Phillip Brooks is the Deputy Director-General of the Queensland Department of Youth Justice. He was formerly Commissioner at the Queensland Family and Child Commission. Phillip is a descendant of the Bidjara Tribe (Great Grandfather), the Kairi Tribe (Great Grandmother), and the Ducabrook Clan located at Springsure Central Queensland. Phillip has had a distinguished career in the child, youth and family support portfolio in Queensland across a range of roles including as Officer in charge Queensland Police Service, Manager of Child Safety and Youth Justice Service centres, Director Government Coordination, Executive Director Strategy and Regional Director Child family and community services North Queensland. Phillip is currently undertaking the Executive Master of Public Administration with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.