The Relationship between Good Governance and Values Based Leadership
Managing an annual budget of $3 billion and an asset base of $23.3 billion, Colin Jensen is Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane City Council, serving a population of over 2.4 million people.
Colin oversees the largest local government in Australia and delivers Council’s key initiatives in the pursuit of its Brisbane Vision 2031.
Under Colin’s guidance, Brisbane City Council is delivering congestion-busting road projects, Australia’s most modern public transport, including the Brisbane Metro, as well as the parks and vibrant, liveable communities - all with a strong economy and more local jobs.
Prior to joining Council in August 2010, Colin had a successful career in the Queensland Government, most recently as the Coordinator-General and Director-General of the Department of Infrastructure and Planning.
In these roles, Colin was responsible for overseeing the delivery of the largest infrastructure program in Queensland’s history, modernising the State’s planning and development system, reforming Queensland’s local government system and shaping a new organisation following departmental restructure in 2007. As the key infrastructure program manager, he presided over a capital program of $18.2 billion – a record for any Australian government.
Colin is a director of several boards including CitySmart and the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation (CBIC) and has previously been named as one of Australia’s top 100 most influential engineers for eight consecutive years.
He received the QUT Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Award and the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award for 2011.
Colin was awarded the Queensland 2010/11 National Emergency Medal for sustained service by the Governor-General for the role he played in the January 2011 floods.
He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), and is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), joining the country’s leading names in technological science and engineering. Colin is also an honorary fellow of Engineers Australia.