QCS International Women’s Day award winners

Commissioner Peter Martin APM today presented a number of International Women’s Day awards at the combined public safety agency event at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Excellence in Performance in Community Corrections and Specialist Operations
Nadine Robinson District Manager, Community Corrections, Redcliffe

Nadine is recognised for her unwavering passion for leadership, through confidence, compassion, diligence, honesty and flexibility.

Nadine has experience with intervention services, the management of dangerous sex offenders and most recently, as the District Manager of Community Corrections in Redcliffe.

In her private capacity, Nadine has exerted significant effort and commitment to her community through her work with organisations committed to supporting and fighting the effects of dementia.

Excellence in Performance in Custodial Operations
Rebecca Bates, Custodial Correctional Officer, Numinbah Correctional Centre

Rebecca is recognised for her dynamic approach and willingness to harness the opportunity of working with animals to rehabilitate female prisoners. Rebecca has been integral in the development of animal husbandry at the Numinbah Correctional Centre.

Rebecca’s efforts have provided prisoners the chance to work with livestock and retrain greyhounds while fostering effective relationships with many community stakeholders.

Rebecca works closely with her colleagues to challenge gender stereotypes and empower women to be self-reliant and independent, both in their personal and professional lives.

Excellence in Performance in Organisational Capability
Sandra Tully, Manager, Contract Management

Sandra is an outstanding and effective contributor to complex contract management services for private prison operations in Queensland.

Sandra has paved the way for female staff under her leadership, developing skills and expertise across the department.  To improve the lives of female prisoners and the management of female prison operations in South East Queensland, Sandra was integral to Operation Elevate, which involved the transition of the privately operated Southern Queensland Correctional Centre to a women’s facility.

Outstanding Emerging Female Leader
Kate Petrie, Director, Policy and Legislation

Kate works tirelessly across government to develop effective correctional policy and legislation. Kate is admired for her composed, intelligent and innovative leadership.

Kate established the legislation unit in QCS and was integral in the response to a number of significant reforms and reviews for the department, including the Queensland Parole System Review, the CCC Taskforce Flaxton and the legislative amendments to create the new independent Parole Board Queensland.

Outstanding Female Leader
Tamara Bambrick, General Manager, Custodial Operations

Tamara is highly regarded across the department for her leadership and experience in correctional operations. Leading the Use of Force Review and the Review of the Women’s Estate, Tamara is drawing upon countless years of operational experience across the male and female custodial services in Queensland.

Tamara is a passionate leader who strives to develop and mentor senior women and emerging leaders and works tirelessly to improve Queensland’s correctional services and the safety of the community by rehabilitating prisoners.

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