Managing an annual budget of $3 billion and an asset base of $23.3 billion, Colin Jensen is Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane City Council, serving a population of over 2.4 million people.
Colin oversees the largest local government in Australia and delivers Council’s key initiatives in the pursuit of its Brisbane Vision 2031. Prior to joining Council in August 2010, Colin had a successful career in the Queensland Government, most recently as the Coordinator-General and Director-General of the Department of Infrastructure and Planning.
Colin is a director of several boards including CitySmart and the City of Brisbane Investment Corporation (CBIC) and has previously been named as one of Australia’s top 100 most influential engineers for eight consecutive years.
He received the QUT Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Award and the Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award for 2011 and was awarded the Queensland 2010/11 National Emergency Medal for sustained service by the Governor-General for the role he played in the January 2011 floods.
He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and is also an honorary fellow of Engineers Australia.