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Jamie Merrick

Jamie Merrick


Appointed as Director-General in March 2016 following a period of acting Director-General from August 2015

Under the Financial Accountability Act 2009, the Director-General is accountable to the Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business for the efficient, effective and financially responsible performance of the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation.

As Director-General, Jamie is responsible for ensuring the department:

  • implements the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative
  • drives cross-government digital economy and ICT initiatives
  • delivers customer-focused citizen services
  • provides ICT investment and policy advice
  • delivers scientific, ICT infrastructure, finance and human resource services to government departments.

Andrew Mills

Andrew Mills

Queensland Government Chief Information Officer

Commenced as Queensland Government Chief Information Officer in January 2014

Andrew provides strategic advice to the Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business—and agencies—on the best way for the government to use information and technology to deliver improved services to Queenslanders and drive efficiencies through new business models.

Andrew supports the Minister, Director-General and Directors-General ICT Council to:

  • provide assurance and increased transparency over ICT investment
  • progress investigations that assess government and market readiness of new initiatives
  • explore the adoption of emerging technologies to improve the business of government
  • improve government information security.

Christine Williams

Dr Christine Williams

Assistant Director‑General, Science

Commenced as Assistant Director-General in April 2012

Dr Williams leads the Science Division, which provides scientific and technical advice and services to government agencies to underpin their decision-making and legislative responsibilities.

The division, in close collaboration with the Queensland Chief Scientist, informs the Queensland Government’s science policy and provides strategic leadership for the government’s investment in science.

Christine has steered the division towards a whole-of-government approach to providing environmental, natural resource and climate science advice, driving synergies and efficiencies to ensure the division remains the trusted source of fit-for-purpose, evidence-based science for government decision‑making.

Dallas Stower

Dallas Stower

Assistant Director‑General, Strategic ICT

Commenced as Assistant Director-General in May 2014

Dallas leads the development and implementation of initiatives that strengthen Queensland’s ICT service delivery, including the Government Wireless Network and ICT shared services for the 1 William Street building.

He is responsible for ICT Strategic Sourcing, CITEC, Strategic ICT Projects and liaison with the ICT industry in relation to government procurement.

Dallas implements complex ICT projects with a focus on transitioning whole-of-government services, and drives partnerships and collaboration with government and industry to achieve quality ICT outcomes across the public sector.

Andrew Spina

Andrew Spina

Assistant Director‑General, Digital Productivity and Services

Commenced as Assistant Director-General in April 2012

Andrew is responsible for the areas of Digital Economy and Productivity, One‑Stop Shop, Smart Service Queensland and the Queensland State Archives.

Andrew is focused on using digital services to support improved customer service delivery, government efficiency and industry productivity.

Irene Violet

Irene Violet

Assistant Director‑General, Queensland Shared Services

Appointed as Assistant Director-General, Queensland Shared Services in July 2016 following a period of acting Assistant Director-General, Queensland Shared Services from May 2015

Irene is responsible for overseeing the payroll, HR and finance processes and systems for Queensland Shared Services’ customers.

Irene is focused on transitioning the government’s core finance and payroll systems to modern solutions that have the potential to deliver more contemporary, self-service and automated capabilities to client departments and agencies.

Paul Martyn

Paul Martyn

Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Innovation

Commenced as Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Innovation in December 2015

Paul’s responsibilities span innovation policy and insights, innovation programs and partnerships, and strategy and governance.

Paul is responsible for:

  • further developing and delivering the Advance Queensland initiative
  • influencing national and state policies, programs and regulations to ensure they best contribute to a thriving innovation system in Queensland
  • strengthening the unique role that DSITI can play in whole-of-government policy design and implementation
  • promoting innovation across government
  • departmental strategic and business planning.

Evan Hill

Evan Hill

Deputy Director-General, Corporate

(previous—Chief Change and Operations Officer)

Commenced as Deputy Director-General, Corporate in February 2014

Evan is responsible for the strategic leadership of the department’s corporate services—including finance, human resources, the Digital Enterprise Office, procurement, communications and engagement, legal, privacy, integrity services, corporate reporting, change management and risk management.

Professor Suzanne Miller

Commenced as Queensland Chief Scientist in December 2016

The Queensland Chief Scientist role provides leadership in science policy development and implementation and provides high-level, strategic advice to the Queensland Government on the role of science, research and innovation in meeting Queensland’s economic challenges.

The Queensland Chief Scientist is a whole-of-government position that also provides advice on maximising opportunities from the government’s investment in research and development.

Dr Geoff Garrett AO

Former Queensland Chief Scientist

Queensland Chief Scientist from January 2011 to December 2016

Dr Garrett was accountable for science policy and guiding the state government on the important role science, research and innovation play in achieving government goals.

During his time as Queensland Chief Scientist, Dr Garrett lent his expertise to reviews covering the science of floods, the Great Barrier Reef, uranium mining, Hendra virus and coal seam gas.

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Last updated
9 October 2017
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