About the Commission
Our role is to provide independent advice on complex economic and regulatory issues, and propose policy reforms, with the objective of driving economic growth, lifting productivity, and improving living standards across Queensland.
The QPC is established as a separate legal entity and statutory body under its own legislation, the Queensland Productivity Commission Act 2015.
Our work encompasses four key streams:
- public inquiries into productivity, economic development and industry matters
- regulatory advice and guidance to departments
- policy research
- reports on competitive neutrality complaints
The philosophy and principles under which we operate are based on independence, rigour, responsiveness, openness, transparency, equity, efficiency and effectiveness.
Our operation and reporting is independent, with tasks referred to the QPC by the Government. We are committed to providing a transparent and consultative process to allow all interested stakeholders to participate in inquiry processes. The final report for each inquiry will be publicly released. The QPC’s final reports will first be submitted to Government to allow a government response at the same time as the public release where appropriate.
Kim Wood (Principal Commissioner)
Kim has extensive knowledge of regulated industries and commercial operations, with hands-on leadership roles at Victoria’s City West Water, GPU PowerNet and Queensland’s Stanwell Corporation, as well as other electricity, water and telecommunication businesses.
He has tackled both business transformation roles, and new utility start-ups, and enjoys a challenge.
Kim commenced his CEO roles as the Sydney-based Managing Director of GEC Plessey Telecommunications. Kim has also held senior roles with BellSouth Australia and Hewlett-Packard. He originally began work as an engineer with the Victorian State Electricity Commission.
Professor Bronwyn Fredericks was appointed as a part-time Commissioner in December 2016.
Professor Fredericks is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) and the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Chair in Indigenous Engagement with CQ University, Australia.
Professor Fredericks has worked in the education, health care and human services sector for state and federal governments, as well as non-government organisations, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled health services. She is a Board Member of the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and the Central Queensland Region Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Organisation.
Professor Fredericks holds several distinguished roles in Indigenous research. She is a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN). Her research has focused on the socio-psychological aspects of chronic disease, public health interventions and Indigenous women’s health issues, along with training and education.
Professor Fredericks, a Murri woman from south east Queensland, is working on the inquiry into Service delivery in Queensland’s remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.