General Manager - QLD
Colin Fruk is AmCham’s General Manager in Queensland. He is an accomplished business growth specialist who has played an integral part in the evolution of many iconic Queensland brands. Most notably, as General Manager at the Queensland Chamber of Commerce, he directed all communication with Queensland’s 300,000 small and medium businesses throughout the initial economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic.
Colin has a Bachelor of Business (Communications) from QUT, which he put to good use through various marketing roles at Queensland Theatre Company, Endeavour Foundation, and child protection charity Act for Kids. Immediately prior to joining AmCham, Colin served as Chief-of-Staff for an Australian Government Minister.
The son of a Croatian immigrant who fled communism in the early 1960s, Colin has first-hand experience of how individual liberty, economic freedom and success through hard work can transform lives. Through the AmCham network, he has dedicated himself to advancing these values globally, and to ensuring that Queensland becomes more prosperous and globally connected than ever before.
Although global in his outlook, Colin is a Queenslander, through and through. Raised on a farm in the state’s central west, he is happiest when he is immersed in his latest home renovation project, or cheering his beloved North Queensland Cowboys to victory in the national rugby league. He lives in Brisbane with his wife Ivett, son Xavier and labradoodle Barkley.