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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 reviewed: 21 February 2023