Zoe Dark

Senior Advisor

Zoe Dark

About Zoe

Zoe brings over 10 years’ experience in providing tailored regional development services to government, community groups, peak bodies and the private sector, with a demonstrated capacity to deliver start-to-finish funding projects.

Zoe is results and relationship orientated, with a strong focus on professional ethics and commitment to organisational values. This focus provides her with the ability to maximise existing and emerging stakeholder relationships to produce value-add to projects and foster mutually-beneficial partnerships.

Key Experience

Develop, implement and monitor the annual Strategic Plan

Develop, implement and monitor the annual Strategic Plan and Administrational
Plan including compliance, finance, marketing, risk management, membership,
issues and opportunities as the General Manager, Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce

Key spokesperson and media contact for the organisation

General Manager, Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce

Successfully introduced new initiatives including the North West Employment Expo

The North West Minerals Province Taskforce and Mount Isa Matters – candidate debates prior to local and state elections, as General Manager, Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce

Oversee the delivery of all projects, functions and events

Including the Mount Isa Mines Mining Expo, the Northern Outback Business Awards, Networking Functions, and manage funded contracted positions that aligned with the organisations objectives. This included sourcing corporate sponsorship and grant funds to the annual value of approximately $650,000, as General Manager, Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce .

Liaise with regional committees to streamline the delivery of collaborative projects and events

...Events aimed at increasing opportunities for youth to successfully
transition to further education or the workforce, as Strategic Partnership Broker, Youth Attainment and Transitions, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland

Develop regional specific strategic plans to identify key areas for action.

Strategic Partnership Broker, Youth Attainment and Transitions, Chamber of
Commerce and Industry Queensland

Develop, monitor and review project plans for targeted collaborative projects. Report on milestones and outcomes.

Strategic Partnership Broker, Youth Attainment and Transitions, Chamber of
Commerce and Industry Queensland

Communicate success stories through a range of mediums

Strategic Partnership Broker, Youth Attainment and Transitions, Chamber of
Commerce and Industry Queensland

Community Relations Advisor

Xstrata North Queensland

Small Business Advisor

North Queensland Area Consultative Committee

Core Capacity

  • Management of corporate sponsorship, community, and government grant programs
  • Community development and engagement
  • Research and analysis
  • Writing and editing
  • Coordination of stakeholders and collaborative projects
  • Community planning
  • Administering grant programs
  • Sourcing and writing grant applications
  • Project design, assessment and evaluation