Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    New chairperson to lead Peel Development Commission

    5/07/2021 10:00 AM
    • David Doepel appointed Peel Development Commission Chairperson
    • McGowan Government thanks outgoing chairperson Paddi Creevey 

    Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan has appointed David Doepel as Chair of the Board of the Peel Development Commission.


    Mr Doepel has been on the Peel Development Commission Board since January 2020 and brings a wealth of knowledge through his work with Murdoch University and the Future Food Systems CRC, with more than 30 years of experience on innovation in industry, academia and government.


    Mr Doepel's appointment as chairperson replaces outgoing chairperson Paddi Creevey OAM, who has completed close to nearly four years as chair of the Commission.


    The State Government has also reappointed Michelle Sidebottom as a community representative for a further three-year term.


    Ms Sidebottom works extensively within the tourism industry running her own project management, facility management and consultancy company.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "As chair of the Peel Development Commission, David will continue to drive the regional development agenda with a focus on industry collaboration, food science and innovation and local content.


    "David has played an important role in progressing the McGowan Government's commitment to the WA Food Innovation Precinct and Food Technology Facility, set to be major job-creators in the region.


    "Our Government greatly appreciates the leadership shown by outgoing chair Paddi Creevey and her dedicated service to the board.


    "Paddi has been a respected and much-loved champion of the Peel for decades, and we all wish her well for the future."


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