Mr Curtis Pitt MP was sworn in as Treasurer on 16 February 2015. He is also Minister for Trade and Investment.
Mr Pitt’s responsibilities include the state budget and taxation, economic policy, government owned enterprises, insurance, trade development, and investment promotion.
Mr Pitt was born in Cairns Base Hospital and raised in Gordonvale in Far North Queensland. He was first elected to Queensland’s Parliament in 2009 as the Member for Mulgrave and has served as the Minister for Disability Services, Mental Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships from 2011-12.
Prior to becoming Treasurer, Mr Pitt was the Shadow Minister for Treasury and Trade, Energy and Water Supply, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. He was also the Leader of Opposition Business.
Away from Parliament, Mr Pitt is a member of the Mission Australia’s Southern Corridor Family Support Standing Committee (Communities for Children initiative) and the Far North Queensland Regional Planning Committee. He has been an Auxiliary Firefighter with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, and is currently a member of the Edmonton Lions Club and the Gordonvale RSL Citizens’ Auxiliary.
His father, the Hon. Warren Pitt, was a member of the Queensland Parliament from 1989-1995 and 1998-2009.