- Western Australia's new Agent General based in London announced
- Mr Langoulant to be State's representative in the United Kingdom and Europe region
- Agent General to attract investment and grow trade for the State
The McGowan Government has today announced John Langoulant AO as the new Agent General for Western Australia in the United Kingdom/Europe region.
Mr Langoulant will start in the position on October 18, 2021 for a three-year term and will undertake a short period of induction before being deployed to the State's Investment and Trade Office in London.
As the Agent General, Mr Langoulant will work closely with Western Australia's Investment and Trade Commissioners in attracting further investment, promoting trading relationships and representing Western Australia within the United Kingdom and European markets.
Mr Langoulant follows Commodore Mike Deeks CSC RAN (Rtd), who completed his three-year term as Agent General on June 30, 2021.
A respected business leader who has held a diverse range of executive and non-executive roles, Mr Langoulant has decades of experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and has been the board chair for a number of high-profile organisations.
Mr Langoulant also has extensive knowledge of the Western Australian economy and industries, and considerable experience undertaking reviews to support government reform agendas.
In 2010, Mr Langoulant was awarded an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia and was the Western Australian Citizen of the Year for Business in 2011.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"John Langoulant AO is an outstanding choice as the new Agent General for WA in the United Kingdom/Europe region.
"His extensive experience across a range of sectors has led him to be one of the most highly respected business leaders in the State.
"I would like to thank Commodore Mike Deeks for his work over the past three years in advocating for and promoting Western Australia in the United Kingdom and European markets."
Comments attributed to State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook:
"Western Australia offers the world a unique set of strengths and capabilities, from a highly skilled workforce to abundant resources, and John Langoulant AO will play an important role in advocating for our State's key and emerging industries.
"Mr Langoulant's role in London will be an important one for WA, as we look beyond the pandemic and work to strengthen our investment and trade relationships with the United Kingdom and Europe to continue diversifying the economy."
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