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Executive Management Group

Role of EMG

DET Executive Management Team from left to right - Steve Armitage; Carol Webb; Rod Arthur (at rear); Al Wagner; Ian Hawke; Julie Grantham (Director-General); Lyn McKenzie; Richard Eden. Absent from photograph - Zea Johnston and Rod Camm

The role of the Executive Management Group (EMG) is to positively position the portfolio for the future. The EMG sets and reviews the strategic direction, priorities and performance objectives of the organisation.

EMG considers and provides advice in relation to:

  • setting key priorities
  • developing and reviewing major strategy and policy
  • gauging performance against key priorities
  • identifying and managing strategic risk governance arrangements
  • making budget and investment decisions
  • creating workforce strategies including organisational change
  • complying with legislative responsibilities.

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Members of EMG

The Executive Management Group provides executive leadership and decision making to support the Director-General in managing the department. At 30 June 2009, membership of the EMG was:

  • Julie Grantham, Director-General
  • Rod Camm, Associate Director-General, Skills Queensland
  • Zea Johnston, Chief Officer, Office for Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Lyn McKenzie, A/Deputy Director-General, Education Queensland
  • Rod Arthur, Deputy Director-General, Training Queensland
  • Richard Eden, A/Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services
  • Al Wagner, Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Services
  • Carol Webb, A/Assistant Director-General, Policy, Planning and Performance
  • Ian Hawke, Assistant Director-General, Tertiary and Non-State Education
  • Terry Kearney, Assistant Director-General, Indigenous Education and Training Futures

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Individual members

Julie Grantham Director-General

Julie Grantham (Director-General)

As Director-General, Julie Grantham is responsible for leading and managing one of the state's largest government departments and for setting the education and training direction for Queensland.

Julie was a secondary school teacher, principal and Executive Director (Schools) in Education Queensland before attaining the position of Assistant Director-General, School Resourcing and Administration in 2005.

Prior to her appointment as Director-General of Education and Training, Julie was the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

The Director-General reports to the Premier and the Minister for Education and Training.

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Rod Camm Associate Director-General, Skills Queensland

Rod Camm (Associate Director-General)

As Associate Director-General, Skills Queensland, Rod Camm is responsible for the Skills Queensland and Tertiary and Non-State Education Divisions within the Department of Education and Training.

Skills Queensland will drive reforms of the vocational education and training sector through innovative policy and purchasing strategies aimed at ensuring industry ownership of the skills agenda, and flexibility and responsiveness from training providers.

The Tertiary and Non-State Education Division plays an important role in ensuring value for money and quality from Queensland's significant investment in education and training and also leads the international education services for the department.

Rod Camm was previously the Chief Executive Officer, Construction Skills Queensland, which is the centre of excellence for the building and construction industry in Queensland.

The Associate Director-General, Skills Queensland, reports to the Director-General, Department of Education and Training.

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Zea Johnston Chief Officer, Office for Early Childhood Education and Care

Zea Johnston (Chief Officer, Office for Early Childhood Education and Care)

As Chief Officer for the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care (OECEC), Zea Johnston leads the OECEC in bringing early education and childcare services together for the first time, and for planning and providing access to kindergarten programs for children aged between 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 years of age.

Zea has worked in education and training in Queensland since 1988.

Prior to her appointment as Chief Officer of OECEC, Zea was Deputy Director-General, Corporate Strategy and Resourcing in the former Department of Education, Training and the Arts.

The Chief Officer reports to the Minister for Education and Training.

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Lyn McKenzie Acting Deputy Director-General, Education Queensland

Lyn McKenzie (Deputy Director-General)

As Acting Deputy Director-General, Education Queensland, Lyn McKenzie provides leadership in the development and implementation of innovative and effective education models and policies in Queensland's state schooling sector, and also leads the international education and training arm of the department.

Lyn brings more than 22 years of experience in Queensland's education and vocational training sectors. She has been a teacher, principal and Executive Director (Schools) in our state education sector, and has worked in education systems overseas.

Prior to her appointment as Acting Deputy Director-General, Education Queensland, Lyn was Assistant Director-General for Education Programs and Services in the Department of Education, Training and the Arts.

The Deputy Director-General, Education Queensland, reports to the Director-General of the Department of Education and Training.

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Rod Arthur Deputy Director-General, Training Queensland

Rod Arthur (Deputy Director-General)

As Deputy Director-General, Training Queensland, Rod Arthur is responsible for leading Queensland's public training system to support Queensland's skilling needs.

Rod has more than 30 years of experience across the secondary and vocational education and training sectors at both state and national levels.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director-General, Training Queensland, Rod's roles have included General Manager, Training Quality and Regulations; Chief Information Officer; and Institute Director.

The Deputy Director-General, Training Queensland, reports to the Director-General, Department of Education and Training.

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Richard Eden Acting Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services

Richard Eden (Acting Deputy Director-General)

As Acting Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services, Richard Eden is responsible for the department's human resources, strategic information and technologies, finance and corporate procurement.

Richard has worked in the department since 2002.

Prior to his appointment as Acting Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services, Richard was Assistant Director-General, Strategic Information and Technologies, in the former Department of Education, Training and Arts.

The Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services, reports to the Director-General, Department of Education and Training.

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Al Wagner Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Services

Al Wagner (Deputy Director-General)

As Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Services, Al Wagner is responsible for the department's strategic infrastructure strategy and planning, capital works planning, environmental sustainability, infrastructure delivery and operations. Al is also the State Coordinator for the Australian Government's Building the Education Revolution.

Al has worked in education and training since 1999.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Services, Al was the Acting Deputy Director-General, Corporate Strategy and Resourcing, in the former Department of Education, Training and Arts.

The Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Services, reports to the Director-General, Department of Education and Training.

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Carol Webb Acting Assistant Director-General, Policy, Planning and Performance

Carol Webb (Assistant Director-General)

As Acting Assistant Director-General, Policy, Planning and Performance, Carol Webb is responsible the department's performance and reporting, policy development, strategy and planning, VET policy development, legislative services, strategic research and governance, strategy and planning.

Carol's experience encompasses the roles of Institute Director of Queensland regional and city-based TAFE institutes. She has also taught in state and Catholic sector secondary schools across Queensland. Carol began her career as an organic chemist in public and private industry.

Prior to her appointment as Acting Assistant Director-General, Policy, Planning and Performance, Carol was Assistant Director-General, Industry and VET Policy, in the former Department of Education, Training and the Arts.

The Assistant Director-General, Policy, Planning and Performance, reports to the Director-General, Department of Education and Training.

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Ian Hawke Assistant Director-General, Tertiary and Non-State Education

Ian Hawke (Assistant Director-General)

As Assistant Director-General, Tertiary and Non-State Education, Ian Hawke is responsible for the Office of Non-State Education, including international provider regulation, the Office of Higher Education, home education, Australian Music Examination Board and training policy, quality, regulation and support.

Ian has worked in the department for the past six years, having previously worked in university administration for some 20 years.

Prior to his appointment as Assistant Director-General, Tertiary and Non-State Education, Ian was Assistant Director-General (International, Non-State and Higher Education) and Assistant Director-General (Strategic Policy and Performance) in the former Department of Education, Training and Arts.

Assistant Director-General, Tertiary and Non-State Education, reports to the Associate Director-General, Skills Queensland, Department of Education and Training.

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Terry Kearney Assistant Director-General, Indigenous Education and Training Futures

Terry Kearney (Assistant Director-General, Indigenous Education and Training Futures)

As Assistant Director-General, Indigenous Education and Training Futures, Terry Kearney is responsible for Indigenous education, policy and projects, Indigenous VET initiatives and Indigenous school support.

Terry has worked in education for more than 30 years as teacher and principal. Terry has held the position of Assistant Director-General in the following areas: Workforce Development, Learning and Performance; School Administration; Strategy and Performance; Indigenous Education and Strategic Implementation; Indigenous Education, Training and the Arts; and Indigenous Education and Training Futures.

The Assistant Director-General, Indigenous Education and Training Futures, reports to the Director-General, Education and Training.

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