Frankie Carroll, Director-General
Frankie Carroll was appointed Director-General of the Department of Regional Development and Manufacturing in May 2020.
Prior to this, he was appointed Under Treasurer from February 2019 and was Director-General of the Department of Infrastructure Local Government and Planning between 2015 and 2018. Frankie was also Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA), responsible for delivering a reconstruction program worth more than $13 billion – the largest program of its type in the nation’s history.
Frankie has more than 30 years’ experience in both the public and private sector. He also brings extensive executive experience in major project delivery in the water, construction, energy and financial services industries. As Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Water Infrastructure he delivered major water storage facilities to South East Queensland.
Before joining the public service in Queensland he worked for many years both in Australia and internationally in the financial services sector.
Frankie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Member of the Association of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland. He has also served on a number of key boards including Economic Development Queensland, Building Queensland and Trade and Investment Queensland.
A native of Ireland, Frankie is a keen marathon runner who says the best thing he ever did was marry a Queenslander, which has brought him to a State that he now calls home.
Michael Glover, Deputy Director-General, Regions
Michael was formerly Chief Financial Officer for the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA). Before this, he was the A/Deputy Director General for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and was Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer for the delivery of Airport Link Tunnel in Brisbane. Both Cross River Rail Delivery Authority and Airport Link are transformative transport and infrastructure projects.
Michael Glover has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior executive in the commercial and government sectors, within infrastructure and corporate services. With a Bachelor in Commerce and an Executive Masters Business Administration (MBA), he also has extensive experience in boards and board sub-committees, including the management of Audit and Risk Committees.
Michael is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow to Australian Institute of Management, Australian Institute of Company Secretaries and Fellow Australian Institute of Internal Auditors.
Michael is an Old Boy of Ipswich Grammar and has been involved in Queensland Rugby for over 32 years sitting on both the QJRU and QRU Boards.He has also managed a number of Queensland representative teams.
John Lewis, Acting Deputy-Director, Manufacturing
John is currently Deputy Director-General Manufacturing for the Department of Regional Development and Manufacturing.
John has held senior executive roles providing leadership and coordination of government-led initiatives, which support economic growth through industry development and attraction.
He currently leads the implementation of Queensland’s Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap, delivered in partnership with industry, to support the state’s manufacturing firms adopt Industry 4.0 technologies and practices.
Throughout John’s 30-year public sector career, he has adopted a strategic, goal-focused approach to policy development that results in economic, regional development and community benefit.
John is particularly interested in industry development initiatives that generate opportunities for young people to access new and exciting career paths.
Dr Clinton de Bruyn, Acting Deputy Director-General, Office of the Director-General and Strategic Initiatives
Clinton has over 15 years’ experience in public policy and economic development. Prior to joining DRDM, Clinton held management and policy roles in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Treasury, Trade and Investment Queensland, New Zealand Treasury and the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development. Before this, Clinton was an associate lecturer at Griffith University where he taught political economy, economics and philosophy. He is passionate about developing innovative public policy solutions to achieve real outcomes and effect meaningful change.
Clinton is currently a member of the Griffith University Business School Alumni Advisory Group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours and a PhD in Political Economy from Griffith University. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.