Director, Biofutures Queensland
Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP)
Michael Burke is the Director of DSDMIP’s Biofutures Sectoral Team where he is responsible for delivering the $20 million Queensland Biofutures 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan and the successful deployment of its programs. These include the $5 million Biofutures Industry Development Fund; the $4 million Biofutures Acceleration Program; and the $4 million Biofutures Commercialisation Program.
He is also overseeing the implementation of two new resource recovery funding programs aimed at diverting and reprocessing waste in Queensland: the $100 million Resource Recovery Industry Development Program and the $5 million Waste to Bioenergy Fund.
Michael has previously held senior policy and industry development roles within the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for the intensive animal and broad acre cropping industries. His background is in aquatic animal husbandry where he spent 15 years in a research capacity at the Bribie Island Aquaculture Research Centre. Michael has a Master of Aquaculture and post-graduate degree in aquatic animal health.