25. Clem O’Regan
Townsville’s top police officer has been in the job for 21⁄ years and has chalked up a number of big wins for his team. He has played a crucial role in the recent Cyclone Yasi preparations and aftermath and was also instrumental in providing help for the post-flood effort in early 2009. Policing is a big part of North Queensland and Mr O’Regan has made the eradication of hoons a major priority.