The State Government has approved the appointment of new board members for the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC).
Last night in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Goldfields-Esperance Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich announced the appointment of Graham Thomson as the new chairperson of the GEDC and said she was looking forward to an exciting year at the GEDC.
Mr Thomson, who is the managing director of Logistic Management Services and LMS Ministries Limited, is also a board member of the Diggers and Dealers Forum and a City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Councillor. He was previously deputy chairperson of the GEDC and brings a wealth of experience and passion to the role.
Ms Ravlich also announced the new appointments to the GEDC board of Anthony Bright, Jeffrey Carter and Karen Jamvold and the reappointment of Brenda Tilbrook.
Ms Ravlich said that each person brought a wide range of expertise and skills in areas such as education and training, local government and small business.
“Jeffrey Carter, Anthony Bright and Karen Jamvold are new additions to the board and will add to the varied expertise of existing board members,” the Minister said.
“They are keen to be involved in issues which impact on the development of the Goldfields-Esperance region.
“Brenda Tilbrook renominated for her second term on the board, ensuring continuity and experience is retained.
“With existing board members Graham Thomson, Stephen Tonkin, Kim Hastie, Tim Dobson and Dinty Mather, the GEDC Board is truly representative of the region’s interests including industry, health, education, mining, community and local government.”
Ms Ravlich thanked outgoing chairman Colin Stewart, paying tribute to his long involvement and pioneering commitment to the region and the GEDC as the inaugural deputy chairperson of the Goldfields Esperance Development Authority from 1990-1993. The Minister described Colin’s contribution to the Goldfields-Esperance region as outstanding.
GEDC chief executive officer Robert Hicks said he wished to acknowledge the GEDC’s outgoing chairperson Colin Stewart.
“Concluding his recent six-year term on the board, Colin was active, visionary and made a considerable contribution to the GEDC,” Mr Hicks said.
“His tenure as chairperson saw the GEDC focus its attention of regional transport and labour force issues. Colin’s commitment to the region is to be commended and the GEDC wishes him well in his future endeavours.
“With this team, the upcoming year will be a very exciting time for the GEDC and one which both the board and staff are looking forward to.”
Departing board member Robert Wedge was also thanked for his contributions during his term on the board.
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