Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Reconstruction Authority
About Brendan Moon
Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Reconstruction Authority (QRA), Brendan Moon leads Australia’s only permanent disaster recovery agency. Since 2011, QRA has overseen a Commonwealth/State funded disaster reconstruction program worth $14.4 billion, with Mr Moon leading Queensland’s contribution to the Commonwealth’s recent reform of disaster funding arrangements. Mr Moon started with QRA in 2011, following the Queensland floods and Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi and led QRA operations for Cyclone Oswald and recovery efforts for Cyclone Debbie, described by the Insurance Council of Australia as the costliest cyclone to impact Australia since 1974. Mr Moon was appointed the State Recovery Coordinator following five separate natural disasters to strike Queensland in early 2018 and is the State Recovery Policy and Planning Coordinator, assisting with the recovery of disaster-impacted communities. He is a regular contributor to national and international dialogue on disaster risk and resilience and was invited to address the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction’s Asian Ministerial Conferences in 2016 and 2018.