises in business development and Government interaction with private sector initiatives. Through his career, Jim has created a solid record of business and project development achievements. Jim has also been instrumental in attracting a number of high profile businesses to Queensland.

Jim is currently Chairman of the Whitsunday Marketing and Development  Ltd, a Director of  APIED Ltd Australia, a Director of British Borneo Petroleum Australia, Chairman of the Enhance Group, as well as Chairman of LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine Limited and a Director of LifeFlight.