The advisory board will serve to assist QIS in its outreach program. The advisory board offers a wealth of experience as it comprises highly respected personalities within society.

“QIS has become a strong brand in the civil society and will look to make the leap into playing a more focal role in the discourse of society’s issues and problems. The advisory board will not only counsel QIS on new initiatives but will also serve to promote the message of social harmony within society. We believe we have a strong line up and we look forward to working with them and our friends for a brighter future”.


The advisory board members consist of the following people:

  • Hon John Mickel

Retired Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

  • Bob Atkinson

Commissioner of the Royal Commission & Retired QLD Police Commissioner

  • Associate Professor Mohammad Abdalla

Founding Director of the Griffith Islamic Research Unit (GIRU) and the Director of the Queensland node of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (NCEIS)

  • Gail Ker OAM

Chief Executive Officer for Access Community Services

  • Associate Professor Talal Yousef

Executive Director (USQ International and Development)

  • Ian Stewart

QLD Police Commissioner




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