The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

The TIQ Board has responsibility to

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

Premier, Minister for Trade



The Hon. Steve Bredhauer

The Hon. Steve Bredhauer

The Hon. Steve Bredhauer was appointed Chair of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) in December 2015. He is also the Deputy Chair of the International Education and Training Ministerial Advisory Group.

TIQ is the Queensland Government lead agency for promoting the export of Queensland goods and services to overseas buyers and attracting inbound international investment to Queensland. TIQ has its headquarters in Brisbane and a network of offices in regional Queensland as well as 16 overseas offices.

Prior to his appointment as Chair Mr Bredhauer previously acted as TIQ Special Trade Representative to China, Vietnam and Mongolia from 2008 to 2012. In both these capacities Mr Bredhauer has led 15 Trade Missions to China, Vietnam and Mongolia and has participated in others to Indonesia and Korea with over 25 missions to Asian markets in total.

From 1989 to 2004 Mr Bredhauer was an MP in the Queensland Parliament and Minister for Transport and Main Roads from 1998 to 2004.

Mr Bredhauer has run a successful consulting business from 2004 to the present in addition to his other roles.



Prof. Ian O’Connor

Professor Ian O’Connor, Deputy Chair

Ian O’Connor was Vice Chancellor of Griffith University from 2005 to 2018.

Prior to his initial appointment at Griffith University in 2002, Professor O’Connor completed a Bachelor of Social Work and Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Queensland.

Professor O’Connor holds various board positions and visiting fellowships.

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 and Business Affairs at Hoodlum, Brisbane.

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

Michele Fleming

Michele Fleming

Michele Fleming is Associate Principal, Business Development of Populous Design, a global sports specialist firm.

She has 17 years’ experience in strategic government relations in Asia and Australia.

She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Arts (New Zealand), a Graduate Diploma in Journalism (New Zealand) and a Graduate Diploma in Communications (Distinction) (QUT).

Toni Power

Toni Power

Toni Power is currently Acting Director-General, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning.

Toni is a senior executive with 25 years’ experience in the public sector at commonwealth and state levels. In addition to executive roles within the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Toni has held senior roles within the departments of Housing, Communities and Public Works.

Toni has a professional background in government property management, commercialised business services and corporate services. Toni’s experience in program and project management and leading organisations through transition and major change has created her strong relationship-based leadership style with a focus on achieving real outcomes for the department.

Toni was appointed Deputy Director-General of Industry Partnerships in early 2017.

Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter is Director-General of the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning.

Ms Hunter is a former director-general of two Queensland Government departments – the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, and the Department of Education, Training and the Arts. She also served as Queensland’s Public Service Commissioner from 2000 to 2003.

Ms Hunter has chaired the Board of Jobs Queensland, providing industry and evidence-based advice on skills needs and workforce planning. She is currently a Deputy Chancellor with Griffith University and has served as the Chair of Children’s Health Queensland.

Much of Ms Hunter’s career in government has been spent in portfolios with a focus on employment, skills, training, and economic growth and resilience. She brings to each role an outcome-focused, values-led leadership style.