Dean Kirkwood manages the MIW Export Hub and has a strong background in the resources sector and is well known among the industry here in the Mackay region. Dean is responsible for identifying, establishing, and driving opportunities in the export space for businesses in the region. Many will also know Dean as the general manager of Resource Industry Network, under which the Export Hub operates.
Lea Yepes is the Export Hub administrator (part-time) and is responsible for coordinating projects, identifying existing and potential export businesses, assisting in the development of international market analysis, coordinating export specific training and market intelligence, and helping promote the MIW METS brand as innovative, responsible and globally competitive. Lea holds a Bachelor of International Business and has previously worked as an export coordinator for ALICO S.A. in Colombia, as well as Coltrans S.A.S. International Freight Forwarder.