Mr Kim Carroll – Investment Director – Badderam Eco Luxe Resort & Spa
Buderim resident, Investment Director, developer and ambassador of the Badderam proposal, Kim is married to Badderam Creative Director Heidi Meyer and is proud to call Buderim home. A Sunshine Coast local since the age of 8 years, he is passionate about sharing the vision of Badderam. As the second youngest of five children growing up on Bribie Island, Kim brings a lifetime of local knowledge to this proposal. He has loved the Sunshine Coast for many years and is ardent about the growth and diversity that it offers to residents and visitors alike.
Kim does not claim to be the perfect eco warrior, he admits he ought to walk the veggie scraps outside to the compost pile far more often than he does. He is very pleased however with his recent purchase of the families all new 100% electric car, the Tesla Model S, which Kim reports is simply “the best car” he has ever owned.
Now age 56, Kim brings more than 35 years experience as a self-employed business person to the Badderam proposal. Kim is the Director of several companies and contributes his extensive knowledge of business planning, funding, investment strategy and implementation. Kim specialises in Budgets, forecasts, management, group sales, and partnerships. He has much experience in the field of mergers and acquisitions. All of this experience is instrumental to the Badderam proposal.
Kim’s professional career began at the age of 17, when he pursued a trade and qualified as a Fitter and Turner. After completing his apprenticeship, he worked for R.L Windsor and Sons as a tradesman, before starting at his father’s small business ‘Carroll Terminal Company’, in the storeroom.
As he grew with his father’s company, he went on to operate the internal sales of the business and soon became VP of Sales. It was in this role that Kim expanded the company and became responsible for sales in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He managed a large internal sales team and the cable marker production team, working with his father and brother as they expanded what was once a small Brisbane based business, now distributing to three continents and working in five.
The company changed its name from ‘Carroll Terminal Company’ to ‘Carroll Australasia’ after making three successful acquisitions of competitors and incorporating the ancillary products they sold, into their own range of products. This highly successful business strategy saw the company go on to create a substantial range of products that performed in stringent and hazardous environments including products in; rail and mass transit, aerospace, airports, agriculture and transport.
With a diverse product range, significant growth and more than 25 years of very successful trading in the Australasian marketplace, Kim and his family decided in 2006 that it was the right time to sell this successful and time honoured Australian family business. Kim retired at the age of 46 and has been engaged in philanthropic and community work since. The creation of the Badderam proposal has been an exciting return to work for Kim, he has never been more passionate.
A Father and a very proud Australian, Kim’s interests include; preservation of the worldwide bee population, fast cars, motorcycles, keeping fit, snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing, electric guitars, luxury travel, deep sea diving, and lifestyle projects. Kim has a penchant for a good game of golf, he enjoys a shot of wheatgrass in his daily celery and cucumber juice. His idea of a good time usually includes an outdoor fire pit or an outdoor adventure. His newest love is a simple one and includes taking his 6-year old daughter ‘Chalcot’, and the families’ pet poodle Tofu Sparkles, to the beach and swings at Mooloolaba.
Kim is an active resident of Buderim and enjoys working closely within the community. He is an active member of Buderim Safe and the Vice President of the Local Ambulance Committee, where he volunteers his time as a qualified CPR trainer, teaching CPR skills free of charge to the regional community.
As dedicated residents of Buderim, Kim and Heidi would like to leave a legacy for future Buderim inhabitants, so that they too can enjoy, look after and experience Buderim’s cultural heritage and natural character too.