May 18, 2020 12:30 PM
Katarina Carroll - Queensland Police Commissioner

Katarina Carroll joined the Queensland Police Service in 1983, working in general duties, then as a detective in the drug squad, crime operations and ethical standards. She was awarded the Australian Police Medal in the 2008 Australia Day Honours. In 2014, Carroll served as Operations Commander for the G20 summit in Brisbane.

Carroll joined the new Queensland Fire and Emergency Services in December 2014 as acting commissioner and was officially appointed to the role on 1 August 2015.

On 23 April 2019, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that Carroll would succeed Ian Stewart as Commissioner of Queensland Police upon Stewart's retirement in July 2019. Carroll was appointed Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service on 8 July.

In October 2019 Carroll was named one of The Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence in the Public Policy category