Jon Ford

Jon Ford

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

    New appointments to Pilbara Development Commission Board

    13/02/2008 12:00 AM
    Pilbara Minister Jon Ford has announced the appointment of Andrea Sutton as the new deputy chairman of the Pilbara Development Commission.

    Ms Sutton, who is Pilbara Iron’s infrastructure manager, will join local small business owner Geoff Stocker as a newly appointed member of the board.

    Mr Ford said both Ms Sutton and Mr Stocker had qualities crucial to leading the board and subsequently had been rewarded with three-year terms.

    “The Pilbara Development Commission is a key source of advice to the Western Australian Government on issues relating to the economic and social development of the region,” the Minister said.

    “It is essential that the Board of the Pilbara Development Commission are respected members of the community and are able to communicate effectively with the community, business and resource sector and Government agencies both locally and at a State level.

    “Ms Sutton and Mr Stocker have demonstrated their leadership ability as well as a genuine commitment to the Pilbara and its future.

    Mr Ford also paid tribute to outgoing members, Doug Stead and Cr Des Pike, for their contribution to the commission’s board and to the region’s development over the years.

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