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
Under Treasurer, Jim Murphy
Jim commenced as Queensland's Under Treasurer on 1 June 2015.
Formerly a senior executive with the ANZ Bank, Jim is also regarded as an outstanding senior policy executive and respected government leader.
Before his role with the ANZ Bank, Jim was Deputy Secretary in the Federal Treasury for more than a decade and also 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 he worked as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister. Jim was also awarded a Public Service Medal for his strategic economic advice that formed the government’s response to the global financial crisis.
Acting Deputy Under Treasurer, Fiscal Group, Dennis Molloy
Dennis commenced as Acting Deputy Under Treasurer in the Fiscal Group in 2015.
He has extensive experience in providing fiscal and economic policy advice to both the Queensland and Commonwealth governments.
Prior to his current role, Dennis was Assistant Under Treasurer – Fiscal Strategy and has been closely involved in the formulation and delivery of all state budgets since 2010-11. He also worked as the Executive Director of Economic Policy in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and took a particular interest in policies that would facilitate growth of the Queensland economy. Immediately prior to that he was the senior economic advisor to the then Queensland Premier, Peter Beattie.
Dennis started his career as an economist with the Commonwealth Treasury and enjoyed over a decade engaged in a wide range of subject areas, including economic forecasting, competition policy, Commonwealth-State financial relations, and providing policy advice to the Commonwealth Treasurer on the health, education, social security and defence portfolios.
Deputy Under Treasurer, Economics, Mary-Anne Curtis
Mary-Anne commenced in the role of Deputy Under Treasurer, Economics Group, in July 2014.
Prior to her appointment, Mary-Anne was the Acting Executive Director of Projects Queensland. In this role, she was responsible for providing governance and strategic direction for the development and delivery of some of the state's major infrastructure and service delivery projects. Before this, Mary-Anne spent more than a decade working on the state's major commercial transactions.
Mary-Anne commenced her career as a graduate with Queensland Treasury. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of Southern Queensland. Mary-Anne was also awarded a University Medal from the University of Southern Queensland.
Deputy Under Treasurer, Advisory, Commercial Group, Queensland Treasury, Warwick Agnew
Throughout his 20 year career, Warwick has gained significant experience in both the public and private sectors. In particular he has gained invaluable experience in social and economic infrastructure projects, economic analysis and policy, financial and commercial procurement, and corporate finance advisory services.
Prior to his appointment as an executive in Queensland Treasury in June 2014, Warwick was a senior leader for nine years in the private sector in ASX listed entities Transfield Services and Macquarie Capital.
Warwick commenced his career at Queensland Treasury in 1995 as part of the graduate program.
Commissioner, Office of State Revenue, Liz Goli
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.
Assistant Under Treasurer, Corporate Group, Geoff Waite
Geoff first joined Treasury in 1984 to work on joint Commonwealth/State employment programs, Geoff also 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 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 and subsequently moving into the Corporate Group role.
Geoff has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Acting Deputy Under Treasurer, Projects, Commercial Group, Graeme Garrett
Graeme was appointed Acting Executive Director of Queensland Treasury’s Commercial Group (formerly Projects Queensland) in May 2015.
Prior to this appointment, Graeme was Director, Operations and a foundation Director of Projects Queensland since 2012. In these roles, he has been responsible for providing governance and strategic direction for the development and procurement of some of the state’s major infrastructure and service delivery projects.
Graeme commenced his career as a solicitor with a major national law firm based in Brisbane, and after completing a 12 month secondment to Queensland Treasury Corporation in 1996, he assumed various roles with QTC including General Counsel and General Manager, Corporate Services. Graeme commenced working in Treasury when he was seconded to the Commercial Transactions Team between 2009-2011.
Deputy Director-General, Office of Industrial Relations, Simon Blackwood
Simon is the Deputy Director-General for the Office of Industrial Relations (OIR), which transitioned into Treasury in July 2015. OIR’s responsibilities include: regulatory frameworks and services to improve workplace health and safety and electrical safety performance; regulatory responsibility and policy advice on workers’ compensation matters; and supporting a productive industrial relations framework for Queensland’s public sector.
Simon’s previous roles have included Executive Director of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland and General Manager of Private Sector Industrial Relations. He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Queensland.