Directors-General named

Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Following the swearing in of the final new Minister, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the Directors-General for each department.

The Premier said she has a high expectation of Directors-Generals to be focused on supporting her ministers to serve the people of Queensland.

“We’ve got a big job ahead of us and I expect everyone to roll up their sleeves and get on with our COVID recovery,” the Premier said.

Two temporary three-month appointments have been made. These positions will be advertised and permanent appointments announced following a meritorious selection process.

Directors-General/Chief Executives will lead the following Departments:

Queensland Government Agencies

Name

Title

Current status

Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Mr Dave Stewart

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Mr Damien Walker

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Coordinator-General

Ms Toni Power

Coordinator-General

Continuing appointment

Queensland Treasury

Ms Rachel Hunter

Under Treasurer

Continuing appointment

Department of Education

Mr Tony Cook

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Queensland Health

Dr John Wakefield

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Mr Neil Scales

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Department of Energy and Public Works

Mr James Purtill

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Mr David Mackie

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Queensland Police Service

Ms Katarina Carroll

Commissioner

Continuing appointment

Queensland Corrective Services

Mr Peter Martin

Commissioner

Continuing appointment

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Mr Greg Leach

Commissioner

Continuing appointment

Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Mr John Lee

Acting Director-General

Temporary Acting appointment

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Ms Beth Woods (retiring)

Mr Bob Gee (to transition from early 2021)

Director-General

Continuing appointments

Department of Communities and Housing and Digital Economy

Ms Clare O’Conner

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water

Mr Frankie Carroll

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Mr Warwick Agnew

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Department of Seniors and Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Dr Chris Sarra

Ms Mary-Anne Curtis

Director-General

Associate Director-General, Seniors and Disability Services

Continuing appointment

Continuing appointment

Department of Resources

Mr Mike Kaiser

Acting Director-General

Temporary Acting appointment (commencing January 2021)

Department of Environment and Science

Mr Jamie Merrick

Director-General

Continuing appointment

Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Ms Deidre Mulkerin

Director-General

Continuing appointment

The Premier said the arrangements are effective immediately for the continuing Directors-Generals.

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