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.
|Ms Rebecca Andrews, Head – Queensland, Australian Industry Group|
Heads the state peak employer organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors.
|Ms Christine Bridges-Taylor, Executive Director, B&R Enclosures Pty Ltd|
Extensive experience in managing manufacturing entities serving over 35 years with B&R Enclosures.
|Ms 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.
|Ms 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.
|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.
|Mr 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.
|Dr 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.
|Mr 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.
|Mr 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.
|Ms Amanda Rohan, General Manager – Advocacy and Policy, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland|
|Mr Mitchell Upton, Managing Director, Upton Engineering and Manufacturing|
Founder and Managing Director of leading advanced manufacturing company Upton Engineering and Manufacturing.
|Mr 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.
|Mr 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