Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

    New Chair appointed to lead Landgate Board

    24/06/2020 10:00 AM
    • Robert Cole to take on the role of Landgate Board Chairperson from August 1, 2020
    • Landgate is responsible for the State's land titling system, valuation services and location information

    Robert Cole, the current Chairperson of Synergy and a lawyer with 35 years' experience in the public and private sectors, has been appointed to lead the Landgate Board for the next three years. 


    Mr Cole replaces the outgoing Chairperson, Caroline de Mori, who has been a member of the Landgate Board since 2015.


    Mr Cole spent the first 20 years of his career at law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques where he gained experience in corporate, commercial and property matters for the iron ore, alumina, oil and gas, gas transport and electricity industries.


    He is the former Chairperson of the Southern Ports Authority and currently on the Board of charitable organisation St Bartholomew's House Inc., and various mining and resource companies.


    Mr Cole's experience will be highly beneficial in supporting Landgate's operations as a government agency with commercial responsibilities.


    Mr Cole's appointment commences on August 1, 2020.  


    Comments attributed to Lands Minister Ben Wyatt:


    "I congratulate Rob on his appointment and welcome him to the Landgate Board.


    "Rob's leadership, legal and corporate governance skills will ensure he is able to support Landgate in achieving its statutory and commercial obligations as WA's land information authority.


    "I would like to acknowledge and thank the outgoing Chairperson, Caroline de Mori, for her contribution to Landgate over the past five years.


    "Caroline played an important leadership role in pursuing Landgate's digital transformation strategy and supporting the agency through the partial commercialisation of its automated land titling functions and related asset divestments. This resulted in a combined $1.6 billion return to the State last year.


    Caroline's business acumen and strategic engagement expertise has been highly valued and I wish her well for her future endeavours."


    Minister's office - 6552 5900