Hon John Carey BA MLA

Hon John Carey BA MLA

Minister for Housing; Lands; Homelessness; Local Government

    New Director appointed to DevelopmentWA Board

    23/12/2021 3:30 PM
    • Experienced advisor Jo Gaines appointed to the Board of DevelopmentWA
    • Ms Gaines' three-year term starts on March 1, 2022
    • Minister thanks outgoing Director Alan Carpenter 

    Lands Minister John Carey today announced the appointment of experienced strategic advisor Jo Gaines to the DevelopmentWA Board.


    As Executive Director of Gaines Advisory and former Deputy Chief of Staff to the Premier of Western Australia, Ms Gaines has a strong track record in strategy, governance and leading successful organisations.


    Ms Gaines has worked across all levels of government and the private sector, with experience in job creation, economic diversification, energy, training, procurement and climate change.


    In joining the DevelopmentWA Board, Ms Gaines will also become a Director of the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Board.


    The Minister also extended his appreciation to retiring board member Alan Carpenter for his service to DevelopmentWA over his time on the board.


    Mr Carpenter has actively contributed to the success of DevelopmentWA through oversight of some of WA's most significant developments.


    Ms Gaines' appointment takes effect from March 1, 2022 for three years, following Mr Carpenter's retirement in early 2022.


    The terms of existing board members Simon Reed, Jane Bennett and Deputy Chairperson Rebecca Field have also been extended.


    Comments attributed to Lands Minister John Carey:


    "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jo Gaines to the DevelopmentWA Board.


    "Ms Gaines' experience will be invaluable in supporting DevelopmentWA to deliver new jobs, economic growth and housing opportunities across the State.


    "I would like to thank Alan Carpenter for his dedication and the breadth of knowledge he shared during his time on the DevelopmentWA Board."


    Minister's office - 6552 5300