Cr Anne Nioa has lived on the Fraser Coast for most of her life. She currently resides in Maryborough with her two children but has lived in both Maryborough and Hervey Bay. Anne's background in business is extensive, having worked in several different industries - in both family and her own business for the majority of her career. She was elected as a Councillor to Maryborough City Council in 2004, and re-elected to the new Fraser Coast Regional Council in 2008. Anne has chaired the Fraser Coast South Burnett Regional Tourism Board since December 2009.