Jon Ford

Jon Ford

Minister for Employment Protection; Regional Development; Fisheries; the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Department of Local Government and Regional Development Head announced

    29/02/2008 12:00 AM

    Local Government Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich and Regional Development Minister Jon Ford have announced the appointment of Jennifer Mathews as the Director General of Department of Local Government and Regional Development.


    Ms Mathews was appointed for a five-year term to commence on Monday, March 31.


    She is currently the State Manager of the Australian Trade Commission, a position she has held since January 2003.


    Prior to this, Ms Mathews was a legal consultant with Freehills, Perth.   From 1997-2002, she was the Director at the Western Australian State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


    With more than 20 years of Australian foreign and trade policy experience, Ms Mathews has a broad understanding of the international, environmental and global trends driving the State’s economic growth and resources boom.


    Ms Mathews’ legal expertise will equip her well for the regulatory and legislative aspects of the Director General position.


    Both Ministers look forward to working with Ms Mathews in her new role as Director General of the Department of Local Government and Regional Development.



    Office of the Minister for Local Government - 9213 6800

    Office of the Minister for Regional Development - 9213 7200