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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Public Service Commission Chief Executive appointed

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, July 07, 2017

    Public Service Commission Chief Executive appointed

    Rob Setter has been appointed Public Service Commission Chief Executive following an independent and merit-based recruitment process, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today.

    “Mr Setter is currently acting in the role and has brought a wealth of policy expertise, experience and leadership to the position,” the Premier said.

    “His career spans more than 35 years in both the private and public sectors with extensive executive leadership experience."

    In his previous government roles, Mr Setter has been Associate Director-General, Science, Agriculture, Food and Regional Services, Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation and the Director-General, Queensland Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.

    Mr Setter has also held several senior executive roles in the VET and Queensland TAFE sectors.

    Ms Palaszczuk said the Commission Chief Executive’s role ensures the work of the Public Service Commission is integrated and coordinated in a manner that contributes to the strategic purpose of a well-managed, effective and efficient public service.

    The Public Service Commission is an independent central agency of government with key responsibilities for workforce policy, strategy, leadership and organisational performance across the Queensland public service.

    Mr Setter’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor Degrees in Education and Arts and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Mr Setter is currently Director, Australia New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). He was a Founding Director of Aviation Australia Pty Ltd, the Corporation Sole for the Australian Agriculture College Corporation and more recently was a Director, Agri-Food Skills Australia.

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