Linda Apelt was appointed as the Agent-General for Queensland in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner, Europe, on 20 July 2017.
Ms Apelt brings to the role a wealth of experience in senior leadership, stakeholder engagement, policy development and service delivery in both the public and private sectors.
As a former long-serving Director-General with the Queensland Government, she oversaw enhanced service delivery in a range of portfolios including education, health, housing, community services, Indigenous policy and the arts.
In addition, Ms Apelt has been a Company Director on independent boards spanning superannuation, urban planning and research, housing and homelessness, health and welfare, children’s and disability services, and state library services. She was most recently the Chair of Screen Queensland, which is the state’s premier investment attraction agency for film.
In her private capacity, Ms Apelt has lent her expertise and energies to programs which provide philanthropic services for people living with disability or disadvantage.
Ms Apelt is recognised as a resourceful leader whose success is built on her skills in devising and delivering innovative policy, building productive relationships and negotiating across government, business and community sectors.
Ms Apelt holds a range of post graduate qualifications including a Master of Education Studies from The University of Queensland and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.