Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development
Queensland Government
Kate Jones is the Minister for Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games in the Queensland Government. Kate is committed to building innovation in Queensland by attracting new investment, growing entrepreneurialism across the state and supporting local starts up to scale up and think global. She is also a proud champion for Queensland’s tourism industry and oversaw the successful delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Queensland’s largest ever event. She has previously served as the Minister for Education, Minister for Environment, Minister for Climate Change and Natural Resource Management and Minister for Small Business in previous Queensland Governments. When Kate was first sworn-in in 2009, she was the youngest ever Queensland Government Minister. Kate is a graduate of the Queensland University of Technology and holds a Masters in Environmental Law from Australian National University.
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