Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Director General appointed to oversee Government’s jobs agenda

    21/08/2018 12:15 PM
     
    • Rebecca Brown appointed Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation  

    Acting Premier Roger Cook has today welcomed the appointment of Rebecca Brown as the new Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI).

     

    Ms Brown was appointed after a formal process run by the Public Sector Commission and will commence in the role on September 3, 2018.

     

    Most recently, she served as Department of Health Deputy Director General where she oversaw transformational change to deliver better outcomes for the community.

     

    She has served as Deputy Director General in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and has held numerous senior roles within the State Government.

     

    Ms Brown will be responsible for attracting investment to WA, and overseeing the State Government's agenda to diversify the economy and create jobs for Western Australians.

     

    An announcement regarding the new Managing Director of Tourism will be made in coming weeks.

     

    Comments attributed to Acting Premier Roger Cook:

     

    "I congratulate Ms Brown on her appointment. She has extensive experience across the public sector, holding senior positions in a range of departments and has a strong record in delivering real outcomes.

     

    "The State Government's key objective is to diversify the economy and create jobs for Western Australians across a range of industries.

     

    "As Director General of JTSI, she will ensure the State Government can capitalise on the growth in new and emerging industries, such as lithium, to support the economy and create new jobs."

     

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