Gayle Walters

Gayle Walters brings over twenty-five years’ experience in public policy, strategic leadership and corporate governance roles across from across state government and two decades of experience in the Not-for-Profit sector. Having worked in Ministerial Offices and in senior government roles across many agencies, Gayle brings a strong passion for education and supporting families and children to make our communities stronger.

Having been Chief of Staff to the Minister for Education and Minister for Youth Justice, Gayle brings experience and knowledge of the critical issues facing the youth justice and child protection system and the critical intersect with education in this space.  Having also led P&Cs Qld for four years as President and eight years as a Board director, Gayle knows first-hand the importance education is for our community.  Leading the Strategic Vision for P&Cs Qld to provide Every Child Every Chance was introduced under Gayle’s leadership.  Having Chaired the K-10 Curriculum Committee for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority as well for four years, Gayle knows how important the impact of access to early education is for every family.  Gayle’s personal motto is “education is the pathway from poverty to prosperity”.

As the Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister for Child Safety Youth and Women and the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence in 2020, Gayle led the first ever national virtual summit on Domestic and Family Violence. Throughout her career Gayle has worked in key government agencies including Premiers, Justice and Attorney General, Health and the Arts. Gayle is an experienced Project Manager and has also previously led the State Library of Queensland First5Forever: Early Literacy programs for children aged 0-5.

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