Curtis Pitt, Minister for Trade & Investment

The TIQ Board has responsibility to

The Hon Curtis Pitt MP

Treasurer, Minister for Trade and Investment




The Honourable Steve Bredhauer, Chair 

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 Qld goods and services to overseas buyers and attracting inbound international investment to Qld. TIQ has its headquarters in Brisbane and a network of offices in regional Qld 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 Qld 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.


Josie Angus

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.

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

Formerly a senior executive with the ANZ Bank, Mr Murphy is an outstanding senior policy executive and respected government leader.

Before his role with the ANZ Bank, Mr Murphy was Deputy Secretary in the Federal Treasury for more than a decade and also held a number of senior executive positions in the Commonwealth Departments of Treasury, Attorney-General and Finance.

His distinguished career also includes a role as an advisor with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, and for a short period he worked as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Mr Murphy was also awarded a Public Service Medal for his strategic economic advice that formed the government’s response to the global financial crisis.


Michael Schaumburg

Michael Schaumburg is Director-General of the Department of State Development and a senior executive with 30 years’ experience in the infrastructure and resources industries.

For the last two decades he has had senior executive experience in the Queensland Government and government-owned corporations.

He is a former Deputy Coordinator-General in the Department of State Development and Engineering Manager of the Ports Corporation Queensland.

Michael’s private sector experience includes roles for engineering consultants, a large construction contractor and an ASX listed resources infrastructure development company.

TIQ Board Member Kate Hynes

Kate Hynes

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.


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).