The relationship PBF Australia has with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) began over 30 years ago, when Tony South (PBF Corporate Partnership Manager) met Greg Hallam (CEO of LGAQ). A partnership between the two developed with LGAQ becoming PBF’s first corporate member in 1997.
“As part of the rationale to join PBF we recognise the enormous physical, emotional, social and financial challenges involved when someone incurs a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia. Also, LGAQ appreciates the significant emotional impact upon work colleagues. Being able to support an employee and their family at such a tragic time in their life is integral to our staff wellbeing and our employment benefit program.” said Greg.
Tony South has played an instrumental role at PBF Australia since 1996, when he took on the challenge of promoting PBF across the Eastern States and developed their corporate membership program. Today PBF Australia is proud to partner with 15 Queensland councils through corporate membership.
From 18-20 October 2016 LGAQ held their annual conference on the Gold Coast where PBF Australia were invited as exhibitors. LGAQ is a not for profit association set up to serve the states 77 councils and their individual needs. Tony met up with his good friend Greg at the conference and they discussed how supportive LGAQ has been to PBF’s mission in reducing the incident of spinal cord injury in Australia.
Greg went on to say, “Our PBF Membership is also motivated by the work PBF does to fund the unmet needs of people with spinal cord injury. In our view this is an outstanding community contribution for a not for profit organisation that doesn’t seek or receive any government funding.”
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