About Central & Western Queensland
Central and Western Queensland is a diverse region reaching from the Queensland coast with sugar and resources hub Mackay, the beautiful Capricorn Coast, down to the Port City of Gladstone and straddling the tropic of Capricorn through the Beef Capital of Rockhampton, the Agriculture-rich Emerald and Central Highlands, and the Outback centre of Longreach, all the way to the Northern Territory border.
Such a vast expanse brings together a wide variety of industry and people groups doing great things in many different spaces.
The Central and Western Queensland Social Enterprise Network seeks to bring together those entrepreneurs and innovators from across our sprawling region using the power of the market to drive meaningful change and social good. Our core aims are to educate, create, and connect.
Regional Champion: Matthew J Doyle
CWQ's Regional Champion, Matthew J Doyle, is a social entrepreneur, startup founder, life, business and leadership coach, and bright sock aficionado.
Based in Rockhampton, Matthew leads the NDIS-focused Provider Academy and not-for-profit and social enterprise-focused Business in Bright Socks: both strategic business and leadership coaching consultancies. He is also the founder of Type One Technologies, a social enterprise tech startup focused on improving access to and quality of diabetes care, management, and education globally.