Our Director-General

Bob Gee Director-General Department of Youth Justice

Robert (Bob) Gee APM was appointed as Director-General for the Department of Youth Justice in May 2019.

Prior to this, Bob was the Deputy Police Commissioner, Regional Operations in the Queensland Police Service (QPS). Bob was also the State Disaster Coordinator, a board member of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority, and the QPS Indigenous Champion prior to taking up this role.

Bob has worked in central agencies, as a university lecturer, as a consultant across a broad range of industries, been a CIO and was a Commissioned Officer of police for over 20 years. In these roles Bob demonstrated a deep commitment to building stakeholder relationships,  community safety, prevention and providing pathways for people across the breadth of the State to come together to improve quality of life and resilience, particularly for those who are most vulnerable in Queensland’s diverse local communities.  He values research being used pragmatically to improve evidence based practice.

Bob’s priorities are the safety and wellbeing of children being cared for and supported by the Department of Youth Justice, as well as the safety and wellbeing of Youth Justice staff and our partners, to prevent young people from entering or remaining in the Youth Justice system.