Corporate executive members

Mr Mal Wauchope, AO – Public Sector Com​missioner

The Commissioner leads and positions the Commission as an independent authority, to enhance integrity, effectiveness and efficiency across the Western Australian public sector. These responsibilities encompass balancing policy, assistance and oversight roles, and providing leadership to support an efficient and collaborative public sector in providing services to meet the needs of citizens across the state, and one which operates with integrity to ensure public trust and accountability.

Mr Dan V​olaric – Deputy Commissioner 

The Deputy Commissioner supports the Commissioner with his statutory responsibilities in accordance with the Public Sector Management Act 1994. This includes providing high-level advice and guidance to the Commissioner across a range issues affecting the Western Australian public sector. These responsibilities include oversight duties that support the Commissioner and the Commission as an independent authority.

Mr Volaric is ​​currently embedded in another agency, providing support through a period of change. 

Mr Lin​dsay Warner – Acting Executive Director, Workforce Performance and Renewal

The Executive Director position is responsible for oversight of the Commissioner’s statutory responsibilities in relation to policy, Machinery of Government structural sector reform and reporting to Parliament in accordance with the Public Sector Management Act 1994. The position also has responsibility for the management of redeployment and redundancy, Senior Executive Service (including the selection and appointment of public sector chief executive officers) and workforce performance and management. These responsibilities encompass legislative and legal services, strategic policy development and implementation. The responsibility also spans building public sector leadership and provision of employment programs. The position also leads Information Communication Technology policy, planning and governance cross the Commission and is responsible for online communications, media, publications support and information systems. 

Ms Rebecca H​arris – Acting Executive Director, Strategic Engagement and Coordination 

The Executive Director is responsible for oversight of the Office of the Commissioner, which includes parliamentary processes, freedom of information, and the lobbyist code and register. Other key responsibilities include strategic engagement and coordination, stakeholder relations, events management, protocol and strategic projects coordination. Ms Harris is also the 

Director of Equal Opportunity and Public Employment (DEOPE)—an independent statutory officer—appointed by the Governor to perform the functions outlined in Part IX of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. The position is also responsible for the oversight and associated data reporting of the Commissioner’s statutory responsibilities in relation to monitoring and reporting on administrative performance and compliance by public authorities, in significant part through the publication of State of the sectors reports. 

Dr Eileen McCaffrey – Acting Executi​ve Director, Conduct and Compliance

The Executive Director is responsible for oversight of the Commissioner’s statutory responsibilities in relation to the Corruption Crime and Misconduct Act 2003 and compliance with selected functions of the Public Sector Management Act 1994. Responsibilities encompass public sector standards, monitoring, minor misconduct prevention and education, minor misconduct investigations and oversight, public interest disclosures, and matters of referral. The role includes the leadership of a variety of evaluation and assurance activities and gathering intelligence to inform future initiatives. 

Ms Teresa Williams – Actin​g Chief Finance Officer 

The Chief Finance Officer provides costing, financial and management reporting services to ensure the Commission’s strategic and business objectives are met.

Ms Step​hanie Boyd – Acting Manager, Chief Human Resource Officer

The Chief Human Resource Officer delivers organisational and employee relations advice to management and employees across the Commission.


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