QBCC Commissioner

Richard Cassidy - Interim CEO and QBCC Commissioner

Richard was appointed as QBCC Interim CEO and Commissioner in September 2021 and brings many years’ strategic leadership experience within public sector environments.  Richard’s approach is characterised by a strong and relentless focus on outcomes and a demonstrated ability to develop policy and strategy solutions which meet the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.

Prior to joining the QBCC, Richard was most recently the Assistant Director-General, Building Policy at the Department of Energy and Public Works, where he led the implementation of significant reforms to the building and construction industry as outlined in the Queensland Building Plan. In this role he worked closely alongside the QBCC and industry stakeholders.

Richard has previously worked for the department as the Executive Director, Office of the Chief Advisor Procurement, where he led the development and implementation of the Buy Queensland procurement policy to deliver broader economic, social and environmental outcomes for Queensland through the government’s significant procurement spend.

Richard has also spent time as a management consultant providing infrastructure advisory services and prior to that working for Queensland Health implementing large system-wide reforms.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago (New Zealand).