Andrew Powell, Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and the State Member for Glass House.
Andrew Powell is the Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and the State Member for Glass House.
Before being sworn in as Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection in April 2012, Mr Powell held various parliamentary roles including the Shadow Spokesperson for the Environment and member of the Environment, Agriculture, Resources and Energy Committee. Mr Powell was also previously a member of the Scrutiny of Legislation Committee and served on the panel of Temporary Speakers in the chamber.
Mr Powell’s experience before becoming a member of parliament in 2009 includes many years in public sector roles. This includes work for the Queensland Department of Child Safety (2005–09) and the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet (2001–04). In his earlier career, Mr Powell worked in Fiji and New Zealand (2000) and for the Commonwealth Department of Defence (1996–2000), where he gained experience in international relations, human resources and financial management.
Born in Melbourne in 1973, Mr Powell holds a Bachelor of Science and Arts from the University of Queensland and a Certificate III in Public Administration from the Department of Defence.