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National Housing Conference 2023: A way forward – Registration now open!

Neil Willmett

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland

Neil Willmett

Neil is a national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing, health, economic development and administration. He is known as a leading thinker and for his work in strategy and policy development and implementation.

He has a successful track record at the SES (Senior Executive Service) level and equivalent Principal Executive Officer level, leading the development of complex and sensitive economic, social and housing and health policy, projects and initiatives as well as structural, capability and cultural change reforms.

He played a key role in the development in the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017 – 2027; the Queensland Building Plan (2017); National and Queensland procurement policy; as well as the implementation of the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing (NPARIH). He has also led a number of other critical national and state policies, programs and reviews over the last 20 years.

Neil was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland in December 2020. He has a deep understanding and broad experience and knowledge in executive management, housing and homelessness, health, strategy execution, policy development, and professional membership organisations.

His experience and knowledge are complemented with a public health degree from the University of Queensland. He is also a published business author and is an Aboriginal man with has strong connections to the Waanyi people of the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Kuku Yalanji people of Far North Queensland.