Mary-Anne Curtis is the Director-General of the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and has led the establishment of the department since its creation in 2017. Mary‑Anne leads the development of strategic policies to support employment growth, enable sustainable small business opportunities and ensure a skilled workforce now and into the future.
Mary-Anne was previously a Deputy Under Treasurer within Queensland Treasury, providing advice and analysis to the Queensland Government on public policy, fiscal and economic issues particularly in relation to social policy portfolios and inter-governmental financial relations.
In April 2018, Mary-Anne was appointed to the Construction Skills Queensland Board of Directors and has also been appointed to the QSuper Board.
Deputy Director-General – Training and Skills
Suzanne Wauchope provides strategic leadership for the training and skills area of the department, including identifying investment priorities and increasing the quality of training in Queensland.
Suzanne represents Queensland on the Skills Senior Official Network on matters related to National Training Policy and is a Director of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
With 25 years' experience in professional roles, Suzanne has extensive experience in operational management and leadership, risk evaluation and management, governance design, business development and improvement, operational effectiveness and stakeholder engagement and management in both the private and public sectors.
Deputy Director General – Office of Small Business
Rebecca Andrews leads the Office of Small Business. Rebecca is responsible for developing and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders, businesses and industry, and ensuring effective development and delivery of policy and programs to meet government priorities.
With more than 20 years' professional experience in both private and public organisations, a background in economic development, Bachelor of Management and experience as a business owner, Rebecca has a strong understanding of the challenges of working in this sector.
A/Deputy Director General – Employment
Peter joined the department when it was established in December 2017. He is currently the A/Deputy Director General, Strategic Policy and Employment, delivering advice on the direction for the department and employment programs.
Prior to this Peter worked in Queensland Treasury, most recently as Assistant Under Treasurer, Agency Performance. Peter is an economist with a career across the Commonwealth and ACT Governments and academia, predominantly in economics, policy and intergovernmental relations.
Chief Finance Officer and Head of Corporate
Brad Lang provides strategic leadership on the department's corporate services including financial management and procurement, human resources, information and communication technology and strategic governance.
Brad has more than 25 years' experience in the Queensland Government including as Chief Financial Officer with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing. He was responsible for the annual budget, financial management and reporting, and has led a number of organisational change projects. Brad is a member of CPA Australia.