shaun drabsch

Shaun Drabsch | Chief Executive Officer, Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

Shaun joined the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation as the Chief Executive Officer in February 2019.

His appointment follows more than two decades of executive appointments spanning the public and private sectors; where he has led the development and implementation of economic policy, infrastructure and major projects. These roles include the role as Senior Economic Advisor to the former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie, the Assistant Coordinator General in Queensland and as Chief of Staff to a Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

A keen development economist, Shaun has a passion for stimulating new investment to support stronger, more prosperous communities. He has significant experience in delivering projects in the infrastructure, resources and tourism sectors, as well as deep knowledge of parliament, cabinet and budget processes, land tenure, and corporate governance.

Shaun has an honors degree in economics, is a PhD candidate in the field of infrastructure project governance, an Executive Fellow of the Australia New Zealand School of Government, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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