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Our Team


Kristy Board | General Manager


Kristy started her role in 2022 and is focussed on BIEDO leading a strong economic future for the Burnett Inland.


Kristy Board brings an expansive career and new skillset to BIEDO, bringing experience in international and domestic supplier and trader partner coordination, local government, project management, business development and public relations.


Kristy left a multi-national company in Brisbane in 2014 to move to the Burnett Inland. Since the move, she has been working ardently towards developing the Burnett’s economic profile in paid and volunteer roles.


Kristy is particularly focussed on the need for better value-attribution at the farmer’s end of supply chains, raising small businesses to their success and activating sustainable, home-grown leadership -among other regional priorities.


For Kristy, all work in the regions must be informed and inspired with history, stories and experiences; and that’s why Kristy believes that when we pair a network with good business practice and constructive culture, that’s when we will see real and sustainable growth of our Burnett.

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.

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.  

Sarah is passionate about rural communities, overcoming their unique challenges and especially supporting women in business. 


Ainsley Shepherd | Communities Officer


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

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