2011 LEADERS SERIES FORUM – Premier of Queensland, the Honourable Anna Bligh MP

2011 LEADERS SERIES FORUM – Premier of Queensland, the Honourable Anna Bligh MP

Date(s) - 6 Dec 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Kershaw House

Capricorn Enterprise invites you to attend the next event in the 2011 Leaders Series Forum.
We are delighted to be welcoming Premier of Queensland, the Honourable Anna Bligh MP as our fifth presenter for the year.

Price: $60 per person
RSVP: Hellen Graham, Function Coordinator hellengraham@capricornenterprise.com.au

Anna Bligh
Premier and Minister for Reconstruction

Anna Maria Bligh made history on 21 March 2009, when she became the first elected female Premier in Australia. Prior to the election, she served as Queensland Premier from 13 September 2007, following the resignation of Peter Beattie.

On 21 February 2011, Ms Bligh took on the role of Minister for Reconstruction to oversee the rebuilding Queensland in the wake of unprecedented natural disasters in late 2010 and early 2011.

Ms Bligh was born in Warwick, Queensland, on 14 July 1960. She grew up on the Gold Coast, attending Catholic primary schools and Miami State High School, before completing the last six months of her schooling at Nowra State High School.

She became Deputy Premier of Queensland in July 2005 – the same month she celebrated 10 years as Member for South Brisbane. As Deputy Premier she was also Treasurer and Minister for Infrastructure, running the $33 billion Queensland State Budget and leading construction of the $9 billion South-East Queensland Water Grid.

Ms Bligh was formerly Minister for Finance, State Development, Trade and Innovation. Prior to that she was Queensland’s first female Education Minister, spending almost 5 years overseeing the most significant reforms to the state’s education system in decades.

Ms Bligh and her family have lived in South Brisbane for more than 20 years. She is married to Greg Withers, a senior public servant, with whom she has two sons (Joe born in 1987 and Oliver born in 1993).

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