Like many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ed Mason stayed close to home, and had more time to think about what was really important.
With a wealth of achievements as an executive and company director in the engineering, finance and energy sectors, Ed’s next challenge was one very personal to him: how to best support his local region.
‘My family home is in the Mission Beach and Tully area,’ he explains. ‘I normally split my time between Sydney and North Queensland, but I spent much more time at home during COVID.’
‘I’d been looking for a while at what options existed beyond traditional industries. It’s a beautiful part of Australia full of really good people but it just lacks industry opportunities, especially for young people.’