Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA

Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA

Minister for Regional Development; Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing

    New Chair appointed to Regional Development Trust

    17/05/2023 12:30 PM
    • David Caddy to Chair Western Australian Regional Development Trust
    • The Trust provides governance and oversight of the Royalties for Regions Fund

    Regional Development Minister Don Punch today announced David Caddy as Chair of the Western Australian Regional Development Trust.


    Mr Caddy has a career spanning more than 40 years in urban and regional planning.


    He joined the WA Planning Commission as Chair in 2018 and has spent decades working at a senior management level, specialising in statutory planning, strategic and structure planning, project management, corporate property portfolio management, policy formulation and delivery, and planning advocacy.


    The Trust provides independent advice to Minister Punch on the operation of the Royalties for Regions Fund, which supports economic, infrastructure and social development in regional WA.


    He replaces outgoing Chair Brendan Hammond, who has been in the role since 2017.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Don Punch:


    "The McGowan Government is committed to driving jobs and economic growth across regional Western Australia.


    "I welcome David as Chair of the Regional Development Trust, bringing his extensive experience in strategic planning, policy development, and leadership positions.


    "I would also like to recognise the valued contribution of outgoing Chair Brendan Hammond, who has ensured effective governance processes and worked collaboratively to support strong outcomes for regional Western Australia."


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