Ms. Apelt is a business and community leader with a wealth of international senior leadership experience as a diplomat, Trade and Investment Commissioner, CEO and Non Executive Director across the public and private sectors.
Linda Apelt's most recent appointment was the 37th Executive Council appointed Agent-General for Queensland, Australia, in the United Kingdom and the Queensland Trade and Investment Commissioner, Europe, July 2017 until December 2021.
As a former long-serving Director-General with the State Government of Queensland, Ms. Apelt oversaw enhanced service delivery in a range of portfolios including education, housing, health and community services, Indigenous policy and the arts.
In addition, Ms Apelt has been a Company Director on independent boards spanning superannuation, urban planning and research, housing and homelessness, health and welfare, children's and disability services, State library services, Chair of Screen Queensland and a member of the Association of Economic Representatives in London (AERL). Ms Apelt is a member of the Griffith University Council.
In her private capacity, Ms Apelt has lent her expertise and energies to programs which provide philanthropic services for people living with housing disadvantage, disabilities, experiencing domestic violence and young people in the Arts.
Linda Apelt holds a range of post graduate qualifications including a Masters of Education Studies from The University of Queensland and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors