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 Senior management

Liza Carroll
Director-General

Liza Carroll joined the department in August 2015. She previously held the role of Associate Secretary – Head of Indigenous Affairs in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In this role, she was responsible for bringing together over 1500 staff from eight different departments to form the new Indigenous affairs portfolio in 100 locations across Australia. Prior to this, she was Deputy Secretary in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs with responsibility for housing, homelessness, families, children, women issues, gambling and community services.

Ms Carroll has a Masters of Education (Hons), majoring in sociology and a Bachelor of Education. She was awarded the Public Service Medal for her work leading 'Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for Reform in the Australian Public Service'.

Christine Castley
Deputy Director-General
Housing and Homelessness Services

Christine joined the Department of Housing and Public Works in March 2016. She has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector. Christine has a substantial track record in senior leadership roles and has a passion for social policy. In her previous role as Senior Executive Director of Social Policy with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, she provided whole-of-Government leadership and coordination on a wide range of social and justice issues, including housing and public works, justice, police, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, communities, child safety, disability services, health, disaster management and counter-terrorism. During 2014-2015, she led the Secretariat to the Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence, working closely with the Chair of the Taskforce, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Government, Opposition and Independent Members of Parliament, as well as community sector representatives. She has previously worked in a variety of agencies including Natural Resources and Mines, State Development and the Queensland Performing Arts Trust, and has had primary responsibility for developing significant public sector legislation.

Christine holds qualifications in Arts/Law and a Master of Public Administration.

Graham Atkins
Deputy Director-General
Public Works and Asset Management

Graham has more than 30 years experience in the building and construction industry. This includes 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 provides responsive and flexible client focussed services.

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 of BIP, 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, MIIA

Robyn has led the Corporate and Executive Services Division since May 2007. Prior to this, Robyn held the position of Director, Governance and Review, a role she held since November 2004. From 2001, Robyn was Manager, Internal Audit. In her current position, Robyn is responsible for human resource management, financial services, legal services, information services, executive services, integrity services, planning and performance management, communication services, and internal audit.

Robyn 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.

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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