Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Mr Dave Stewart is the Director-General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
He is a member of the Building Queensland Board, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Council of Australian Governments Senior Officials.
Mr Stewart is also a member of Queensland’s “Male Champions of Change” group, joining ten other prominent and influential business leaders to promote gender equality across a range of industries, including the Queensland public sector.
Previously, Mr Stewart was Secretary of Transport for New South Wales, where he led around 27,000 people in shaping the planning, policy and delivery of public transport, roads and freight across the state.
Following a distinguished career in local government, and engineering construction in Australia and the United Kingdom, Mr Stewart joined the Queensland Government as Deputy Coordinator-General within the Department of Infrastructure and Planning. In this role he was responsible for delivering major water and road projects.
Earlier, he was the Director-General of Queensland Transport and then the Department of Transport and Main Roads, overseeing the integration of organisations to a new customer focused model. His primary responsibility was transport leadership including strategic policy and planning, system stewardship, infrastructure delivery and service delivery.
He is an advocate for regional Queensland and one of his highlights as Director-General is participating in the community champions program for Indigenous communities, where he regularly visits the community of Pormpuraaw and assists them with accessing much-needed government services.
Mr Stewart is an accomplished civil engineer and is named as one of Australia’s Top 100 most influential engineers by Engineers Australia.
He holds Masters Degrees in Business and Engineering Science and completed a Harvard executive program looking at private sector involvement in infrastructure delivery.
Mr Stewart is also a Fellow of Engineers Australia, Honorary Fellow, Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.