Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

    First female chief executive officer for Western Australian Treasury Corporation

    11/01/2019 10:00 AM
    • Kaylene Gulich appointed new Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation
    • Ms Gulich will be the first female CEO in the organisation's history 

    Treasurer Ben Wyatt has announced the appointment of Kaylene Gulich as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation (WATC) for a term of five years, commencing on February 4, 2019.


    Through a nationwide recruitment process led by the WATC Board, Ms Gulich was selected as the best person to lead the Corporation in support of the McGowan Government's focus on strong financial management.


    Ms Gulich has worked in a number of senior executive roles within the Western Australian Department of Treasury, and has previously held the position of deputy chairperson of the WATC Board. She has also served on the board of the Gold Corporation. 


    Ms Gulich will take over from John Collins who has held the CEO position since 2009.


    WATC is the State's central borrowing authority, and also provides investment management and financial advisory services for the benefit of the Western Australian public sector. 


    Comments attributed to Treasurer Ben Wyatt:


    "I congratulate Ms Gulich on her appointment. She will bring extensive experience in commercial transactions, financial management of the Western Australian public sector and oversight of the State's economy, and is well-placed to lead WATC into the future.


    "I also thank Mr Collins for his long and successful tenure as CEO, having helped guide WATC through a period of significant change. I wish him well in his future endeavours."


    Treasurer's office - 6552 5900