Ian Mitchell is a founding GAGAL board member and served as Chairperson for 15 years from 1985 to 2010. Ian also served as Secretary from 1992 to 2007, and resigned as Deputy Chairperson in 2011. Now retired, he is involved in community activities. Ian was First Officer of the Calliope Bush Fire Brigade for several years until 2014 and remains a member of the Brigade. Over the years he has held several positions with various organisations within the Gladstone community including Secretary of the Gladstone Trades and Labour Council and Chair of the Central Queensland Institute of TAFE Council.