- Jen Williams has been the Deputy Executive Director for six years
- Executive Director Chris Mountford is taking on a new role at Independent Schools Queensland
- Ms Williams led the recent Fridays in the City initiative
The Queensland Division of the Property Council of Australia (PCA) has announced the appointment of Jen Williams to the role of Executive Director.
Ms Williams has been the Queensland Deputy Executive Director for over six years and previously in her career, she held policy roles within the Brisbane City Council – which has a population of over 1.2 million, by far the largest local government in Australia – and earlier was a teacher.
Outgoing Executive Director Chris Mountford is moving to Independent Schools Queensland where he will take on the position of Chief Executive next month.
Ken Morrison, the Chief Executive of the Property Council, is delighted about Ms Williams promotion.
“Jen has the policy smarts, leadership skills, government networks and industry respect that will make her a huge success in the role,” Mr Morrison said.
“Most recently Jen has led our Fridays in the City initiative, partnering with Brisbane City Council, business groups and property owners to activate Brisbane CBD following the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Ken Morrison, Chief Executive PCA
Given the confidence behind Brisbane’s 2032 Summer Olympics bid, Ms Williams added she is excited about taking on the role during what she describes as the “golden decade” for Queensland.
“Hosting the Games is about far more than a sporting event – it will provide the catalyst our state needs to commit to major infrastructure projects and tackle much-needed policy reform in areas ranging from housing supply through to attracting foreign investment.”
“City-shaping projects already underway, like Cross River Rail and Queens Wharf, combined with a boost in interstate migration and positive industry sentiment, provide a solid foundation for the industry to leverage.
“Property has a critical role to play in shaping the future of our state. I am excited to be taking on a position to help set the agenda and influence the policy settings that will allow our industry to thrive.”
Jen WIlliams, incoming QLD Executive Director PCA
Ms Williams will formally begin her role on 21 June.