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 Senior management

Liza Carroll

BEd, MEd (Hons)

Liza was appointed as Director-General of the Department of Housing and Public Works in August 2015. She has over 15 years senior executive experience across the Australian and Queensland Governments. During this time Liza has delivered reforms in the areas of housing, homelessness, families, income support and communities.

Liza is the former Associate Secretary of Indigenous Affairs in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She started her career in the early childhood education and higher education arenas.

Liza has a keen interest in public sector leadership and administration in terms of strategy and delivery for government and the community.

Christine Castley
Deputy Director-General, Housing and Homelessness Services


Christine has been with the department since March 2016, bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in the public sector. In her previous role of Senior Executive Director of Social Policy with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Christine led and coordinated a wide range of whole-of-government social and justice issues. In 2014–15 in particular, Christine led the Secretariat to the Government’s Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence. Prior to this, Christine held senior positions in the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, the Department of State Development and the Queensland Performing Arts Trust.

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 spanning a number of decades. Graham has contributed to the Executive Leadership Team in his role as Deputy Director-General since joining the department in July 2011. 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.

Kimberley Dripps
Assistant Director-General, Queensland Government Procurement

BVsc (Hons), MBA, GAICD

Kimberley was appointed Assistant Director-General, Queensland Government Procurement and Chief Advisor, Queensland Government Procurement in April 2017.

Kimberley has a strong public-sector background, working most recently as Deputy Secretary in the Australian Department of Environment. She has also worked in Victoria for the Department of the 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.

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 in July 2013. 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.

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.

Robyn Turbit
Assistant Director-General, Corporate Services

BComm, BEcon

Robyn has worked for almost 40 years across the private and public sectors predominantly relating to accounting, auditing and governance functions. Over this career span, she has undertaken her various roles using many employment styles, viz. full-time, part-time, telecommuting, and contracting.

Robyn has worked in a number of public sector departments but for the last 27 years within the various iterations of the Department of Housing and Public Works. Robyn was appointed as the first Internal Audit Manager for the department and went on to fill a variety of positions until her appointment to the Assistant Director-General Corporate Services position in 2007.

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