Our Director-General

Director-General Clare O'Connor

Clare O'Connor

Clare O’Connor is the Director-General of the Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts.   

Clare has driven significant strategic policy, program and service delivery reforms across the human services sector, having led four Queensland Government departments since 2015.

Key achievements include leading the former Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy to play a key role in the Queensland Government’s pandemic response through a range of essential frontline and support services. Clare’s time leading the former Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships included the establishment of a Reparations Taskforce, and supporting the Queensland Government response to the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report.

Clare is committed to an ambitious reform agenda, bringing together community services, Queensland State Archives, the arts sector (including the performing arts, the Queensland Museum Network and the library sector), to deliver on treaty, truth-telling and healing and improving outcomes for First Nations peoples and improving social cohesion for all Queenslanders.