Acting Director-General of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General Jasmina Joldić has been permanently appointed today.
Ms Joldić has been acting in the role since May 2023. She has previously served as Associate Director-General with Queensland Health and Assistant Director-General with the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.
Ms Joldić said it was a “privilege and the greatest honour of my career to be appointed to lead the Department of Justice and Attorney-General”.
“As a first-generation migrant, my career in public service has been my way of giving back to the community and the country that welcomed me and gave me and my family a new home,” she said.
“I look forward to continuing to serve the great Queensland community in this role, and I am excited about harnessing the incredible talents of the department’s workforce to deliver for Queenslanders.”
Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath congratulated Ms Joldić on her appointment, following a merit-based recruitment process.
“Ms Joldić’s strengths are clear, and she is experienced in developing and delivering complex government policy in a stakeholder rich environment,” she said.
“She is well known for her strong background in public policy development and strategy, and leading significant change and reform.
“I look forward to working with Ms Joldić to ensure we have a fair, safe and inclusive justice system for all Queenslanders.”
Ms Joldić was awarded an Australia Day Public Service Medal in 2022 for her public service, particularly for her leadership at Queensland Health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Queensland and Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis and Master of Public Administration from Griffith University.