Brett Bassett - QBCC Commissioner
MBA, BEd, GAICD, FGIA, CFE
Mr Brett Bassett was appointed as QBCC Commissioner on 30 May 2016 and was recently reinstated in May 2019 as Commissioner for a further 3 years.
Prior to commencing at the QBCC, Mr Bassett was the Queensland Regional Commissioner for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). With ASIC from 2011, he was also their Senior Executive of Small Business Compliance and Deterrence.
Mr Bassett led the ASIC team that focused on the business risks in the building and construction sector, and the development of ASIC’s response to the Senate inquiry into insolvency in the Australian building and construction industry. He developed and implemented ASIC’s small business strategy with a specific focus on education, engagement and regulation of the building and construction industry. He also chaired the inaugural Federal Government Building and Construction roundtable that now occurs annually.
As well as possessing strong customer focus, leadership and governance capabilities, Mr Bassett has a regulatory background, having held positions with the Queensland Police Service, NSW Department of Fair Trading, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Mr Bassett holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Business Administration. He is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a certified fraud examiner.