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PEOPLEAnnastacia Palaszczuk, David Edwards, Michael Schaumburg, Elizabeth Woods, Clare O'Connor, James Purtill, Tamara O'Shea, Jon Black
DEPARTMENTSQld Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Qld Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Department of National Parks, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Department of State Development, Queensland Sport and Racing
TAGS Queensland Public Service Commission, Queensland, Robert Setter, Jim Hallion, David Edwards, Jon Black, Michael Schaumburg, Elizabeth Woods, James Purtill, Clare O'Connor, Tamara O'Shea, Jack Noye, John Glaister
Six new directors-general and a projects chief from within the public service have been appointed by Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Two positions remain.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk appointed a further six directors-general on Friday, following the recommendations of an independent recruitment panel tasked with a merit-based review of the top 17 public service positions.
All six are from within the public service, following the appointment from the private sector of the heads of Department of Energy and Water Supply and the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games at the beginning of the month.
In addition to the six directors-general, Palaszczuk announced David Edwards would be given the job of Projects Chief Executive of the state’s Integrated Resort Development projects, which includes Queen’s Wharf in Brisbane. In this round, only one director-general — Jon Black at Department of Environment and Heritage Protection — has been reappointed.
The premier said she was confident the new DG line-up had a mix of significant experience, skills and leadership following today’s appointments. She added that it was good to see strong representation for women at the chief executive level:
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Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have seen it first hand. Now, it's official.