Robert Setter

Chief Executive at Queensland Public Service Commission

Robert Setter’s career spans 39 years in both the private and public sectors with a deep record of success in corporate governance, organisational reform and leadership development.

As Chief Executive of the PSC, Robert leads a small team with a wide-ranging impact over a workforce of more than 280,000 employees statewide.

His previous government experience includes:

  • Associate Director-General; Science, Agriculture, Food and Regional Services;
  • Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation Director-General;
  • Queensland Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Various senior executive roles in the Queensland TAFE sector.

Robert is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was a Founding Director of Aviation Australia Pty Ltd; the Corporation Sole for the Australian Agriculture College Corporation; and for several years a non-Executive Director of Agri-Food Skills Australia – a national Industry Skills Council.

Robert is the immediate past President of the Institute for Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Queensland. He was also named as a 2020 IPAA National Fellow for his commitment and stewardship to re-establishing IPAA in Queensland and championing public purpose work across the public, not-for-profit and tertiary sectors. He is presently Board Director of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).

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