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Pat Vidgen

General Manager Strategic Engagement

Pat Vidgen has held numerous senior executive positions in State government agencies in a career spanning over 25 years.  He has a wealth of experience in negotiating key outcomes for Queensland, and is a respected advisor to the most senior levels of government including successive Premiers, Ministers, Governors, and chief executives in government and non-government agencies.

Most recently, Pat held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Public Safety Business Agency.  Pat has represented Queensland on a range of Commonwealth and State government boards and committees and has successfully managed projects across a diverse range of areas, e.g. major event facilitation (CHOGM, APEC, Queensland 150 celebrations), and major disaster recovery (Cyclone Larry and Queensland Floods).

Prior to commencing in the role of General Manager, Strategic Engagement at GOLDOC, Pat was significantly involved in the Gold Coast 2018 bid process and devising a governance model to support the delivery of services by public safety personnel for Gold Coast 2018.