To ensure the Queensland manufacturing sector continues to grow and becomes globally competitive, the government has broadened engagement on the future direction of advanced manufacturing through a Manufacturing Ministerial Council to be chaired by the Honourable Glenn Butcher MP, Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing.

Council members

Ms Rebecca Andrews 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 Ms Christine Bridges-Taylor, General Manager, B&R Enclosures Pty Ltd
Extensive experience in managing manufacturing entities serving over 35 years with B&R Enclosures.
Ms Peta-Maree Broadley Ms Peta-Maree Broadley, Managing Director, Homefab
Heads a leading steel frame component manufacturer and DIY steel home supplier across Northern Australia.
Ms Shay Chalmers Ms Shay Chalmers, Director, Strategic Engineering Australia
Experienced engineering management professional, her global career has spanned a wide range of manufacturing environments.
Ms Marina Chambers 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.
Mr John McLean Mr John McLean, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
Took over as CEO of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks in 2007 with a mission to grow the business internationally.
Mr Wasantha Mudannayake Mr Wasantha Mudannayake, General Manager Operations, Teys Australia
Oversees Teys Australia Rockhampton, a national beef processing facility with turnover of over $520 million.
Mr Andrew Spink Mr Andrew Spink, Executive General Manager, Customer & Government Partnerships, Downer Group
Responsible for representing Downer Group to government and customer partners.
Mr Stephen Tait Mr Stephen Tait, Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ)
An experienced business leader who joined CCIQ as CEO in 2012 to represent Queensland’s small and medium businesses.
Mr Rohan Webb Mr Rohan Webb, State 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.
Ms Julie Williams Ms Julie Williams, Chief Executive Officer, AgSolutions Australia
Instrumental in the development of a thriving business employing over 40 staff who are committed to serving farming communities.
Ms Jacqui Wilson-Smith Ms Jacqui Wilson-Smith, Director, Sustainable Innovation Company
A design-led innovator, chair, non-executive director and advisor with 25 years of experience driving sustainable transformations, facilitating change and managing innovation projects.