Manufacturing Ministerial Council

To strengthen Queensland’s manufacturing industry and enhance its global competitiveness, the Queensland Government has broadened engagement on the future direction of advanced manufacturing through the Manufacturing Ministerial Council. The Manufacturing Ministerial Council is chaired by the Honourable Glenn Butcher MP, Minister for Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, and it will work to drive the future development of the manufacturing industry in Queensland.

Council members

Rebecca AndrewsMs Rebecca Andrews, Head – Queensland, Australian Industry Group
Heads the state peak employer organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors.
Christine Bridges-TaylorMs Christine Bridges-Taylor, Executive Director, B&R Enclosures Pty Ltd
Extensive experience in managing manufacturing entities serving over 35 years with B&R Enclosures.
Shay ChalmersMs Shay Chalmers, Director, Strategic Engineering Australia
Globally experienced industry leader and engineering management professional committed to broadening ideas and opportunities to benefit Queensland and Australian manufacturing.
Marina ChambersMs Marina Chambers, Queensland Branch President, Australian Workers’ Union
Worked for the AWU for almost 24 years, predominantly with industries such as steel, aluminium, aviation, glass, construction and general manufacturing.

Jane Hunter

Ms Jane Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Tritium Pty Ltd
CEO of Tritium, an Australian-headquartered electric vehicle charging designer and manufacturer with a global footprint.
John McLeanMr John McLean, Chief Executive Officer, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
Took over as CEO of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks in 2007 with a mission to grow the business internationally.
Brenda MosselDr Brenda Mossel, Research and Development Manager – Health and Wellness, Trisco Foods
An innovation leader with over 20 years’ experience in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods and health and wellness commercialising sustainable market solutions.
Richard ParkerMr Richard Parker, General Manager and Director, TEi Services
Merging traditional metal manufacturing with new technology and an advocate for sustainable growth in regional manufacturing capability.
Tony ProveMr Tony Prove, General Manager, Operations Queensland – Rail and Transit Systems, Downer Group
A delivery focused individual with a broad range of rail experience developed from over 30 years within the rollingstock industry in the Asia Pacific region. Mr Tony Prove is employed by Downer Group and Downer is one of the shortlisted potential suppliers for the Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP). In accordance with the Manufacturing Ministerial Council terms of reference section 3.1, Mr Tony Prove will be abstaining from meetings and the work of the MMC until the QTMP procurement process is completed. It is expected the procurement will be completed in the second half of 2022.
Amanda RohanMs Amanda Rohan, General Manager – Advocacy and Policy, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
Mitchell UptonMr Mitchell Upton, Managing Director, Upton Engineering and Manufacturing
Founder and Managing Director of leading advanced manufacturing company Upton Engineering and Manufacturing.
Des WatkinsMr Des Watkins, Owner & Managing Director, Watkins Group
Heads Watkins Steel & Holovision, an innovation leader in advanced robotics and extended reality technologies to automate traditional steel manufacturing methods.
Rohan WebbMr Rohan Webb, Branch Secretary, Queensland and Northern Territory, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union
A member of the AMWU National and State Executive and the Queensland Council of Unions Executive and Management Committee.

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021