As the CEO of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ), Brett 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. As an experienced educator, business leader and policy thinker in this field, Brett is active at both a National and State level in policy discussions and program development addressing skills pathways, existing worker skilling, quality education standards, and an effective VET system. Rather than simply producing students with vocational skills, he focusses on matching the VET system with the skills demand of employers. Brett brought to CSQ extensive experience in the leadership and management of training and education organizations, earned working in a range of industry sectors including RTOs, professional services firms, and other industry bodies. Brett has tertiary qualifications in Education, Business and Public Policy. Brett is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has held several positions as a Company Director and served on multiple State and National Committees. He was recently appointed to the National ACPET VET Committee.