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.
Asset Services and Works
Graham was appointed to the role of Deputy Director-General Asset Services and Works in July 2011.
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.
Corporate and Executive Services
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.
Dr Peter Stewart
Strategic Asset Management
PhD (RMIT), Master of Building, Grad Dip Eng Maint Mgt, Bachelor of Building (Honours)
Peter has more than 30 years experience in the property, construction and education sectors. Before joining the Department of Housing and Public Works, he was the Deputy Director-General, Communities’ Property Portfolio, Department of Communities.
Peter also held the role of General Manager of the Infrastructure Division for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Victoria, and Associate Professor and Head of the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University. Earlier in his career, Peter worked for Fluor Daniel and with the Victorian Public Works Department and Ministry of Education.
Tony was appointed to the role of Deputy Director-General Housing and Homelessness Services in the former Department of Communities in 2009. He transferred into this role from the Department of Works, where he had been Deputy Director-General Services since October 2003. Prior to this Tony had been the General Manager of QBuild, a position he held for 7 years.
In all, Tony has over 12 years experience in a range of social housing managerial roles, including several years heading up the ACT Housing Trust. Tony has a Bachelor of Arts (Social Services) degree and is committed to the development and delivery of improved housing solutions throughout Queensland communities.
Queensland Government Chief Procurement Officer
Mary was appointed to the role of Queensland Government Chief Procurement Officer 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.
Mary has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.