Ed Gibson


Ed retired as the CEO of the Hervey Bay Boat Club Inc in 2018 to start his family business the Hervey Bay Dive Centre to pursue his passion of diving tourism.

Over the last 29 years, Ed has been the CEO of many complex organisations within the sporting, hospitality and casino industries. These include Wyong Leagues Club Group Ltd, Port Adelaide Football Club Ltd and even the Cronulla Sharks Football Club Ltd. He was also the Foundation Director of Fraser Coast Opportunities, the Chair of Sundermann Water Power Ltd, an unlisted public company and most recently elected to the board of Dive Queensland. Ed remains a current member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.

During this time, Ed has built a strong background in corporate management, strategic planning, marketing and development. He has even represented the region at several trade seminars and two (2) overseas delegations to China and Japan.

Ed has now resided in the Wide Bay region for approximately eighteen (18) years. Due to his current and previous role, he has strong connections with the local council, state and federal representatives. Ed is passionate to see the region reduce unemployment and grow to become a “must see” region within the Australian landscape.