Craig Allen

Deputy Director-General, Office of Industrial Relations

Craig Allen

Deputy Director-General, Office of Industrial Relations

Biography

Craig has held senior management positions for more than 22 years with a government career spanning more than 39 years. His previous position was with the Northern Territory Government as the Commissioner for Public Employment, prior to that he worked for the Queensland Government as the Assistant Director-General, Department of Education Training and Employment from July 2009 where he was responsible for strategic and corporate leadership in the management of the Department’s human resources. He also held the position of Executive Director, Corporate Services, Queensland Department of Corrective Services. 

Craig also has tertiary qualifications with a Bachelor of Education from the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education and post graduate qualifications in public administration from Flinders University. 

In his previous role as Commissioner he oversaw the successful negotiations of a range of Enterprise Agreements, the establishment of the Indigenous Employment and Career Development Unit and an increase to over 10% of indigenous employees in the public service, simplified recruitment processes, introduction of an Inclusion and Diversity strategy with a renewed focus on employees with a disability and enhanced professional development for public servants. 

Craig has a strong commitment to leading strategy that improves employee engagement, organisational performance and service delivery. In his current role he has a strong commitment to ensuring the work health and safety of all Queensland workers through the implementation of the Best Practice Review recommendations. 

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