The Government announced today that Lynley Margaret Auld has been appointed as Western Australia's Deputy Electoral Commissioner.
Parliamentary and Electoral Reform Minister Geoff Gallop said Ms Auld would begin a six year term in the position from Friday, February 28.
"Lyn Auld's appointment follows consultation between the Government and the leaders of the Liberal and National Parties, as required by the Electoral Act," Dr Gallop said.
"She will be replacing Mr Charlie Welker, who is now the deputy chairman of the Environmental Protection Authority.
"Ms Auld has gained extensive management experience at a senior level in the State Public Service, the Public Service Board and the Department of the Premier.
"Her experience and energy will be welcomed and tested in her new appointment and I have no doubt that she will be an able deputy to the Electoral Commissioner, Mr Les Smith."
Ms Auld settled in Western Australia from New Zealand in 1979. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Otago and a Masters qualification in Industrial Relations from the University of Western Australia.