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Robert Setter

Public Sector Commissioner

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Robert Setter

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Robert Setter has served as Chief Executive of the Queensland Public Service Commission since 2017.

Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Robert held various positions in the Queensland Public Service, including as Associate Director-General, Science, Agriculture, Food and Regional Services at the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation and Director-General of the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. He has also held various senior executive positions in the Queensland vocational education and training sector.

Robert currently serves as a Director on the Board of ANZSOG, has held various board director positions in agri-business, and is the immediate past President of the Institute for Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Queensland. He was named as a 2020 IPAA national fellow for his commitment to re-establishing IPAA in Queensland and championing public purpose work across the public, not-for-profit and tertiary sectors