Appointment - Directors General, Departments established 1 July 2017

30 August 2017

On 29 August 2017, Her Excellency, the Governor in Executive Council approved the following appointments:

  • Mr Mark Webb PSM, Director General, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; Chief Executive Officer, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority; Chief Executive Officer, Rottnest Island Authority; and Chief Executive Officer, Zoological Parks Authority for a term commencing on 29 August 2017 to 22 November 2019.
  • Mr Stephen Wood, Director General, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation; and Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Tourism Commission for a term commencing on 29 August 2017 to 28 November 2021.
  • Dr Adam Tomison, Director General, Department of Justice for a term commencing on 29 August 2017 to 11 December 2021.
  • Mr Duncan Ord OAM, Director General, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; and General Manager, Perth Theatre Trust for a term commencing on 29 August 2017 to 29 August 2019.
  • Mr David Smith, Director General, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety for a term commencing on 29 August 2017 to 19 November 2019.
  • Ms Gail McGowan, Director General, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage for a term commencing on 29 August 2017 to 29 August 2019.
  • Mr Ralph Addis, Director General, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; and Chief Executive Officer, Rural Business Development Corporation for a term commencing on 29 August 2017 to 10 November 2019.
  • Mr Mike Rowe, Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for a term commencing on 29 August 2017 to 20 June 2021.

The appointment terms relate to the officer’s existing senior executive service contracts or provide for an appointment of a minimum of two (2) years.

The Public Sector Commissioner extended his congratulations to all the Directors General on their appointments to these positions.


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