Chief Human Resources Officer
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Dave Waters currently leads transformation of the HR function in the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads. His previous roles include Chief Human Resources Officer for the state’s Department of Health and head of employee relations for the Queensland health and education agencies both with over 80,000 employees. Dave’s professional pathway, including careers as a journalist and union official, has provided him with a unique perspective on the people and culture challenges facing the public sector and HR functions broadly. He is passionate about repositioning HR to a more coach-consultant footing as we capitalise on the digital opportunities of freeing ourselves from the transactional and elevating our gaze from the operational to a more strategic outlook.