Department of Housing and Public Works
Neil has over 35 years' experience in the areas of government, public sector financing, public sector accounting and auditing, capital markets and financial risk management.
Neil came to the Department of Housing and Public Works on 20 August 2012. Before this, he was the Director-General for Department of Local Government since April 2012, and was the Deputy Director-General of Finance Procurement and Legal Services with Queensland Health for 15 months previously. Neil spent 23 years with Queensland Treasury Corporation with wide experience in key positions, including membership on the Executive Management Group from 1991. Neil had also worked in the Queensland Audit Office.
Neil's experience includes membership on boards and corporations such as IBIS (responsible for retail services throughout the Torres Strait) and the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation (an investment vehicle of the Brisbane City Council). Prior to joining Queensland Health, Neil held director and company secretary positions on a number of Queensland Government special purpose companies.
David joined the Queensland Government in May 2012 from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a Director in the Economic and Policy practice. A property and infrastructure specialist, David has held senior positions with the private sector and both state and federal governments. His principal focus has been strategic asset management, land use planning, and delivery of major property and infrastructure projects. David assumed responsibility for housing in May 2012 following 12 months of implementing other major government reforms in Queensland.
David is a former National President and Life Fellow of the Australian Property Institute, the immediate-past Chair of the Queensland Heritage Council, an adjunct professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Building and Asset Services
Graham has more than 30 years experience in the building and construction industry. This includes the past 10 years in the Department of Education and Training (DET) where he held various roles including Deputy Director-General and Assistant Director-General responsible for all infrastructure planning and delivery. During his time at DET, Graham was instrumental in leading the delivery of record capital and maintenance programs.
Graham has qualifications in building and quantity surveying as well as trade qualifications, and is committed to building strong relationships with key stakeholders and departmental clients to ensure that the Department of Housing and Public Works provides responsive and flexible client focussed services.
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 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 the State’s capital works projects. Throughout the last 18 years with the department, Don has held a number of positions including Regional Architect, Client Manager and Portfolio Director.
Over the past eight years, Don held the position of General Manager in the department’s former building design and construction services business where he lead the delivery of many of the State’s significant assets including the Brisbane Supreme and District Court project, the Gatton Correctional Centre and many major hospital redevelopments.
BComm, BEcon, MIIA
Robyn has led the Corporate and Executive Services Division since May 2007. Robyn had held the position of Director, Governance and Review since November 2004 and prior to that was Manager, Internal Audit from 2001. In her current position, Robyn is responsible for human resource management, financial services, legal services, contract services, information services, executive services, integrity services, strategic procurement coordination and internal audit.
She has extensive private and public sector experience in financial management and auditing, including five years in financial management consulting. Robyn is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Strategic Asset Management
Fiona has more than 20 year’s experience in senior leadership roles of which significant time was spent in the private sector across the insurance, superannuation and retail industries. Her breadth of experience includes strong operations management, service delivery and business transformation.
Before joining the Queensland Government, Fiona held business development roles in the City Design and City Buildings and Maintenance business units of the Brisbane City Council. She joined the Queensland Government in 1999 to deliver corporate services to the then Building Division of the former Department of Public Works. In 2003, Fiona established and led the Human Resources Division in Shared Services (CSQ), providing payroll and recruitment services to 12 agency clients. Fiona took on the role of General Manager of QFleet in 2006, a role in which she led major reform in fleet management across government.
Fiona has a Bachelor of Commerce, has completed the ANZSOG Executive Fellows program and is completing a Diploma of Advanced Procurement. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and committee member on the Queensland Chapter of the Australasian Fleet Managers Association.
Mary joined the Department of Housing and Public Works in October 2012. She has had over 18 years’ experience working in procurement leadership roles in major companies around the state such as Stanwell Corporation, Tarong Energy, Suncorp, Brisbane City Council and IncitecPivot.
Mary’s most recent role was at Stanwell Corporation where she drove transformational change through delivery of operational savings and efficiencies, while simultaneously building strategic procurement capability. She has a passion for making procurement relevant to business.