New Chief Executive Appointed to Key Business Role

Chief Minister Michael Gunner has today confirmed Mr Shaun Drabsch as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation (DTBI), following a national recruitment process.

Mr Drabsch has extensive experience in both Government and private enterprise, including developing and implementing economic policy, infrastructure and major investment projects.

With previous experience in senior Government roles in Queensland and Canberra, he has worked on a number of Territory projects and initiative and in broad sectors including resources and energy, transport, agribusiness, education, and telecommunications.

He also brings deep experience with parliament, cabinet and budget processes, land tenure, procurement and stakeholder management and corporate governance.

As noted by Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Our number one priority is to create jobs for Territorians and the Department of Business, Trade and Innovation is a key driver of job creation.

As CEO of DTBI, Mr Drabsch will apply his considerable skills to help grow the Territorys economy, with oversight of the Territorys Major Projects.

With his experience in trade and investment attraction, innovation and economic development, I welcome this appointment and look forward to working with Shaun to develop the Territory to its fullest potential.

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