Queensland Division President
Ken has had a varied engineering career spanning over 40 years in many facets of engineering in planning, design and construction culminating in significant management roles over the past 10 years.
Apart from major transport infrastructure, Ken had the primary engineering role on the redevelopment of Southbank in the late 1990s/2000 working closely with the architects and project team. Being the engineering project leader on the Kelvin Grove Urban Village was the urban development highlight from his earlier years in developing subdivisions. He also worked closely with regional shires in the flood recovery programs and the infrastructure development in the Roma gas fields.
As a former engineer in local government, I have considerable knowledge of IPWEAQ - an organisation that is well regarded in the engineering fraternity - and attended several well presented conferences over the years.
There is a strong bond between IPWEAQ and EA through many engineers that are affiliated with both."
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Deputy Director General
(Policy, Planing & Investment Division)
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Julie Mitchell is a highly
respected leader in the engineering profession. With a career spanning over 30
years, Julie has had the opportunity to work across a variety of roles in the
Transport sector, including those of Project Director (Major Projects) in the
Major Infrastructure Projects Division (Main Roads), and Manager (Transport
Planning) in Metropolitan Region.
From July 2010 to April 2018, Julie held the position of Chief Engineer for Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads. Through this role she led the Engineering and Technology Branch within the Department, providing state-wide leadership in technical governance, establishing core technical capability and expertise within the department, and delivering expert technical services for highly complex projects.
Julie was appointed Deputy Director General for the Policy, Planning and Investment Division of the Department of Transport and Main Roads in April 2017.
Julie holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering, and Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Environmental Management. She is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Assistant Director General & Chief Advisor
Queensland Government Procurement
Department of Housing & Public Works
In her current role, Kimberley is responsible for the strategic policy settings underpinning the procurement system, it's operation and stewardship, as well as directly for the General Goods and Services category and QFleet.
Before joining the department, Kimberley was a Principal at the Nous Group, leading the public policy practice in Queensland. In this role Kimberley worked across Queensland Government Departments, agencies and companies - including Housing and Public Works, the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, the Department of Energy and Water Supply, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Powerlink, Origin Energy and SunWater.
As Acting Deputy Director-General (Infrastructure Management and Delivery Division), Bill oversees the delivery of the integrated program of infrastructure projects and the maintenance and operation of the state-controlled road network. This includes delivery of Transport and Main Roads’ (TMR) record $21 billion program of works over the next four years.
Bill has more than 35 years’ experience with the department, starting at the grass roots as a Cadet Laboratory Engineer and working his way through the ranks as well as around the state, including Barcaldine, Rockhampton, Cloncurry, Toowoomba, Roma, Mackay and Brisbane.
Together with his experience in the transport and civil construction industry, Bill holds a Bachelor of Technology (Civil), a Masters of Technology (Pavements), Advanced Diploma of Project Management and Executive Masters in Public Administration. He is a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Civil.
Bill’s leadership is underpinned by strong strategic thinking, a focus on program management, keen relationship skills and a passion for safety. He is a community minded person that strives to enable people to achieve their best across all areas of life.
Department of Natural Resources,
Mines & Energy
James Purtill was appointed as the Director General of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines in 2015, and since December 2017, has led the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.
James' previous roles include both private and public sector experience. He has served as Director General for DATSIP and EPA, and as the Queensland Public Service Commissioner.
James has consulted to industry and government on organisational design and was Managing Director of environmental rehabilitation services company, Landroc Pty Ltd.
James holds a degree in science with Honors from the University of New South Wales, an MBA from the University of Queensland, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
General Manager Land Transport Safety | Customer Services, Safety & Regulation Department of Transport and Main Roads
Dennis is the
General Manager of Land Transport Safety and is responsible for overseeing the
delivery of a range of services providing safety and resilience of the
Queensland Transport system in road and rail operations. This includes program
management of $0.5B Infrastructure Program, management of the policy agenda and
delivery of the community engagement and communication program.
Dennis is a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of Engineers Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of company directors.
Dennis has worked across traffic and transport planning, road safety, road operations and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He has contributed to a range of national groups, and is the Queensland Director on the ANCAP Board. Dennis is a board member and the Vice President of ITS Australia. He is current chair of the Austroads National Co-operative ITS and Autonomous Vehicle Steering Committee and industry reference group.
Registrar, Board Professional Engineers Queensland (BPEQ)
Service Manager - Business Information Systems
Redland City Council
I served as the Chair of the ADAC Strategic Reference Group, chaired the ADAC Technical Reference Group and was generously given the 2010 IPWEAQ President’s Award. ADAC was a fascinating project and one that still aligns closely with my passions in information standards, GIS and asset management systems. I am delighted to see ADAC still sailing along successfully under IPWEAQ.
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IPWEAQ President (1984-1986)
Gil Holmes commenced his career in 1962 as a Cadet Engineer at Brisbane City Council and retired as District Engineer 36 years later. He worked initially in Water and Sewer, then Works, followed by the Business Unit structure.