Steve Keating – Keato – has more than 25 years’ experience in media, communications and stakeholder engagement.
His heritage is as a proud regional Queenslander – but these days lives with his wife Louise and their three adult sons (and cute Poodle/Schnauzer cross) in Brisbane.
His career has varied from regional journalist and newspaper editor to advisor and confidant for successive Premiers to lead communication roles in Queensland Treasury’s Commercial Transaction Program (2010), Queensland Reconstruction Authority (2011) to four fun years in stakeholder roles with Origin Energy and APLNG.
Three years ago he returned to the State Government as the Executive Director – Stakeholder Engagement Special Projects Unit (SPU), in the Department of State Development.
His current role in SPU is not limited to supporting the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane. It is also assisting the government with other integrated resort opportunities namely – Tropical North (Cairns) and potentially the Gold Coast.