Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    Premier announces eight new directors general

    30/08/2017 9:00 AM
     
    • New directors general appointed to newly amalgamated government departments
    • Part of McGowan Labor Government's commitment to driving cultural change across the public sector 

    Premier Mark McGowan today welcomed the appointment of eight directors general to the newly amalgamated State Government departments.

     

    The directors general will lead the new departments formed as a result of the McGowan Labor Government's major reforms of Western Australia's public sector, which reduced the number of government departments from 41 to 25.

     

    Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council has this week approved the following appointments:

    • Mr Mark Webb PSM, Director General, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions;
    • Mr Stephen Wood, Director General, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation;
    • Dr Adam Tomison, Director General, Department of Justice;
    • Mr Duncan Ord OAM, Director General, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries;
    • Mr David Smith, Director General, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety;
    • Ms Gail McGowan, Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage;
    • Mr Ralph Addis, Director General, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; and
    • Mr Michael Rowe, Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. 

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "I congratulate the new directors general on their appointments and look forward to working with them to implement the McGowan Government's plans to get Western Australia back on track.

     

    "The new directors general are a key component of our commitment to implement real change across the public sector, to make it more efficient and to deliver better services to Western Australians.

     

    "Under their leadership, we will continue to implement our Machinery of Government changes and Service Priority Review to deliver cost savings across government and assist with the critical task of fixing the budget."

     

    Directors general/chief executive officers for each department

     

    AgencyNameTitleCurrent status 
    Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation Mr Stephen WoodDirector GeneralNew appointment
    Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and SafetyMr David SmithDirector GeneralNew appointment
    Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Mr Ralph Addis Director GeneralNew appointment
    Department of Communities Mr Grahame SearleActing Director GeneralActing appointment
    Department of Justice Dr Adam TomisonDirector GeneralNew appointment
    Department of Planning, Lands and HeritageMs Gail McGowanDirector GeneralNew appointment
    Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and AttractionsMr Mark Webb PSMDirector GeneralNew appointment
    Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Mr Duncan Ord OAMDirector GeneralNew appointment
    Department of Water and Environmental RegulationMr Michael RoweDirector GeneralNew appointment
    Department of EducationMs Sharyn O'NeillDirector GeneralContinuing appointment
    Western Australia Police Mr Chris Dawson APMCommissionerNew appointment outside MOG 2017
    Department of Finance Ms Anne NolanDirector GeneralContinuing appointment
    Department of the Premier and Cabinet Mr Darren Foster Director GeneralNew appointment outside MOG 2017
    Department of TreasuryMr Michael BarnesUnder TreasurerContinuing appointment
    Department of Training and Workforce DevelopmentMs Anne Driscoll Acting Director GeneralContinuing appointment
    Department of TransportMr Richard Sellers Director GeneralContinuing appointment
    Department of Fire and Emergency Services Mr Wayne Gregson APMCommissionerContinuing appointment
    Department of HealthDr David Russell-WeiszDirector GeneralContinuing appointment
    Mental Health CommissionMr Tim MarneyCommissionerContinuing appointment
    Office of the Auditor GeneralMr Colin Murphy PSMActing Auditor General Continuing appointment
    Office of the Director of Public ProsecutionsMs Amanda Forrester SCDirector Continuing appointment
    Office of the Inspector of Custodial ServicesProfessor Neil MorganInspectorContinuing appointment
    Public Sector Commission Mr Malcolm Wauchope AOCommissionerContinuing appointment

    Western Australian Electoral Commission

    Mr David KerslakeCommissionerContinuing appointment
    Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission Ms Sue BastianRegistrarContinuing appointment

     

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