Chief Executive Officer
Brendan Moon, Chief Executive Officer
Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Brendan Moon was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA) in June 2016, after acting in the position since November 2015. Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and has been at QRA since 2011 as General Manager, Operations.
As Chief Executive Officer, Brendan leads the strategic direction of QRA, Queensland’s permanent disaster recovery organisation.
This includes the efficient and effective coordination of natural disaster reconstruction efforts across Queensland with administrative responsibility for more than $16.8 billion in restoration and recovery funding under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), Disaster Relief Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and the State Disaster Relief Arrangements.
He led QRA’s Operations for Tropical Cyclones Oswald and Marcia, and statewide reconstruction and recovery efforts from all significant natural disasters in Queensland since late 2015 including Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017, the Central Queensland Bushfires in 2018, the North and Far North Queensland monsoon trough flooding event in early 2019 and the Queensland Bushfires of late 2019.
Brendan is also the State Recovery Policy and Planning Coordinator. This standing role’s purpose is to lead recovery planning, policy and recovery capability development to ensure better preparedness of government agencies and the community for recovery operations.
He is a regular contributor to national and international dialogue on disaster risk and resilience and has addressed the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction’s Asian Ministerial Conferences on multiple occasions.
Brendan previously held the role of General Manager, Environment, Biodiversity and Sustainability of Wyaralong Dam Alliance, responsible for the procurement and delivery of what was, at the time, the largest vegetation and carbon offset project in Queensland.
Brendan is a graduate of the University of Queensland.