Damien Walker

Damien Walker

Board Member

As Director-General of the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Damien Walker is a key leader of the Queensland Government’s agenda to drive economic growth and create jobs for Queenslanders.

His responsibilities extend to supporting the portfolio work in relation to the Digital Economy.

Damien is a former Director-General of the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation and prior to that, the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games, where he successfully led the Queensland Government’s delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Department of Tourism, Major Events and Small Business from October 2016.

Damien has the following roles on several key boards:

  • Economic Development Queensland Board – Chair
  • Townsville Industrial Development Board – Chair
  • Cross River Rail Delivery Authority – Chair
  • Trade and Investment Queensland Board – Member
  • Southbank Corporation Board – Member
  • Building Queensland Board – Member

Before leaving Adelaide to live in Queensland, Damien held senior executive roles in the South Australian Government in infrastructure planning and delivery, investment facilitation, contract management and reform implementation.

Damien holds academic qualifications in public policy and planning, and has broad experience, particularly in the economic development and strategic planning arena.

Damien is a champion for gender equity in the workplace and the prevention of domestic and family violence in all our communities. He is also passionate about delivering initiatives to create opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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