Bevan Ah Kee

General Manager
Sector Development

Executive Committee

Bevan is a leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. He joined our organisation in April 2023 as the General Manager, Sector Development and is part of the Executive Committee of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Queensland (Housing Queensland).

As the General Manager, Sector Development, he is responsible for the strategic management of all our related Sector Development activities. Some of the responsibilities of this role include: creating and implementing the strategic Sector Learning and Development Plan and a Sector Workforce Development Strategy along with regular site visits to Members to listen, assist and support them.

Bevan is a dedicated and committed individual with twenty-five years’ experience working in the NGO sector and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. His roles have included administration, finance, front-line service delivery, executive and CEO positions. He has the experience and a proven history in working across urban, rural and remote settings. He has a positive reputation enabling him to communicate and negotiate with all stakeholders across Queensland.

Bevan has very strong capabilities in self-determination, stakeholder management and strategic advice; government relations; capacity building; workforce planning and resource management; financial management; governance; strategic thinking and problem solving.

Prior to joining Housing Queensland, Bevan worked for the peak health body - Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) as the QAIHC General Manager, Sector Development.

He is an expert in community engagement, sector development, peak bodies and membership organisations and has significant first-hand experience as a CEO and working with Boards of organisations. He is also the former CEO of Mamu Health Service in Innisfail (an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled health organisation) until returning to QAIHC in 2019.

Bevan brings to Housing Queensland a broad work history and strong capabilities and experience. He is also a member of a respected Aboriginal family that helped establish and govern a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing, health, justice/legal, land council and child safety organisations across North Queensland.