About us

QBC Board

The QBC Chair, Dick Williams, has served as Company Secretary and Director of Future Skills Limited since 2009.

Mr Williams has also worked as Secretary and Director of Connect Assess Australia Limited (trading as Future Skills International) since 2011.

His other directorships include Future Skills Management and Consulting; Energy Skills Queensland; Electrocomms & Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council Ltd; and Construction Skills Queensland

Mr Williams has also served as Director and Trustee with Energy Super; as a member of Energy Super’s Audit and Risk, Membership Services, Investment, Remuneration and Governance Committees; and as a member of the Electrical Safety Board.

He was ALP Queensland State President from 2012 to 2016 and is a former State Secretary of the Electrical Trades Union of Employees Queensland.

 

Ms Robertson has significant expertise in the Queensland building and construction legislative landscape and has been responsible for a number of commercial and litigious construction matters during her career.

She is a consultant at Board Matters, a corporate governance consulting firm providing specialised governance services for boards and their directors.

Board Matters clients include listed companies, government-owned corporations, not-for-profit entities and SMEs.

After more than 10 years at Board Matters, Ms Robertson is still a practising lawyer, governance consultant and company director.

She chairs the Defence Reserves Support Council Queensland, the Audit and Compliance Committee for the Block Grant Authority, and Asthma Australia, is a Director of Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority Ltd, and is a Member of the Queensland Law Society.

 

Ms Anderson is an economist with experience in government policy, regulation and long-term liability insurance.

Her most significant regulatory role was as Queensland's Insurance Commissioner for Motor Accident Personal Injury Insurance from 1996 to 2007. Other roles include her early career with the Reserve Bank of Australia, and more recently with the Northern Territory Insurance Office.

Ms Anderson served as a director of Ports North (Far North Queensland Ports Corporation) and as chair of its Audit Committee from 2009 to 2012. 

She has also served on boards of not-for-profit organisations providing social assistance programs.
 

Ms Bond has 30 years’ corporate experience, including 12 years as a professional company director.

She established WorleyParsons’ business in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea, growing it from three people to 600 people over 10 years.

She has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and an MBA from The University of Queensland, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Ms Bond was the first female President of Engineers Australia (Queensland), is a past Deputy Chair of the Board of Professional Engineers and was Australian Professional Engineer of the Year in 2007.

She is also a non-executive director of Engineers Australia, Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (ASX:LNG), Snowy Hydro Limited, Territory Generation and JK Tech P/L.

 

Ms James is a principal with law firm Maurice Blackburn. She has almost 20 years’ experience in personal injuries litigation and significant experience advocating for the rights of injured people through her work with the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

She has appeared before Parliamentary hearings about legislative reform for workers and in relation to the National Injury Insurance Scheme. She has expertise in organisation leadership and governance, and is an advocate for inclusion and diversity in governance.

Ms James has been Queensland President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance since 2013, was the 2013 Recipient of the Queensland Law Society Agnes McWhinney Award, is a member of the Queensland Law Society Personal Injuries Specialist Accreditation Committee and a Board Member of Encircle, a community not-for-profit.

 

Mr Schimming is the CEO of Construction Skills Queensland.

In this role, he initiates and leads partnerships with industry, government, employers, unions, educators, trainers and associations to develop initiatives and programs to grow the skills base and capacity of Queensland’s building and construction industry workforce.

Mr Schimming has qualifications in education, business and public policy and many years of experience managing training and education organisations.

He has served on multiple State and national committees and company boards, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Schimming is Queensland’s representative on the Australian Industry Skills Committee.

 

 

Mr Schwarten was minister for public works and housing from 1998 until 2009.

Information and Communication Technology was added to his portfolio in 2006.

He retired from the ministry as the Minister for Public Works and Information and Communication Technology in 2011 and from Parliament at the 2012 Queensland election.

Mr Schwarten took over responsibility for the then Queensland Building Services Authority in 2001.

As minister for public works and housing, he had responsibility for the construction industry for more than a decade.

He also commenced his working life in the construction industry, working for his building contractor father before completing an education degree.

He holds the honorific, The Honourable, vested in him by the Governor in Council following his retirement from the ministry, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Central Queensland University in 2006. 

Mr Schwarten was the member representing Rockhampton for more than 20 years.