The President, Deputy Presidents, Professional Board Members and Community Board Members are ‘appointed’ Board members under the Corrective Services Act 2006 (the Act). That is, they are appointed for fixed terms by the Governor-in-Council on the recommendation of the Minister.
The President is equivalent in experience and standing to a Supreme Court Justice and the Deputy Presidents equivalent to District Court Judges. The President and Deputy Presidents hold office for five years and may be reappointed but cannot hold office for more than 10 years.
The Professional Board Members hold office for a three-year term and may be reappointed. They must have a university or professional qualification that is relevant to the functions of the Board, such as a legal or medical qualification.
The Community Board Members hold office for a three-year term and may be reappointed. They do not require a formal qualification and are part-time roles. They represent the diversity of the Queensland community in their knowledge, expertise and experience.
The Police Representatives and the Public Service Representatives are ‘nominated’ Board members under the Act; they are nominated for transfer to the Board by the Commissioner of Police and the Commissioner of Queensland Corrective Services, respectively. Their service with the Board is usually for one to two years. The Public Service Representatives must have expertise or experience in probation and parole matters. These officers provide a vital operational link to the Board and support its primary consideration of community safety.