CCC clears appointment of energy director

Queensland's corruption watchdog says there is insufficient evidence to mount a case about the appointment of an Energy Queensland director after his CV was forwarded to the energy minister by a union boss.

The Crime and Corruption Commission released a statement on Friday about the appointment process of Mark Algie to the board of Energy Queensland Limited (EQL) and determined, "no evidence of a criminal offence or a disciplinary breach that would warrant dismissal was identified".

The CCC said forwarding a resume to the minister did not in itself raise a reasonable suspicion of corrupt conduct sufficient to enliven the jurisdiction of the CCC.

The watchdog has written to the Under Treasurer at Queensland Treasury, who manages these appointments, recommending the policies and procedures be revised to improve transparency of these appointments in the future.

The recommendations include applying the same process equally for all candidates and conducting due diligence checks before recommendations for appointments are progressed to Cabinet.

Mr Algie was appointed in 2016, less than a fortnight after Electrical Trades Union secretary Peter Simpson sent his resume to then-energy minister Mark Bailey on his private email account -

Mr Bailey, who is now Minister or Transport and Main Roads, had been under investigation for subsequently deleting his private account following a Right To Information request from the media.

Mr Bailey was eventually cleared by CCC of corrupt practices but was criticised for his actions, which also saw the Palaszczuk government draft new ministerial guidelines.