Greg Hallam

Chief Executive Officer, LGAQ

Greg Hallam is the CEO of the LGAQ. He has tertiary qualifications in commerce, economics and business administration through UQ and  QUT.  He then went on to complete his postgraduate studies through the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW, Melbourne University and the George Washington University, Washington DC.

Mr Hallam has worked (as a student) in the Brisbane City Council, the Federal Treasury, National Office of Local Government, Esk Shire and Townsville City Councils as a senior executive holding the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Local Government Association of Queensland since 1992.


His past board memberships have included the Queensland Treasury Corporation, Infrastructure Queensland, National Packaging Covenant Council (Chair), Racing Queensland (Deputy Chair), Queensland Music Festival, Sporting Wheelies, Local Government Mutual Services, GoV Cloud, LG Sustainable Futures, LGE Operating Company Pty Ltd, Local Buy, Resolute Information Technology and the Queensland Olympic Council.


Greg is an avid volunteer serving as a Parish Finance Committee Chair, an elite level accredited Athletic Coach for 23 years, also with the Sporting Wheelies for 20 years, and he is also a primary producer and horse breeder for the past 35 years.


Greg was awarded the Member (AM) of the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2018 for his contribution to Local Government Sport & Disability, the Public Service Medal in 2000 and the Centenary Medal in 2001. He also received the Olympic Council’s Committees Merit Award in 2005 which was personally presented by the IOC President, Jacques Rogge in Brisbane as well as Roads Australia’s John Shaw Medal, the only Local Government employee to receive that honor in its 40-year history. Finally, he was awarded the National Emergency Medal in 2012 for his work in Queensland’s 2011 Natural Disasters.


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