Michael Hogan was appointed as Director-General in March 2014. He had been acting in the role since November 2013. Prior to this appointment Michael was the Deputy Director-General, Strategic Policy and Programs in the department.
Michael has held the positions of Deputy Director-General, Disability Services; Assistant Director-General, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships; and Assistant Director-General, Strategic Policy and Evaluation, in the former Department of Communities.
Michael was previously Deputy Director-General, Community Engagement in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and chaired the organising committee for the joint United Nations / Queensland Government International Conference on Engaging Communities in Brisbane in 2005.
Before coming to Queensland in 2002, Michael was Director, Strategic Projects in the New South Wales Premier’s Department, responsible for the Strengthening Communities Unit.
Michael also spent ten years until 1996 at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), a community-based legal and policy organisation, including five as its executive director. Michael has served on the Boards of the New South Wales Council of Social Service and the Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia; and was chair of the Community Services Review Council in NSW.