Kate Jones is the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for 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.

A proud champion for Queensland’s tourism industry, Kate oversaw the successful delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Queensland’s largest 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

We look forward welcoming her and a panel of heavy hitters at the 2019 YP Gold Coast City Leaders Forum, presented by Griffith University, at The Star Gold Coast this September.