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Minister Grace Grace

 

The Hon. Grace Grace MP

Minister for Education | Minister for Industrial Relations | Minister for Racing

 

 

Contact details

Electorate Office Address
37 Longland Street
NEWSTEAD QLD 4006

Phone: (07) 3145 9100
Email: mcconnel [at] parliament.qld.gov.au

Ministerial Office Address
1 William Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000

Phone: (07) 3719 7110
Email: industrialrelations [at] ministerial.qld.gov.au

Executive management

 

Kym Bancroft

Deputy Director-General, Office of Industrial Relations

Kym is a passionate and future-state focused executive health and safety leader, holding a Masters in Safety Leadership from Griffith University, Masters in Applied Psychology (Organisational) and a Graduate Diploma in OHS from Murdoch University. She is an endorsed Organisational Psychologist. 

Over the past 25 years, Kym has amassed significant experience working in safety leadership roles across a diverse range of industries, cultures and geographical locations including open-cut mining in Canada, through to offshore gas in the US, and a raft of sectors across Asia Pacific. Kym is currently the Head of Health, Safety & Environment for Serco Asia Pacific, driving safe and sustainable outcomes across defence, citizen services, justice and immigration services, facilities management and health care. In her previous role as the Head of Health and Safety at Queensland Urban Utilities, Kym was an active contributor to the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) Water Industry Safety Priority Program aimed at achieving a step-change in the industry’s health and safety performance. 

Kym maintains an active role in contributing to the health, safety and environment (HSE) industry and community, publishing articles in the Journal of Safety Research and Safety Science. Through presenting at numerous international and national conferences and podcasts across a broad range of HSE topics including mental health, wellbeing, ESG and safety culture, Kym has developed an extensive network and has established herself as a recognized safety leader with sought after expertise.


Jason Korenromp

Jason Korenromp

A/Executive Director, Business and Corporate Services

Jason oversees the corporate functions of the Office of Industrial Relations, through long term financial, technological and resource considerations essential for the organisation’s performance. The role has responsibility for finance, procurement and facilities, information communication and technology, human resources and right to information, organisational culture, ethical standards and workforce capability. Jason has held positions across the organisation including Director of Finance, Facilities and Procurement and Director of ICT. 

Jason holds a postgraduate in Occupational Health and Safety from Queensland University of Technology.


Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris

Executive Director, WHS Compliance and Field Services

Andrew oversees the strategic direction of compliance and field services to enable industries to achieve safer workplaces. Responsibilities include development and implementation of strategies to reduce the incidence of work-related fatalities, injuries and disease within the priority industry and hazards areas, investigations into work-related fatalities and serious injuries in workplaces and domestic premises and overseeing the workplace health and safety inspectorate and licensing and advisory services.

Andrew’s previous roles within the Office of Industrial Relations include Executive Director of Public Sector Industrial Relations and also Business and Corporate Services, working for the Commonwealth Government workplace relations regulator and working in private legal practice specialising in commercial law and workplace relations. Prior to this, Andrew was a detective with the Queensland Police Service.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and an Executive Master’s degree in Public Administration from Griffith University and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.


Janene Hillhouse

Janene Hillhouse

Executive Director, Workers’ Compensation Policy and Services

Janene leads the policy and regulatory functions of the workers’ compensation scheme and oversees the functions of Queensland’s workers’ compensation regulator. This includes the review and appeal of insurer decisions, licencing, performance monitoring and compliance of the scheme’s self-insurers, the Medical Assessment Tribunals, workers’ compensation prosecutions, and engagement services focused on educating doctors and rehabilitation and return to work coordinators. Previous roles have seen Janene managing legislative and policy projects across work health and safety, electrical safety and workers’ compensation, including Director, Workers’ Compensation Policy and Tribunal Services. Janene holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Information Technology, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.


Tony JamesTony James

Executive Director, Industrial Relations

Tony has over 40 years’ experience in industrial relations and workplace safety in public sector agencies. His previous roles include Executive Director, Industrial Relations; Executive Director, Electrical Safety Office, and as a Senior Director in Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Tony has also worked in various senior roles in finance and business services, human resource management and as Chief Information Officer (ICT).

Tony holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Queensland and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Griffith University and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.

 


Jodie Deakes

Jodie Deakes

Executive Director Work Health and Safety Engagement and Policy Services

Jodie leads services related to work and electrical safety policy, data and evaluation, coronial and enforceable undertaking services, awareness and engagement, industry strategy programs, regulatory strategy and board/industry sector standing committee services.

Jodie has extensive experience in developing evidence informed work health and safety strategies with a strong focus on risk based regulatory interventions and evaluation. With a passion for effective organisational design and culture, change management and governance Jodie has led a number of business improvement initiatives including the Future State Work Health and Safety Regulator Program to aid the transition from WorkCover NSW to SafeWork NSW and the design of the NSW WHS Roadmap 2022.

Jodie holds a Bachelor of Business Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Donna Heelan

Donna Heelan

Executive Director Electrical Safety Office

Donna Heelan oversees the strategic delivery of electrical safety across Queensland, by developing and enforcing standards for electrical safety and promoting improved safety performance in the wider community. This includes enforcement activities to promote compliance, licensing, approval of electrical equipment and accreditation regimes, education and training to help reduce the risk of death, injury and destruction of property caused by electricity. Donna’s previous roles include Regional Director, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland; Director, Agriculture and Manager, Coronial Liaison Support Services. She is a member of the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC), Chair, Standing Committee of Officials, Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS), and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.


Yasmin Cox

Yasmin Cox

Executive Director Specialised Health and Safety Services

Yasmin oversees teams of asbestos, engineering, major hazard facilities, hazardous chemicals, occupational health and hygiene, work design and ergonomic and psychological health specialists. These teams provide technical and advisory support to industry and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s compliance functions across the regions. Yasmin is a member of the Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities (HWSA) Group. Her combined industry and strong regulatory experience across private and public sectors as an Inspector, Investigator, lay advocate and professional consulting experience with firms including KPMG and WSP offer a unique skill set within the Executive Management team.

Yasmin holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (eMBA), a Master of Health Science (Occupational Health and Safety), a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management and Workplace Mental Health and Counselling), a Diploma in Government (Investigation) and is a Certified Associate in Asset Management.

Further information

Last updated 21 July 2022