As part of our exclusive Boardroom Breakfast series IAQ is proud to bring you an opportunity to hear from the Director General, Department of Housing & Public Works, Liza Carroll.

In her executive role with HPW reporting to Minister Mick de Brenni, Ms Carroll has overseen the development of a number of new policies, including the controversial Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 and the recent Best Practice Principles, Quality Safe Workplaces guide. These policies are set to impact many IAQ members working across multiple government departments.

In a ‘chatham house rule’ setting, Ms Carroll will also take questions and IAQ invited participants will have an opportunity to discuss other relevant issues.

This event is by invitation only.


Liza Carroll, Director-General, Department of Housing and Public Works
Liza Carroll joined the Department of Housing and Public Works in August 2015. In her role as the Director-General, Liza leads the department of 5,300 staff in the delivery of a range of housing, building, sports, digital and procurement services across Queensland. She provides impactful leadership in order to enable whole-of-government collaboration in delivering on government’s commitments and priorities.

Liza previously held the role of Associate Secretary, Head of Indigenous Affairs in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, where she was responsible for bringing together over 1,500 staff from eight different departments to form the new Indigenous Affairs portfolio in 100 locations across Australia. Prior to this, Liza was the Deputy Secretary in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs with responsibility for housing, homelessness, families, children, women’s issues, gambling and community services.

Liza has a Masters of Education (Hons) majoring in Sociology and a Bachelor of Education. She was awarded the Public Service Medal for her work leading ‘Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for Reform in the Australian Public Service’.