ALFAQ is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Green to the Board of Management.

Russell is a long term resident of the Noosa Region having lived here for the past 42 years. He was first elected to local government in 1997 and has served 4 terms with Noosa Council and has just completed his second term with Sunshine Coast Council, totalling 16 years local government experience.  His key role (apart from his Divisional Councillor role for the Noosa area) has been the Planning Chair since 2000.  During this period he was integral in implementing an IPA based Planning Scheme at Noosa Council and SPA based Planning Scheme at Sunshine Coast Council.  Russell has strong views on delivering planning outcomes that encapsulate sustainability. A significant role Russell was appointed to by the State Government was on the Noosa Iconic Advisory Panel which was to oversee the assessment of development applications post-amalgamation for the Noosa Region.  Russell’s expertise and knowledge of the Noosa Plan was integral in his role to ensure the gazetted Iconic Values were upheld in the Development Assessment Process.

Russell is recognized as one of the leading international coaches within the sport of Pool Lifesaving, since the early 1990’s Russell has led the RLSSQ State team to numerous National Championships wins, coached at the Xiamen Sports Academy with the Chinese National Team, appointed to coach the Canadian Life Saving Team at the 2001 Goodwill Games, took the RLSSA Team to the World and Asia Pacific Championships, and be part of the SLSA National High Performance Program since 2007 leading teams to New Zealand and Germany. At the recent ILS World Championships he was appointed Head Coach for the Developing Nations Program delivering coaching and resource development to 16 developing life-saving nations.

The ALFAQ Board will be able to take advantage of Russell’s experience on over ten various Boards of Management adding to the ever increasing skills base needed to drive the Queensland aquatics and recreation industry to improved outcomes.