Graham Quirk became Lord Mayor of Brisbane in April 2011.
His appointment continues a long record of service to Brisbane and the local community, including three years as Deputy Mayor and 26 years as a local councillor of Brisbane’s south side.
In addition to his service as Lord Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Graham has been Chairman of Finance, Chairman of Works, Chairman of Transport and Major Projects and Chairman of Infrastructure, with additional responsibilities for International Relations and Multicultural Affairs.
In these roles Graham has been responsible for delivering a number of landmark programs and projects for the city, including:
• easing traffic congestion with major infrastructure projects across the city – including the TransApex network of cross city tunnels and bridges that have eased traffic congestion across Brisbane
• the Road Action Program, which fast-tracks 15 years’ worth of urgent road works into just four years
• the Eleanor Schonnel ‘Green’ Bridge, linking Dutton Park to St Lucia, and;
• rebuilding of major infrastructure, including CityCat terminals, following the disastrous 2011 floods.
Graham grew up in Doomben on Brisbane’s north side and lives at Eight Mile Plains with his wife, Anne, and three daughters – Sarah, Elizabeth and Charlotte.
Graham has a background in the banking and government sectors and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
As Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk has a clear vision for the city’s future and is working to deliver more for the people of Brisbane.