QCS employee highly commended in IPAA Young Leaders Awards

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s Deputy General Manager Alexis Livingstone has been recognised with a Highly Commended award for her exceptional work in the public service.

Ms Livingstone received her award yesterday (28 June) at this year’s Institute of Public Administration Queensland Top 10 Young Leaders Awards (the Awards), which celebrates the State’s exceptional leaders in local, state and federal government.

Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin said he was proud of Ms Livingstone and the work all officers undertake across Queensland.

“Our corrective services officers go above and beyond to ensure the safety and security of our prisons,” Commissioner Martin said.

“Their job often involves working in challenging conditions. I commend them for their professionalism and commitment to keeping our communities safe.

“I congratulate Ms Livingstone for receiving her award and recognition of the work she undertakes at Capricornia Correctional Centre.”

To be eligible for the Awards, nominees must be a public sector high-achiever in Queensland and under 35 years of age.

The Awards specifically acknowledges innovative and inspirational contributions made by young leaders who make a difference.

Ms Livingstone said she was delighted to find out she was receiving the award.

“I hope this achievement will inspire more young people to embark in a career that they believe in,” Ms Livingstone said.

“I am very proud to lead the team at Capricornia Correctional Centre, who face difficult challenges in often exceptional circumstances.”