Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur (OQCE) is the first of its kind in Australia with a strong goal – to accelerate Queensland through innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Queensland Chief Entrepreneur’s priority areas include:

  • Connecting Queensland’s innovation ecosystem
  • Contracts, not grants
  • Attracting capital
  • Unlocking the Olympics

On 16 June 2021, Wayne Gerard was appointed Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur.

As the CEO and Co-Founder of global company RedEye, Wayne is a key leader in Queensland’s innovation ecosystem and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.

Wayne is passionate about cementing the value of having a competitive and sustainable innovative ecosystem in Queensland.

In 2015, he was named Queensland Entrepreneur of the Year. He has also been a serving member on several boards, including StartUp Aus and the Premier’s Business Advisory Council.

He will work alongside a newly established Innovation Advisory Council. Read our innovation story to learn more about Queensland’s newest Chief Entrepreneur.