Brett Dale has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Trades Association of Queensland (MTAQ).

Dr Dale may be familiar to many MTAQ Members. He was, from 2006 to 2012, the Managing Director of the MTA Institute and in that role was responsible for the Institute’s training programs and delivery of those programs to thousands of businesses, students and apprentices across the State. Additionally, the role also saw him develop and lead the MTAQ’s commercial activities.

Over the past four years, Dr Dale has been the CEO of Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) – a regional training organisation delivering training to doctors specialising in General Practice and coordinating workforce distribution across the Northern Territory. Along with the CEO role for NTGPE, Dr Dale also served as the national chairperson for the Industry involving significant stakeholder negotiations and advocacy on behalf of the sector which he believes will benefit the Association and its members.

Commenting on his return to the MTA Queensland, Dr Dale said that he was looking forward to the challenge, to promoting the Association’s position as the peak body for the industry in the State and promoting and developing the benefits of membership of the MTAQ.

“We will focus on industry, strengthen the Association’s position as the industry’s peak body and take it to new heights,” he said. “We have a great team here and, as part of the commitment to the Professional Circle, we will continue to improve our support to members and increase the number of services available to them.”

Dr Dale has a long history working in the field of education and training, workforce development, trades, logistics and health.

Beginning his professional career in the Australian Defence Force, he served in Iraq, Bougainville and Papua New Guinea and, while serving in Iraq, was part of the leadership team that established the Iraqi Institute of Technology, building a trade training centre and creating short courses for trade and technical training.

His lifelong commitment to learning, cultivated during his time with the Defence Force, has seen him gain a number of tertiary education qualifications including a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctorate of Business specialising in intrapreneurship in small to medium enterprises (including automotive businesses) across Australia.