Kerry Petersen

Deputy Director-General
Office of the Commonwealth Games

Kerry brings to this key role 27 years of public sector experience, having worked across multiple Queensland Government agencies with more than a decade in senior leadership roles. She started her career in the public service as an architectural cadet after studying for a Bachelor in Architecture, graduating with Honours.

Kerry has since gone on to lead the delivery of significant public infrastructure programs and projects in multiple State government agencies, including the delivery of infrastructure for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

She has a reputation for forging productive stakeholder relationships and partnerships as well as a commitment to exemplar corporate governance and the professional development of high performing teams – all of which have been critical to her success in leading large teams, complex programs and maximising cross-government opportunities. As a member of DTESB’s Executive Management Group Kerry will be part of a team that works proactively to deliver better economic outcomes for Queensland and a lasting legacy for the state through the delivery of a successful Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.