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Bob Gee

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Director-General, Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training, Queensland Government

Keynote speaker

  • Title: Future education and training challenges for the mining industry
  • When: Wednesday 28 June, 4.15–4.45pm
  • Stream: Future Workforce & Education

Robert (Bob) Gee APM was recently appointed Director-General for the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training (DYJESBT).

Prior to this, Bob was Director-General of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (2021–2023). He has also previously served as Director-General of the Department of Youth Justice. Bob was also Deputy Police Commissioner, Regional Operations in the Queensland Police Service (QPS), the State Disaster Coordinator, a board member of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority, and the QPS Indigenous Champion. Bob is the Government Champion for Doomadgee.

Bob has a master's degree in public administration, GAICD, and was a recipient of the Harvard Club of Australia Sir James Wolfensohn Scholarship in 2013. He values research being used pragmatically to improve evidence-based practice.

Bob has worked as a university lecturer, as a consultant across a broad range of industries, been a Chief Information Officer and was a Commissioned Officer of Police for over 20 years. In these roles, Bob demonstrated a deep commitment to public safety, rural and regional Queensland, and building stakeholder relationships and community resilience, particularly for those who are most vulnerable.

Last updated
21 July 2023
Last reviewed
21 February 2023