Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Category Council

The ICT Category Council provides ongoing leadership in relation to strategic procurement activities of Information and Communication Technology across government.

Lead agency: Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

Category council membership

The category council for the ICT category is formed by independent government representatives with relevant experience in their fields. This creates a category council with a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders with expertise in their portfolio's to best articulate strategies for Queensland Government. The representatives host department is also indicated below.

  • Lead agency – Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
  • Financial – Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs
  • Government Business – Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
  • Government Business – Queensland Police Service
  • Information Management – Queensland Health
  • Procurement – Department of Education
  • Statutory Authorities – Queensland Museum
  • Regional – TBA
  • Research – University of Queensland

Category Council Chair

Dallas Stower, A/Deputy Director-General – Transformation and Enabling Technologies, Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 23 February 2022
  • 25 May 2022
  • 31 August 2022
  • 30 November 2022

Decision making authority

ICT Category Council oversees and directs strategic procurement activities in relation to ICT spend. ICT Category Council agree on and govern the category strategy for a particular spend profile and endorse related execution plans for the category under management (note that this does not extend to operational matters i.e. tender award).

Request a presentation to the category council

The council chair must approve requests to make a presentation to the council.

Requests should be sent to or phone (07) 3640 4863.

Presentations should not be longer than 20 minutes, including question time.

Industry reference group/approach

ICT Industry Reference Group (ICTIRG)

Formed to continue developing a closer working relationship between government and industry, the ICTIRG provides a mechanism for industry members to be consulted regarding:

  • Government ICT procurement initiatives
  • Advice on emerging technologies and trends
  • ICT Category Management activities

A key priority of ICTIRG at formation is to increase compliance and maximise the benefits for the ICT Category in alignment with the 6 key principles of the Queensland Procurement Policy.


  • Executive Director, ICT Strategic Sourcing, Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (Chair)
  • Director, Category Management, ICT Strategic Sourcing, Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
  • Director, Stakeholder Engagement, ICT Strategic Sourcing, Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
  • Association of Professional Staffing Companies Australia
  • Australian Information Industry Association
  • Australian Information Security Association
  • Australian Institute of Project Management
  • Council of ICT Associations
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association
  • International Institute of Business Analysis
  • IT Forum Gold Coast
  • IT Service Management Forum
  • Queensland Futures Institute
  • Spatial Industries Business Association
  • Women in Technology
  • Financial Services Union
  • Disability Advocate

Meeting dates

Meetings are scheduled on a quarterly basis, pending availability of members:

  • 18 March 2022
  • July 2022 – to be advised
  • November 2022 – to be advised

More information

Contact: Matthew Rose