A special message from the Director-General: Regional leadership team

Following the announcement from the Director General Jim Watterston (below) , P&Cs Qld would like to congratulate Peter Kelly, Executive Principal, Chancellor State College who has been successful in securing the position of Regional Director, North Queensland Region and Margaret Gurney who has been appointed to the position of Regional Director, Far North Queensland Region.

 

 

Dear colleagues I write to inform you of several exciting changes to the department’s regional leadership team. As you are aware, earlier this year I announced the appointment of Sharon Schimming to Deputy Director-General, Early Childhood and Community Engagement Division, and Deb Dunstone to Assistant Director-General, Disability and Inclusion. Subsequently, a full recruitment process was recently completed to finalise long-term appointments to the positions of Regional Director, North Queensland Region, and Regional Director, Far North Queensland Region. I am pleased to announce that Peter Kelly, Executive Principal, Chancellor State College has been successful in securing the position of Regional Director, North Queensland Region. Having demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in his previous roles and an awareness of the challenges and opportunities that exist in regional and remote Queensland communities, Peter brings to the role a clear vision for lifting expectations and outcomes for all young people in the North Queensland Region, particularly our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. With considerable experience as a principal, assistant regional director and acting regional director, Margaret Gurney has been appointed to the position of Regional Director, Far North Queensland Region. Margaret’s drive and focus on delivering improved performance and outcomes across the early years, schooling and training sectors have enabled her to build strong relationships with stakeholders across the South East Queensland Region, and I am confident she will be a fantastic asset to the Far North Queensland Region. Margaret and Peter were both selected from a pool of high quality applicants, and I am very much looking forward to working with them as they contribute to continued improvement in the state’s North and Far North. Please join me in sincerely thanking Stephen Bell and David Morris for acting in these positions throughout this recruitment process.

Regards Dr Jim Watterston Director-General