AHURI CONFERENCE SPEAKER

Christine Castley

Christine Castley

Christine is the Deputy Director-General of Housing and Homelessness Services in the Department of Housing and Public Works. In this role, which she commenced in March 2016, Christine leads the Housing and Homeless Division, with responsibility as service provider, funder, asset operator and develop of Queensland’s social housing portfolio comprising over 72,000 dwellings (84% owned by the Department).

Christine has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector. She has a substantial track record in senior leadership roles and has a passion for social and housing policy. In her previous role as Senior Executive Director of Social Policy with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, she provided whole-of-Government leadership and coordination on a wide range of social and justice issues, including housing and public works, justice, police, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, communities, child safety, disability services, health, disaster management and counter-terrorism.

During 2014-2015, she led the Secretariat to the Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence, working closely with the Chair of the Taskforce, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Government, Opposition and Independent Members of Parliament, as well as community sector representatives. She has previously worked in a variety of agencies including Natural Resources and Mines, State Development and the Queensland Performing Arts Trust, and has had primary responsibility for developing significant public sector reform, right to information and privacy legislation.

Christine holds qualifications in Arts/Law and a Master of Public Administration.