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Jim Reeves, Director-General Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Jim Reeves, Director-General Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Jim Reeves is the Director-General of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Previous to his appointment Jim was Director, Operations for the Institute for Future Environments.

Jim has an extensive background in public policy development and implementation and has held senior management roles in state and local government in the areas of urban systems, regional planning and community development.

Prior to joining QUT in 2007 he was the Manager of Brisbane Water, one of Australia’s largest water businesses.

During his time at Brisbane Water he managed the ramifications of the worst drought on record. This required the reorientation of the business away from a narrow focus on engineering and asset management to a holistic approach focused on resource management and long term sustainability.

He oversaw a significant capital investment program particularly in the area of waste water treatment. Brisbane now has the most modern fleet of waste water treatment plants in Australia.

During 2011–12, Jim was the Director-General of the Department of Environment and Resource Management.

He has also held a range of board positions including Chairman of the Brisbane Powerhouse, Board Membership of the Water Services Association of Australia, and the Urban Land Development Authority.

Jim has a Degree in Behavioural Science and Graduate Diploma in Applied Social Psychology.

Last updated
29 February 2016