Corporate governance

Manufacturing Skills Queensland (MSQ) is an independent body established and funded under the Queensland Government’s Making it in Queensland: Building a Stronger Manufacturing Sector policy in November 2022. Our work supports the Queensland Government’s $70 million investment in manufacturing skills and training. The MSQ Board guides the organisation’s strategy and ensures investment in manufacturing skills and training through the Annual Training Plan meet the needs of industry.


  • Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development the Honourable Lance McCallum MP
  • Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water the Honourable Glenn Butcher MP

Our Strategic Plan is prepared and submitted by the Board each year for responsible Ministers’ approval. In addition, MSQ is required to submit an Annual Training Plan to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training by 30 April each year.

Our governance framework is designed to ensure accountability, transparency, and effectiveness in all our endeavours. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of governance, empowering stakeholders with the information they need to understand our decision-making processes and strategic direction.

The Manufacturing Skills Queensland Board is made up of an independent Chair and representatives from the government, employers, and employees of the manufacturing industry. The Board guides Manufacturing Skills Queensland’s strategy and ensures investment in manufacturing skills and training through the Annual Training Plan meet the needs of industry.

Our Board are leaders across industry and government, contributing their expertise and to build a future-proofed and skilled workforce for manufacturing in Queensland.

Paul-Cooper-MSQ

Chair of the Board

Owner and Executive Chair, Rinstrum and Chairman, Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Ltd

Natalene-Carter-MSQ

Board member – employer representative

Director, RID Australia and Senior Executive Operations Manager, Dy-Mark

Sheree-Taylor-MSQ

Board member – employer representative

Queensland Specification Manager, BlueScope Steel

Ann-Marie-Allan-MSQ

Board member – employee representative

Executive Officer, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union

Stacey-Jan-24

Board member – employee representative

Director, SkillsEQuipped and Queensland Branch Secretary, Australian Workers’ Union

Steve-Koch-MSQ

Board member – government representative

Deputy Director-General, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Bernadette-Zerba-MSQ

Board member – government representative

Deputy Director-General, Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water

Our collection of reports and publications provides invaluable insights into our governance, operations, and the pivotal role we play in the manufacturing industry.







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