Brad John, Chief Government Geologist since 2011, will retire at the end of 2015. His retirement was announced in the Geological Survey of Queensland’s December Geoserve newsletter, although advertisements seeking to fill the role of Chief Government Geologist first appeared several months ago.
Brad has given his working life to the GSQ, starting as a cadet in 1969, and working his way up to his present position, gaining his BSc and MSc in geology and an MBA in management.
Brad has provided the GSQ with strong leadership and executive oversight to better understand Queensland’s geology, resources and resource potential. He has also helped to build strong partnerships with industry through the Queensland Exploration Council and within government through Trade and Investment Queensland, Geoscience Australia and Austrade.
Brad had a significant impact on the GSQ’s geoscience programme and structure.
AIG extends best wishes for his retirement and future endeavours.