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									Executive leadership team

                                 The department's Executive Leadership Team provides strategic leadership, direction and oversight to
                                 facilitate the delivery of strategic goals and operational objectives.

                                 Colin Jensen is the Coordinator-   $17 million to addressing          Manager (Road System and
                                 General and the Director-          housing affordability in           Engineering)—the department’s
                                 General of the Department of       Queensland and a $36 billion       chief engineer. In this role, he
                                 Infrastructure and Planning.       investment over 10 years           ensured that the department
                                 He has been in these roles         in priority infrastructure         had the technical expertise,
                                 since 14 September 2007.           for regional communities           systems and people capability
                                                                    and the state’s minerals           to meet the demands and risks
                                 Colin is responsible for           and export sectors.                associated with managing
                                 overseeing the delivery                                               $30 billion of road infrastructure.
                                 of the Queensland                  Prior to this role, Colin was      Colin also held engineering and
Colin Jensen                     Government’s infrastructure        the Deputy Director-General of     executive positions in Main
Coordinator-General and          development agenda and             Queensland Transport from July     Roads in the fields of urban
Director-General, Department     for shaping a sustainable          2006 to September 2007. In         planning, transport modelling,
of Infrastructure and Planning   future for Queensland.             this role he was responsible for   strategic planning, road program
                                                                    overseeing and coordinating the    development and policy.
                                 This includes coordinating         state’s transport infrastructure
                                 key programs and projects          program, as well as integrated     Colin has also been heavily
                                 such as the updated $107           transport planning, passenger      involved in the field of
                                 billion South East Queensland      transit systems, and information   intelligent transport systems
                                 Infrastructure Plan and Program    and financial management.           (ITS), both internationally and
                                 (2008–2026), managing more                                            domestically. He has served as
                                 than $2.22 billion in South        Colin worked for the Department    Chair of the Board of Directors
                                 East Queensland Water Grid         of Main Roads from 1987 to         for the World Congress on ITS,
                                 projects in the 2008–09 financial   2006, finishing his time with       and President of ITS Australia.
                                 year, contributing over            the department as General

                                                                                                EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM                    7
    Gary White                          Geoff Dickie                       Damian Gould                         Roger Fitzpatrick
    Deputy Director-General, Planning   Deputy Coordinator-General,        Acting Deputy Coordinator-General,   Acting Deputy Director-General,
                                        Infrastructure and Economic        Infrastructure Delivery              Strategy and Governance
    Gary was City Planner for           Development
    Ipswich City Council from                                              Damian has been with the             Roger joined the department
    2002 to 2008. From 1977             Geoff has worked in mining         Department of Infrastructure         in early 2007 and has played
    to 2001, Gary was Director          and petroleum exploration and      and Planning since November          a key role in establishing the
    of Planning and Director            development in Australia and       2006 and has played a key            strategic direction, corporate
    of Community Planning for           Canada. In recent years, he has    role in implementing the South       governance framework and
    Redland Shire Council.              been a manager in government       East Queensland Water Grid.          organisational arrangements
                                        resource departments at both                                            for the department.
    As Centres Planning Manager         Commonwealth and state levels.     Damian has been in the
    for the Gold Coast City Council,    Geoff has taught geology and       state public sector for              Roger’s career has covered
    Gary undertook study tours on       economics at universities. Most    over 11 years and, prior to          advisory and management
    regional planning systems in the    recently, he has been leading      joining the department,              roles with a particular focus
    USA and Canada and, notably,        the Coordinator-General’s role     held numerous positions              on industrial relations, human
    in 2001 headed a 30-delegate        in developing major projects       with Queensland Treasury,            resources and organisational
    touring group. From 2000 to         in Queensland, particularly the    including as Departmental            development issues. He has led
    2004, Gary was the President        Chalco Aurukun Bauxite Project.    Liaison Officer to the then           corporate management functions
    of the Queensland Division                                             Deputy Premier and Treasurer.        in a number of diverse agencies.
    of the Planning Institute of        Geoff’s role is now extended       In this role, he advised the         He initially worked with the
    Australia. He is currently the      to regional infrastructure         Treasurer on commercial and          Australian Government as an
    Queensland representative on        initiatives such as the            policy issues related to the         economist before embarking
    the National Council of the         Northern Economic Triangle.        state’s government-owned             on a career in industrial
    Planning Institute of Australia.                                       corporations and energy sector.      relations, which included
                                        He has previously served as                                             six years in Canberra and a
                                        Special Advisor, Native Title                                           period as Queensland State
                                        and Mining and Executive                                                Manager of the Department
                                        Director, Minerals and Petroleum                                        of Industrial Relations.
                                        Division in the Department of
                                        Natural Resources and Mines.


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