Gary Spence was the inaugural Vice-President of the Liberal National Party of Queensland before being elected as President of the LNP in November 2015.
Previously Gary was Managing Director of international consulting engineering firm, Calibre Consulting, a firm he helped develop and grow to a point that it now employs over 650 staff in offices across Australia, New Zealand and in Asia.
Gary holds both a Master of Applied Law and a Master of Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Officer Fellow of the Association of Consulting Engineers.
Gary’s strong personal belief in the need for the property development industry to embrace a practical green agenda has seen him dedicate a considerable amount of his working life to demonstrating the tangible benefits of such a goal to industry. This has resulted in Gary helping found the Australian Green Development Forum – an industry body set up to facilitate and encourage sustainable development.
Gary is a former Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) and was the inaugural chairman of its Envirodevelopment Initiative. The Initiative provides developers with a rating tool which can be used to market their developments if they reach high environmental standards.
Gary is also a former board member of Brisbane CityWorks, the Brisbane City Council’s civil construction and maintenance division employing over 1100 staff across Brisbane.
Gary grew up in the regional Queensland towns of Ingham, Mackay, Townsville and Toowoomba and now lives in Brisbane with wife Sabrina.