Graham Fraine, Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing & Water
Graham is the Director-General of the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water. He has 27 years experience in public policy, program development and service delivery across state and local government. Graham has previously held Deputy Director-General roles within the Queensland Government Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Deputy Under Treasurer, Queensland Treasury. Graham is known for his strategic leadership that inspires a strong sense of purpose and his extensive experience across government sees him bring a broad whole-of-sector perspective to his role. In 2018, Graham was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to social science research and policy development in Queensland.
Chris Mooney, Department of Environment and Science
Chris is the Director, Environmental Services and Regulation at the Department of Environment and Science. Chris has worked in the Queensland government in environmental protection in both compliance and development assessment roles since 2009. In 2014 Chris commenced working with Queensland’s local governments and utilities and has been heavily involved in licencing and regulating sewage treatment as well as other waste management activities. Now as the Director of the Development Business Centre, Chris is also responsible for the regulation of coastal dredging and development and aquaculture and continues to build on her experience regulating activities which have potential to impact Queensland’s waters. Chris is keenly interested in protecting water quality and enhancing environmental values throughout Queensland.
Alison Smith, Local Government Association of Queensland
Alison is the Chief Executive Officer of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ). LGAQ has been advising, supporting and representing local councils since 1896, enabling them to improve their operations and strengthen relationships with their communities. Between 2007-2020, Alison worked with ASX-100 companies, heading their corporate affairs functions. Alison was Group Executive External Affairs at The Star Entertainment Group, and previously held media and corporate affairs roles at Rio Tinto’s coal and uranium businesses in Australia, Africa, and Canada. Alison has worked in the public and private sectors in ICT, transport, energy, police, and corrective services. She also spent 14 years as a journalist, working in newspapers, radio, and television, before being a senior media advisor in the Queensland Government for two terms. Alison's current external appointments include Chair of the Brisbane Festival Board.