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Executive Management Group

Photograph showing the DET Executive Management Group.
Standing_from left to right_Jeff Hunt; Lyn McKenzie; Ricahrd Eden; Rod Camm; Graeme Atkins (Acting DDG, Infrastructure Services for Al Wagner)
Seated_from left to right_Zea Johnston; Julie Grantham (Director-General); Ian Mackie. Absent from photograph - Al Wagner

Photograph showing the DET Executive Management Group.
Standing (from left to right): Jeff Hunt, Lyn McKenzie, Richard Eden, Rod Camm, Deb Daly, Graeme Atkins (Acting DDG, Infrastructure Services for Al Wagner)
Seated (from left to right): Zea Johnston, Julie Grantham (Director-General), Ian Mackie.
Absent from photograph: Al Wagner

The purpose 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 to enable the efficient and effective achievement of outcomes for Queensland.

The 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.

Executive Management Group members

Julie Grantham Director-General, Department of Education and Training (Chair)

Photograph showing Julie Grantham, Director-General, Department of Education and Training

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.

In March 2009, prior to her appointment as Director-General of Education and Training, Julie was the Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.

Rod Camm Associate Director-General, Skills Queensland, Tertiary and Non-State Education

Photograph showing Rod Camm, Associate Director-General, Skills Queensland, Tertiary and Non-State Education

As Associate Director-General, Rod Camm is responsible for the direction of the training system in Queensland and for the Skills Queensland and Tertiary and Non-State Education divisions, and he leads international education and training.

Skills Queensland's purpose is to drive reforms across the vocational education and training sector through innovative 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.

Rod was previously the CEO, Construction Skills Queensland, which is the centre of excellence for the building and construction industry.

Deb Daly Chief Operating Officer TAFE Queensland and DET Regional Operations

Photograph showing Deb Daly, Chief Operating Officer
TAFE Queensland and DET Regional Operations

As Chief Operating Officer for TAFE Queensland and DET Regional Operations, Deb Daly is responsible for service delivery for training in Queensland, including TAFE Queensland institutes, and DET regional service delivery covering education, training and early childhood sectors.

Deb has extensive experience in both the public service and in education and training. Deb was appointed Director, Corporate Services, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE in 1997, then Institute Director/CEO at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE from 2001.

Deb served as Chair of TAFE Directors Queensland in 2005 and Chair of the Board of TAFE Directors Australia between 2007 and 2010.

Richard Eden Deputy Director-General Corporate Services

Photograph showing Richard Eden, Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services

As 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 Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services, Richard was Assistant Director-General, Strategic Information and Technologies, in the former Department of Education, Training and the Arts.

Jeff Hunt Assistant Director-General Corporate Strategy and Performance

Photograph showing Jeff Hunt, Assistant Director-General 
Corporate Strategy and Performance

As the Assistant Director-General of Corporate Strategy and Performance, Jeff Hunt is responsible for corporate strategy, planning, performance monitoring and reporting functions.

Jeff is a former primary school teacher and principal and has over 20 years' experience in the department.

He has also fulfilled the roles of Executive Director, Performance Monitoring and Reporting, and Assistant Director, Human Resources.

Zea Johnston Associate Director-General and Chief Officer, Policy, Research, Legislation and Early Childhood Education and Care

Photograph showing Zea Johnston, Associate Director-General and Chief Officer,
Policy, Research, Legislation and Early Childhood Education and Care

As Associate Director-General, Zea Johnston oversees significant work in the areas of research, legislation and policy reform in education and training.

As Chief Officer, Zea also leads the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care in delivering improvements in early education and childcare services, including the rollout of universal access to a kindergarten program in Queensland.

Zea has worked in education and training in Queensland since 1988. Prior to her appointment as Associate Director-General and Chief Officer, Zea was Deputy Director-General, Corporate Strategy and Resourcing in the former Department of Education, Training and the Arts.

Ian Mackie Assistant Director-General Indigenous Education and Training Futures

Photograph showing Ian Mackie, Assistant Director-General, Indigenous Education and Training Futures

Ian Mackie leads the Division of Indigenous Education and Training Futures, which has a specific goal of improving outcomes for Indigenous students across the state.

Ian's diverse career has included the roles of Science/Mathematics teacher, associate administrator and school principal, and Director of Western Cape College. Ian was also Principal Policy Advisor, Indigenous, Education Queensland and Executive Director, Community Engagement in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Ian was the Inaugural Training Ombudsman in Queensland.

Lyn McKenzie Deputy Director-General Education Queensland

Photograph showing Lyn McKenzie, Deputy Director-General 
Education Queensland

As 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.

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 Deputy Director-General, Education Queensland, Lyn was Assistant Director-General for Education Programs and Services in the former Department of Education, Training and the Arts.

Al Wagner Deputy Director-General Infrastructure Services

Photograph showing Al Wagner, Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure Services

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 the Arts.

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