Warwick Agnew was appointed as Director-General of the Department in May 2018 following an extensive career and experience in both private and public sectors.
Prior to joining the Department, Warwick was a senior executive in a Queensland Government central agency and has direct experience in social and economic policy issues facing all areas of Queensland.
Throughout his career Warwick has lead social and economic infrastructure projects, economic analysis and policy, legislative reform, financial and commercial procurement and corporate finance advisory services.
Most recently Warwick held the position of Deputy Under Treasurer in Queensland Treasury, responsible for commercial, fiscal and economic advice on the state’s economic portfolios and leading Treasury’s role in investment policy and attraction programs to stimulate private sector investment in Queensland.
Warwick’s private sector experience includes commercial project development and senior advisory roles for global companies servicing resources, energy, industrial, infrastructure, property and defence sectors. He has also served on key government boards including Queensland Treasury Corporation Capital Markets Board, the Long-Term Asset Allocation Board and the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority.
Deputy Director-General, Local Government and Regional Services
Natalie has over 18 years’ experience in the public service at both State and Local Government levels. During this time, Natalie has specialised in leading policy and legislation reform in the areas of planning, building, infrastructure and property.
Over the past five years Natalie has held General Manager positions in Property Queensland and in Infrastructure Policy and Planning in the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. In her previous position, Natalie’s key responsibilities included the annual update of the State Infrastructure Plan, monthly reporting on the whole of government capital program and the development and implementation of the Maturing Infrastructure Pipeline Program. Natalie has qualifications in health science and business and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.
Deputy Director-General, Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Kathy Parton joined the department from the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA), where she was General Manager of Communication and Strategic Engagement. At the QRA Kathy led a team that oversaw engagement and governance activities as part of the $13 billion rebuilding program following the 2010-11 Queensland floods.
Previously Kathy has held senior roles with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, including leading the Queensland Government's crisis communications network during the response to the Queensland Floods and Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Kathy has worked in media, communication and advertising in Queensland and overseas, and holds qualifications in English, journalism, writing, editing and publishing.