Our Team

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Prue Leng | Project Officer

 

After several years with BIEDO, we fare-welled long-serving CEO Kristy Frahm in May, as she embarks on new rural adventures. 

 

Mundubbera local Prue is our Acting CEO while we search for the ideal person to continue the legacy forged by Kristy. 

 

Prue comes from a long line of horticulturalists who pioneered the citrus industry in Mildura, Victoria (you may have heard of the Leng Navel?). 

 

With a background in PR, communications and marketing, Prue has worked with several local governments in community and economic development and placemaking.  

Sarah Aberdein | Projects Officer

Sarah hails from the North Burnett, where she owns a grazing and cropping property with her husband and two young daughters at Coalstoun Lakes.

 

Sarah joined the BIEDO team after completing the Red Earth Community Foundation - South Burnett Leadership Program in 2018.  

 

Her role in BIEDO includes co-ordinating North Burnett focused events such as Ag-Network Forums, Women in Ag Days and the North Burnett Leadership Series.  

 

Sarah has worked for the North Burnett Regional Council for the past nine years and continues to work part-time as Council's Branding, Communications and Media Officer.  

Nikki Briggs | Project Officer

Nikki is a passionate advocate for youth, mental health, growing community and the arts.

 

She has spent a great portion of her life in an agricultural setting, firstly as a child to a farming family and secondly as the “all things paperwork” of a farming enterprise located at Monogorilby, owned in conjunction with husband Dan.

 

Nikki’s background includes working in education, events delivery, and volunteering within the community.

 

She joined BIEDO in 2021 to assist with- the delivery of events focusing on youth and mental health and in publication of media. Nikki is loving her new role and enjoys learning about businesses within our region and talking to adults.

Alan Broome | Drought Resilience Officer - South Burnett

 

Alan is BIEDO's Project Officer, servicing the South Burnett. 

You'll often see Alan at the many sales taking place around the Burnett Inland. 

He is also a wealth of knowledge when it comes to land management, and has become our go-to-guy for latest news on proposed Reef Regulations.

Top Image: Irene Alletsgruber "Sunset Over Dam At Silverleaf", BIEDO Best Shots Comp 2019