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 Transport and Main Roads

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 Transport and Main Roads
  • Financial – Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs
  • Government Business – Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
  • Government Business – to be advised
  • Information Management – Queensland Health
  • Procurement – Department of Education
  • Statutory Authorities – Queensland Museum
  • Regional – TBA
  • Research – University of Queensland

Category Council Chair

Dallas Stower, Deputy Director-General – Transformation and Enabling Technologies, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 22 February 2023
  • 24 May 2023
  • 23 August 2023
  • 22 November 2023

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 4899.

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 Transport and Main Roads (Chair)
  • Director, Category Management, ICT Strategic Sourcing, Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Director, Stakeholder Engagement, ICT Strategic Sourcing, Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • 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:

  • 10 March 2023
  • August 2023 – to be advised
  • November 2023 – to be advised

More information

Contact: Matthew Rose