Principal Consultant and owner of Short Sharp and Shiny Marketing and Communications Agency, Nambour
Ali Atkinson has made Nambour her new home having relocated to Queensland from South Australia in 2016. She and her husband Ian came for a Sunday drive to Nambour from Brisbane via Montville. The moment she arrived here in Nambour she remembered having visited the Big Pineapple as a kid in the 70’s and what a wonderful experience that was. This visit was different. Ali saw a town in transition, poised for growth and transformation and a place to call home.
She is in marketing and has been in the field for over 25 years so she has learned a thing or two about being persuasive. A big-picture strategic thinker, Ali also based her new marketing and communications agency ‘Short Sharp and Shiny’, here in Nambour where she services clients around Australia. She really has jumped into Nambour boots and all.
Ali joined the Board in order to contribute to the community. She has a strong background working with small to medium business enterprises, government, agribusiness, NFP, and working on strategies for regional economic development. She has a diverse range of valuable skills and experience that she brings to the Board. Ali sits on the Nambour Alliance Marketing Committee and Chairs the Nambour Economic Transition Strategy Committee. She developed the original draft strategy to transition Nambour's economy on behalf of the Nambour Chamber of Commerce (formerly Nambour Alliance) which was a driving force and foundational document for what is known today as ReImagine Nambour. Ali was a member of the ReImagine Nambour Steering Committee for the establishment phase of the project contributing to its overall governance, strategic priorities, branding and communication.