Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Our Director-General

Michael Hogan
Director-General Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Michael Hogan was appointed as Director-General for the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women in December 2017.

Prior to this, he was the Director-General for the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services for 4 years.

Michael has held the positions of:

  • Deputy Director-General, Strategic Policy and Programs
  • Deputy Director-General, Disability Services
  • Assistant Director-General, Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • 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 10 years until 1996 at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), a community-based legal and policy organisation, including 5 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 New South Wales.

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