Ross Leggett

Ross Leggett

Chief Executive Officer

Ross was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2021 and is based in the Wide Bay Burnett region

Ross was appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2021 and is based in the Wide Bay Burnett region

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About Ross Leggett

Ross commenced as Chief Executive Officer in November 2021. He works with the Board to deliver results that positively contribute to the sustainability of primary producers, small businesses and their communities in Queensland.

Prior to his commencement, Ross worked with the Queensland Government in Senior Management roles focussed on the delivery of state-wide financial assistance programs to the rural and small business sector at the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA). Key achievements throughout his career included:

  • responding to the 2019 North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough
  • overseeing the delivery and ongoing management of the $1 billion COVID-19 Jobs Support Loan Program to >6,500 Queensland businesses
  • stewarding the long-running Primary Industry Productivity Enhancement Scheme, best known for its First Start and Sustainability Loans.

In addition to his experience at QRIDA, Ross was the Divisional Credit Manager for the then-Ruralco Holdings Ltd, a role which saw him oversee the credit and finance activities of all Ruralco-owned and joint-venture companies in Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and far-north Western Australia. Additionally, Ross worked in the Agribusiness Banking Industry in North Queensland, based in Townsville.

Tertiary qualified with a Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics (Hons), Ross has also completed an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) and the Company Directors Course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Personally, Ross is passionate about rural and small business, operating a small farming enterprise outside of work in the South Burnett region of Southern Queensland.

Rural Solutions Queensland

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