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 Senior management

Liza Carroll

BEd, MEd (Hons)

Liza Carroll joined the Department as Director-General in August 2015 with over 15 years’ experience working in the Australian Public Service in senior roles in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

Previously Liza was the Associate Secretary, Indigenous Affairs, Prime Minister and Cabinet. In this role, Liza was responsible for establishing a new Indigenous Affairs portfolio which amalgamated areas from eight different departments, and focussed on leading policy, program and delivery reform in Indigenous Affairs.

Prior to this, Liza spent three and half years in the position of Deputy Secretary in FaHCSIA with responsibility for housing, homelessness, families, women and children.

Christine Castley
Deputy Director-General
Housing and Homelessness Services


Christine joined the department in March 2016, with over 20 years’ experience in the public sector. Christine held the previous role of Senior Executive Director of Social Policy with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and provided whole-of-government leadership and coordination on a wide range of social and justice issues. During 2014–15, Christine led the Secretariat to the Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence, working closely with the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Government, Opposition and Independent Members of Parliament, as well as community sector representatives. Previously, Christine worked in a variety of agencies including the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, the Department of State Development, the Queensland Performing Arts Trust, and has had primary responsibility for developing significant public sector legislation.

Graham Atkins
Deputy Director-General
Public Works and Asset Management

BA Science (Quantity Surveying), Associate Dip. of Applied Science (Building)

Graham has vast experience in the building and construction industry that spans a number of decades. Graham has contributed to the Executive Leadership Team in his role as Deputy Director-General since July 2011. Through Graham’s leadership, Building and Asset Services has emerged as a strategic partner to government agency customers.

Graham has held senior executive positions within other government departments, including Deputy Director-General of the Department of Education and Training, where he was responsible for infrastructure planning and delivery. Graham holds a Queensland Open Builders Licence.

Don Rivers
Assistant Director-General
Building Industry and Policy

Dip Architecture, Grad Dip Building Project Management

Don was appointed to the role of Assistant Director-General, Building Industry and Policy (BIP) in July 2013.

With professional qualifications in architecture and project management, Don joined the department in 1995 after 20 years in the private sector as an architect delivering many of Queensland's capital works projects. Don has held a number of positions in the department’s former commercialised business unit, Project Services, including Regional Architect, Client Manager, Portfolio Director and General Manager.

As the Assistant Director General, Building Industry and Policy, Don is responsible for the delivery of policy development and legislative reform related to the building industry, and maintaining open and professional stakeholder engagement with the design and building construction sector on behalf of the department.

Robyn Turbit
Assistant Director-General
Corporate Services

BComm, BEcon

Robyn has over 37 years’ experience in government, public sector accounting and auditing.

Robyn has led Corporate Services since May 2007. Prior to this appointment, Robyn held the position of Director, Governance and Review from 2004 to 2007, and was the Manager, Internal Audit from 2001 to 2004 within the department.

Kimberley Dripps
Assistant Director-General
Queensland Government Procurement

Kimberley has a strong public sector background, most recently as Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Environment. She has also worked in Victoria for the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and in a number of policy and program roles across the state’s planning, transport and agriculture portfolios.

Before joining the department, Kimberley was a Principal at the Nous Group, leading the public policy practice in Queensland. In this role Kimberley has worked across Queensland Government departments, agencies and companies—including our department, the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, the Department of Energy and Water Supply, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Powerlink, Origin Energy and SunWater. 

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