The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

The TIQ Board is responsible to:

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

Premier and Minister for Trade

 

CHAIR OF THE BOARD

The Hon. Steve Bredhauer

The Hon. Steve Bredhauer – Chair

Steve was appointed Chair of TIQ in December 2015. He is also the Deputy Chair of the International Education and Training Advisory Group.

Steve was TIQ’s Special Trade Representative to China, Vietnam and Mongolia from 2008 to 2012, during which time he led 14 trade missions. In various capacities for the Queensland Government and private sector, Steve has now led or participated in more than 25 trade missions to markets across the globe. From 1989 to 2004, Steve was a member of the Queensland Parliament. He served as Minister for Transport and Main Roads from 1998 to 2004.

Steve has also run a successful consulting business since 2004.

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Prof. Ian O’Connor

Professor Emeritus Ian O’Connor AC – Deputy Chair

Ian held the position of Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University from January 2005 until his retirement at the end of 2018. He led major growth of the university’s five campuses during this period.

Ian was a member of the Legacy Advisory Committee for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. He is a board member of the Foundation for Australian Studies in China and is Chair of the Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees.

In 2017, Ian was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for his contributions to the community. In March 2019, he was appointed Chair of the South Bank Corporation.

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart

Dave is Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and joined the board
in December 2017 following the transfer of Ministerial responsibility for TIQ to the Honourable
Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier and Minister for Trade.

He has held senior executive roles in the Queensland Government, including Deputy Coordinator-General of the Department of Infrastructure and Planning, and Director-General of Queensland Transport and then of the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Prior to joining the Queensland Government, Dave had a distinguished career in local government, and in engineering in Australia and the UK.

Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter

Rachel joined the board following her appointment as Director-General of the Department of State
Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning in April 2018.

Ms Hunter is a former director-general of two Queensland Government departments and also served as Queensland’s Public Service Commissioner from 2000 to 2003. Ms Hunter has chaired the board of Jobs Queensland, providing advice on skills needs and workforce planning. She is currently Deputy Chancellor of Griffith University and has served as the Chair of Children’s Health Queensland.

From March 2019 to September 2019, Ms Hunter acted in the role of Director-General, Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Michele Fleming

Michele Fleming

Michele is Associate Principal and Head of Government Relations at Populous, a global specialist architecture firm. She has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic government relations, media, and public relations in Asia and Australia.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (New Zealand), a Graduate Diploma in Journalism (New Zealand) and a Graduate Diploma in Communications (Distinction) (QUT).

Michele is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kate Hynes

Kate Hynes

Kate is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Federal Court of Australia and High Court of
Australia. Kate is currently Head of Legal & Business Affairs at Brisbane film and television production company Hoodlum.

She holds a Certificate in Information Privacy Management (International Association of Privacy Professionals), a Bachelor of Laws (QUT), a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (QUT) and a Bachelor of Arts (University of Queensland). Kate has worked as a legal adviser in Brisbane, Melbourne, Dubai and Jakarta, and has a particular interest in international law and trade.

Jim Varghese

Jim Varghese

Jim is the National Chair of the Australia India Business Council and owner and Chairman of The Leadership Company, which specialises in change and transformation. He is also Executive Director of the Springfield City Group and was its Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2012.

Prior to 2008, Jim had a distinguished 30-year career in the public sector, which included roles as the chief executive in leading government agencies in both Victoria and Queensland. He has an outstanding track record as a chief executive running multifaceted businesses, with a proven ability to deliver excellent, innovative results in challenging and changing environments.

In 2001, Jim received the Centenary Medal for services to the public sector. In 2009, he was awarded the Order of Australia for services to the public sector and the community. He joined the board in October 2019.