Ms Christine Castley has served in multiple senior leadership roles across the Queensland Government, with significant experience in strategic policy, governance, and service delivery.  Christine is currently Deputy Director General in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Prior to this, Christine was Deputy Director-General, Housing, Homelessness and Sport in the Department of Housing and Public Works. In this role, Christine led major reform (including development of the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017–2027) and transformation of housing and homelessness services delivered by 1,500 staff, managing a $1.4 billion business and a $15 billion asset portfolio.

During 2014-2015, Christine led the Secretariat to the Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence, working closely with the Chair of the Taskforce, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Government, Opposition and Independent Members of Parliament, as well as community sector representatives. Christine has previously worked in a variety of agencies including Natural Resources and Mines, State Development and the Queensland Performing Arts Trust, and has had primary responsibility for developing significant public sector reform, right to information and privacy legislation.

Christine is a Board Member of the Residential Tenancies Authority in Queensland, and a Member of the Board for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Diploma of Arts and Master of Public Administration from the University of Queensland.