Killarney boy Jon Grayson was appointed the director-general of the Department of Premier and Cabinet on Monday.
Killarney boy Jon Grayson was appointed the director-general of the Department of Premier and Cabinet on Monday. Contributed

Killarney boy Can-Do's top man

GRAYSON - it is a name that many in the Southern Downs know and respect for many reasons and now there is one more we can add to the list.

Killarney born and bred businessman Jon Grayson was appointed the new director-general of the Department of Premier and Cabinet on Monday morning after the landslide LNP win.

He is of the Grayson family that settled in the Killarney district in 1857.

Mr Grayson's latest career move comes on top of an already impressive CV.

The boy from the bush spent a decade working for the Queensland treasury, worked at investment house Babcock and Brown, and in more recent times set up Queensland Infrastructure Partners in Brisbane.

Friend and neighbour Jamie Mackenzie said he was delighted to see Mr Grayson had been chosen for the top job.

"Somehow Campbell Newman has tracked him down as the perfect person for the job," Mr Mackenzie said.

"I'd have to suspect he is probably feeling overwhelmed by the issues that need dealing with, because Queensland is such a large state and money is tight everywhere but he can do it.

"And he has the fundamentals and the right level of caring to be the man for the job.

"It just means Jon will get to be creative and go back to basics, and his experi-ence inside and outside treasury circles will certainly help."


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