Our people

Our people play a central role in supporting the government to deliver a strong economy for all Queenslanders. We lead fiscal and economic strategy and create and support jobs to diversify the state’s economy. Our people drive government priorities through providing expert advice and services, working across government and the private sector to drive investment and business growth.

Our Structure

The Queensland Treasury organisational chart outlines the four groups for the department.

Our Ministers

Cameron Dick MP

Cameron Dick is the Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment and has represented the state electorate of Woodridge in the Queensland Parliament since 2015.

As Treasurer and a member of the Government’s leadership team, Cameron is responsible for driving economic growth and job creation across the state.

He wants to help local businesses reach their full potential and attract more interstate and overseas investment to Queensland.

With the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games secured, he is focused on Queensland’s rise to become a showpiece for the world.

Jennifer Howard MP

Jennifer Howard is the Assistant Minister for Treasury, Trade and Investment and has represented the people of Ipswich in the Queensland Parliament since 2015.

Jennifer was born and raised in Mackay and has lived in Ipswich for 30 years. Prior to being elected as the Member for Ipswich, Jennifer co-ran her own small business, was a Veterinary Nurse, held various roles in State and Federal Government, and was actively involved in community organisations.

This time spent working for the community encouraged Jennifer to run for election in the State Parliament. During her tenure as the State Member for Ipswich, Jennifer has fiercely advocated for the Ipswich community by supporting local organisations and organising public events to build awareness of issues such as climate change and renewable energy, and women’s sport.

Visit the Directory of Queensland Ministers and Portfolios for more information about Cabinet.

Our Executive Leadership Team

Michael Carey
Under Treasurer

Michael commenced as the Under Treasurer of Queensland in October 2023. Prior to this appointment he served as Associate Director-General of The Cabinet Office and CEO of Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). Michael previously held senior roles in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Treasury, and the Department of State Development where he led strategic economic industry initiatives and major economic policies and programs across government. This included support for priority sectors such as infrastructure, energy, resources, water, transport, agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing.

Michael has a passion for public service and significant experience advising State and Federal government as well as working with the private sector.

Michael has a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Oxford, a Bachelor of Arts and Law from the Queensland University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Commerce, Politics and Public Policy from Griffith University.


Rachel Crossland
Deputy Under Treasurer, Industry, Investment and Commercial

Rachel was appointed Deputy Under Treasurer in February 2023. Rachel has an extensive background in policy development and has delivered innovative solutions to complex challenges across the Queensland, Australian and Irish public sectors, such as Queensland’s economic strategy and the state’s economic recovery response during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rachel’s experience includes leading the Future Economy Taskforce in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, as well as strategy, economic and industry policy teams in Treasury and departments related to resources, energy and agriculture.


Helen Dogan
Acting Deputy Under Treasurer, Social, Intergovernmental and Corporate

Helen was appointed Acting Deputy Under Treasurer on 5 February 2024. She is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in government having worked across a range of portfolios including Treasury, Agriculture and Fisheries, Health and Energy in policy and financial roles. In Treasury, Helen has most recently led the Social Policy and Industry Policy teams which work in close partnership with key government agencies to provide strategic economic and fiscal policy advice to government.


Drew Ellem
Head of Strategic Policy

Drew was appointed Head of Strategic Policy in December 2021. In addition to a range of senior executive positions in Treasury, Drew has undertaken senior executive roles in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Education. He currently has responsibility for leading strategic policy issues and Treasury’s Cabinet Legislation and Liaison Office and Strategic Communications functions. Drew is also a Director of the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority and Queensland Treasury Holdings Pty Ltd.


Simon McKee
Commissioner of Queensland Revenue Office and Registrar of the State Penalties Enforcement Registry

Simon was appointed Commissioner and Registrar in August 2023. He has extensive strategic leadership experience in the public sector, including in Treasury and revenue offices, and leading large-scale operational and technical functions. Simon has also led the successful delivery of significant transformation and innovation programs. Most recently, as Deputy Commissioner, Operations and Enforcement Group, Simon led the delivery of client services for all state revenue, debt and grants, and technology functions.


Dennis Molloy
Deputy Under Treasurer, Economics and Fiscal

Dennis was appointed Deputy Under Treasurer in May 2021. He has extensive experience in both the Queensland and Australian governments in economics and public policy, with a particular interest in policies that drive economic growth and achieve fiscal sustainability. Dennis has had key roles in the delivery of Queensland budgets since 2010‒11.

Last updated: 1 March 2024