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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Premier welcomes appointment of DG Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    Premier welcomes appointment of DG Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has endorsed the appointment of Mr Frankie Carroll to the role of Director-General, Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning following the recommendation of the independent recruitment panel.

    Premier Palaszczuk said following a further search, more than 105 applications were received for the key appointment, which included interest from international candidates.

    “Mr Carroll is a highly regarded senior executive with experience in both private and public sectors and is an exceptional leader,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “His track record in undertaking the largest reconstruction program in the nation’s history has been impressive.”

    Ms Palaszczuk said in his current role as Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority he has been responsible for delivering a reconstruction program worth more than $13 billion.

    “Prior to this role, he also provided the expertise and leadership to deliver major water infrastructure facilities as Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Water Infrastructure,” she said.

    Ms Palaszczuk said Mr Carroll has a thorough understanding of Queensland’s infrastructure needs, having held senior executive roles with multiple industry disciplines spanning construction, finance and service organisations.

    “Mr Carroll brings to the role a strong skill set in strategy formulation, risk management, project delivery, all financial aspects of business, contract negotiation, resource utilisation, and establishing integrated governance and risk frameworks,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “He has led high performing teams, takes a collaborative leadership approach, and has demonstrated a strong track-record of successful outcomes.”

    Ms Palaszczuk said the recruitment process for the Director-General of Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation is continuing.

    The independent recruitment process was chaired by the Public Service Commission’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Robert Setter and also included Ms Lynelle Briggs AO, Chairperson of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission and Mr Jim Hallion AM, Coordinator-General, South Australia.

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    Brief biography – Mr Frankie Carroll


    Mr Frankie Carroll is a highly regarded senior executive with experience in both the private and public sectors.

    He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority in September 2014, and has been responsible for delivering a reconstruction program worth more than $13 billion. 

    Prior to this appointment he held the position of Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer since the Authority’s inception in 2011.

    Frankie also previously held the role of Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Water Infrastructure, and delivered major water storage facilities in South East Queensland.

    He has a thorough understanding of Queensland’s infrastructure needs, having held senior executive roles in multiple industry disciplines spanning construction, finance and service organisations.

    Frankie has a specialised knowledge in corporate governance and experience in leading high performing teams. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and a Member of the Association of Institute of Taxation in Ireland.