CHAIR OF THE BOARD
The Hon. Steve Bredhauer
The Hon. Steve Bredhauer was appointed Chair of the Board 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 15 overseas offices.
Prior to his appointment as Chair Mr Bredhauer previously acted as TIQ Special Trade Representative to China, Vietnam and Mongolia from 2008-2012. 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 1989-2004 Mr Bredhauer was an MP in the Queensland Parliament and Minister for Transport and Main Roads from 1998-2004.
Mr Bredhauer has run a successful consulting business from 2004 to the present in addition to his other roles.
Ian O’Connor, Deputy Chair
Ian O’Connor was appointed Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University in January 2005.
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 and is a member of the Q20.
Dave Stewart is Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, having been appointed to the role in 2015.
He has held a number of 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 the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Prior to joining the Queensland Government, Mr Stewart had a distinguished career in local government, and in engineering in Australia and the United Kingdom. His achievements included being named as one of Australia’s Top 100 most influential engineers by Engineers Australia.
Mr Stewart holds masters’ degrees in business and engineering science, and completed a Harvard executive program looking at private sector involvement in infrastructure delivery. He is a member of a number of boards, including the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, Building Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
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.
Josie Angus owns and manages Angus Pastoral Co, running more than 35,000 head of high quality beef cattle across 400,000 acres in Central and Northern Queensland.
Since 1999 the company has marketed their own beef labels: Kimberley Red, Angus Pastoral, Sondella and Boss.
This led to the incorporation of Signature Beef, to market the company’s suite of brands to customers across 24 countries.
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).
Ms Kate Hynes is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Federal Court of Australia and High Court of Australia. She is currently Chief Legal Officer, Halfbrick Studios, 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).
She has worked as a legal advisor in Brisbane, Melbourne, Dubai and Jakarta and has particular interests in international law and trade.