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Chief Wardens

Roles and responsibilities

A Chief Warden is responsible for the management and direction of emergency procedures in a particular building(s) on campus. This includes:

  • development of evacuation plans in consultation with their Divisional Workplace Health and Safety Officer,
  • coordinating building evacuations,
  • checking the availability of emergency equipment specific to the area, and
  • conduct monthly building fire safety housekeeping inspections including fire equipment, access and egress, electrical test and tag and general housekeeping to ensure fire safety of all building occupants.

Each Chief Warden heads a team of wardens which is trained and equipped to assist in building evacuation and other emergency activities.

Chief Warden Incentive Payment

To acknowledge both the importance of the Chief Warden role and the effort required to fulfil the associated responsibilities, Chief Wardens who successfully complete their role are eligible for an annual Chief Warden Incentive Payment. The Chief Warden Incentive Payment Guidelines detail the application of incentive payments.

University Chief Wardens

Toowoomba Chief Wardens


 Chief Warden

A Vacant
B Keith Smith
Kerry Hancock
Katelynn Hadzi
E David Mason
F (CBRC) Glenn Roberts / Ryan Frelek
G Vacant
H Self-evacuating
J Cassandra Fraser
K2 & K3
Kate Harris
L         Timothy O'Hara
O1 Karen Newman
O2 Vacant
O3 Vacant
O4 Sheree Schott
P6, P9,  Toni Gillis    
P3, P7, P10, P11 Brian Lenske
Simon Duncan
R Jenny Young
Residential Colleges Andrew Fletcher
S Leah Baldwin
T Calista Verschaeren
T Annexe Christa Pudmenzky
T2 Annexe Rebecca Klein
Lynn Rose
W Michael Nielsen
Y Belinda Gilbert
Z Graham Holmes
Z1 Self-evacuating
Z2 Self-evacuating
Z4 Nathan Blyth


Springfield Chief Wardens

Springfield A
Crystal Murray
Springfield B Rachel Watson
Springfield F
Buddhi Wahalathantri


Ipswich Chief Wardens

Ipswich B Se Yen
Ipswich C Merendi Leverett
Ipswich H
Jessica Prentice
Ipswich I
Leonie McGuire
Ipswich L Kellie Watson
Ipswich V
Jamie Reid


QCWT Chief Wardens