Building Queensland Board appoints new CEO
07 February 2017
Leading infrastructure expert Damian Gould has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Building Queensland (BQ).
In announcing the appointment, Board Chair Alan Millhouse said Mr Gould was appointed by the BQ Board following a highly competitive, nationwide recruitment drive which attracted more than 100 applications.
“Mr Gould is well placed to continue developing BQ’s infrastructure pipeline drawing on his 20 years’ experience in the government and infrastructure sectors,” Mr Millhouse said.
“On behalf of the Board, I welcome Mr Gould and look forward to working with him as he continues to build on the great work undertaken by BQ to date.
“The Board and I are extremely appreciative of the support we have received from David Quinn as interim CEO since March 2015. I would like to extend a special thanks to David for his hard work, commitment and leadership in establishing Building Queensland and delivery of its first independent infrastructure pipelines.
“The Board wishes David well as he concludes his secondment and returns to a senior role at Queensland Treasury.
“Building Queensland is in a very strong position to continue its role of providing frank and fearless advice to the Queensland Government on projects that will deliver returns to local communities.”
The appointment has been welcomed by the infrastructure industry including Chair of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland Priscilla Radice.
“Damian is well respected as a key player in the Queensland infrastructure industry, and we look forward to working with him to progress infrastructure for Queensland communities,” Ms Radice said.
Mr Gould’s CV includes appointment as an Assistant Coordinator-General helping to deliver the South East Queensland Water Grid and most recently work on the high-profile Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and was a previous Board member of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland.
Mr Gould is expected to take up the position later this month.
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