- 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
|Agency||Name||Title||Current status |
|Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation ||Mr Stephen Wood||Director General||New appointment |
|Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety||Mr David Smith||Director General||New appointment |
|Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development ||Mr Ralph Addis ||Director General||New appointment |
|Department of Communities ||Mr Grahame Searle||Acting Director General||Acting appointment|
|Department of Justice ||Dr Adam Tomison||Director General||New appointment |
|Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage||Ms Gail McGowan||Director General||New appointment |
|Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions||Mr Mark Webb PSM||Director General||New appointment |
|Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries ||Mr Duncan Ord OAM||Director General||New appointment|
|Department of Water and Environmental Regulation||Mr Michael Rowe||Director General||New appointment |
|Department of Education||Ms Sharyn O'Neill||Director General||Continuing appointment|
|Western Australia Police ||Mr Chris Dawson APM||Commissioner||New appointment outside MOG 2017|
|Department of Finance ||Ms Anne Nolan||Director General||Continuing appointment |
|Department of the Premier and Cabinet ||Mr Darren Foster ||Director General||New appointment outside MOG 2017|
|Department of Treasury||Mr Michael Barnes||Under Treasurer||Continuing appointment|
|Department of Training and Workforce Development||Ms Anne Driscoll ||Acting Director General||Continuing appointment|
|Department of Transport||Mr Richard Sellers ||Director General||Continuing appointment|
|Department of Fire and Emergency Services ||Mr Wayne Gregson APM||Commissioner||Continuing appointment|
|Department of Health||Dr David Russell-Weisz||Director General||Continuing appointment|
|Mental Health Commission||Mr Tim Marney||Commissioner||Continuing appointment|
|Office of the Auditor General||Mr Colin Murphy PSM||Acting Auditor General ||Continuing appointment|
|Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions||Ms Amanda Forrester SC||Director ||Continuing appointment|
|Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services||Professor Neil Morgan||Inspector||Continuing appointment|
|Public Sector Commission ||Mr Malcolm Wauchope AO||Commissioner||Continuing appointment|
Western Australian Electoral Commission
|Mr David Kerslake||Commissioner||Continuing appointment|
|Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission ||Ms Sue Bastian||Registrar||Continuing appointment|
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