Our key people

Queensland Treasury is headed by an Executive Leadership Team (ELT). ELT’s main role is corporate governance and developing the department’s priorities, which support its corporate planning process. ELT also determines operational policy and strategies to identify and manage key areas of risk and portfolio-wide issues.

Accountable to the Treasurer, the Under Treasurer sets the direction for the department. The Under Treasurer is supported by the ELT.

Executive Leadership Team

Jim Murphy

Under Treasurer, Jim Murphy

Jim is an outstanding senior policy executive and respected government leader. He commenced as Under Treasurer on 1 June 2015.

Formerly, Jim was a senior executive with the ANZ Bank. Before this, he was Deputy Secretary in the Federal Treasury for more than a decade and held a number of senior executive positions in the Commonwealth Departments of Treasury, Attorney General and Finance.

His distinguished career also includes a role as an advisor with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC and, for a short period, Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Jim was awarded a Public Service Medal for his strategic economic advice, which formed the Australian Government’s response to the global financial crisis.

Jim attained a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and History) from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Master of Public Law from the Australian National University.

Mary-Anne Curtis

Deputy Under Treasurer, Agency Performance, Mary-Anne Curtis

Mary-Anne commenced as Deputy Under Treasurer in August 2017 following the establishment of Agency Performance.

She is responsible for providing advice and analysis on public policy, fiscal and economic issues, particularly in relation to the health, education, communities, justice and housing portfolios.

Previously Mary-Anne was the Deputy Under Treasurer for the Economics Group where she oversaw the economics functions of the department including macroeconomic forecasting, microeconomic policy and Government Owned Corporations oversight.

Prior to that Mary-Anne spent more than a decade working on infrastructure projects and commercial transactions.

She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of Southern Queensland.

Deputy Under Treasurer, Economic and Fiscal Coordination, Alison Rayner

Alison was appointed Deputy Under Treasurer of the Economic and Fiscal Coordination Group in September 2017.

In this role, she is responsible for providing economic and fiscal advice, analysis and guidance to the government on matters of significance to the economic and fiscal performance of Queensland, particularly in relation the State Budget, fiscal efficiency, economic policy, forecasting and reporting initiatives.

More recently, Alison has been in a senior executive management role working closely with Treasury’s partner agencies to develop, fund and implement public policy, and has been involved in the development of the State Budget since 2013-14.

During her 20 years in government, Alison has held key roles in the development and implementation of the government’s budget and reporting system, and its financial accountability framework. She has been responsible for providing advice to government and agencies on financial management matters and complex commercial transactions.

Alison is a Chartered Accountant who started her career in the private sector, initially working in the business and tax advisory services industry followed by several years in commercial banking, before joining government in 1998 with the Department of Education. She joined Queensland Treasury during the period the government was transitioning to accrual based budgeting.

Deputy Under Treasurer, Fiscal and Economic Policy Projects, Alex Beavers

Alex Beavers was appointed Deputy Under Treasurer in June 2009. Prior to this appointment, Alex was Deputy Director-General of Policy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

He led the State Government’s policy coordination processes and managed policy advice to the Premier. Alex has held various leadership roles in Treasury over the past 15 years.

Alex works across our portfolio and with state and federal agencies on projects such as regulatory reform that support the government’s fiscal and economic objectives.

Deputy Under Treasurer, Agency Performance and Investment, Warwick Agnew

Warwick commenced his current role as Deputy Under Treasurer in August 2015. He is responsible for commercial, fiscal and economic advice on the state’s economic portfolios and Treasury’s investment policy and attraction programs.

Warwick has gained significant experience in both public and private sectors throughout his career. This includes experience in social and economic infrastructure projects; economic analysis and policy; financial and commercial procurement and corporate finance advisory services.

Warwick also represents Queensland Treasury on various boards: Queensland Treasury Corporation Advisory; Long Term Asset Advisory; Public Trustee Investment; Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority.

Warwick is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Master of Applied Finance (Macquarie University), Master of Social Science (Economics) and a Bachelor of Economics (The University of Queensland).

Liz Goli

Commissioner, Office of State Revenue, Liz Goli

Liz was appointed Commissioner of the Office of State Revenue (OSR) in February 2014. Prior to her appointment, Liz was Senior Assistant Commissioner, Indirect Tax at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in Brisbane, and has held senior and executive management and leadership roles in tax administration since 1997.

Liz has international tax experience with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and previously worked in Office of State Revenue from 1997 to 2001, where she had a leading role in the rewrite of the state duties legislation.

She began her career as a graduate with the ATO in 1984.

Geoff Waite

Executive General Manager, Risk and Intelligence, Geoff Waite

Geoff first joined Treasury in 1984 to work on joint Commonwealth/State employment programs.

He worked in a number of budget portfolio roles until his appointment as Treasury’s Director of Finance in 1995. He then headed up Treasury’s corporate services function as Assistant Under Treasurer until 2001, and followed this with various roles including Assistant Under Treasurer, Budget Division and Executive Director of the Office of Government-Owned Corporations.

In 2007, Geoff started his own business and consulted to state and local governments in Queensland. He returned to Treasury in 2012 and worked on several internal reviews before heading up the Office of the Under Treasurer, Corporate Group and then establishing his current Risk and Intelligence role.

As part of his broader responsibilities, Geoff has statutory appointments as the Independent Board Member on the Public Safety Business Agency Board of Management, and as the Government Superannuation Officer.

He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Robert Fleming

Acting Deputy Under Treasurer, Commercial, Robert Fleming

Robert is an economist with a background in government policy and project management within a career built in the public sector. He began his career in policy and budget development, working predominately in social justice and transport portfolios.

During his 20 years in government, Robert has been responsible for providing advice for some of the State’s largest infrastructure projects in roles at both the Queensland Treasury Corporation and Queensland Treasury. He has led teams which have developed business cases and procured key infrastructure projects including the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Herston Quarter redevelopment, Gold Coast Light Rail, Cross River Rail, and MLPs like the Logan Motorway Enhancement Project.

Deputy Director-General, Office of Industrial Relations, Simon Blackwood

Simon leads the Office of Industrial Relations, with responsibility for improving work health and safety, and electrical safety performance in Queensland.

Simon has driven a shift in service delivery over the last few years to create a responsive regulator that takes an evidence-based approach, engages and collaborates with industry, and enforces compliance.

His previous roles have included Executive Director of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, and General Manager of Private Sector Industrial Relations.

Simon holds a PhD in Sociology from The University of Queensland.

Angela Wilkie

Acting Executive General Manager, Operations and Change, Angela Wilke

As Acting Executive General Manager, Operations and Change, Angela leads Treasury’s corporate enabling functions of finance, HR, ICT delivery, strategic communications and corporate strategy and governance.

With a broad industry background in both public and private sector organisations, Angela has effectively led corporate functions to deliver complex operational and cultural reform agendas. Among her notable achievements are the design and delivery of significant transformation programs in Queensland Health, Stanwell Corporation and currently Queensland Treasury.

A specialist in strategic human resources management (HRM), industrial/employee relations, and culture and capability development, Angela also holds a Bachelor of Business (HRM) from QUT and a Master of Employment Law from Griffith University.

Last updated: 9 November 2017