The Queensland Government has announced the appointment of  Queensland public servant Jack Noye as Director-General of the Department of Local Government and Planning.


Minister for Local Government Paul Lucas said Mr Noye had been acting in the senior role since March 2011 and his official appointment followed an extensive search and merit selection process.


“I’m very pleased that Jack will take on this senior role to which he brings over 20 years of experience in the public sector,” Mr Lucas said.


“Jack has previously held senior executive roles across a range of portfolios, including Transport and Main Roads, Emergency Services and the Australian Defence Force.


“He comes to the position with a significant record of achievement particularly in the transport sector, culminating in a range of senior roles within the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) including Executive Director (Corporate Office), Deputy Director-General (Corporate), Acting Associate Director-General and Acting Director-General.


“When Queensland Transport and the Department of Main Roads merged and DTMR was formed in April 2009, Jack successfully worked on integrating the two organisations and their cultures over an 18 month period.


“During his time at DTMR, Jack also worked on the National Reform Agenda and played a vital role during the flood and cyclone events earlier this year.


“He has diverse experience, through seven years in senior roles with the Department of Emergency Services overseeing Aviation Services and Counter Disaster and Rescue Services; and as the Director of Transport Policy for the Commonwealth Department of Defence."