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New appointee to lead Tourism WA and Western Australia’s jobs agenda
The Western Australian Government has announced the appointment of Rebecca Brown as Chief Executive of Tourism WA and Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (WADJTSI).
Brown, who served as Department of Health Deputy Director General where she oversaw transformational change to deliver better outcomes for the community, was appointed after a formal process run by Western Australia’s Public Sector Commission.
Brown takes on her role at the ‘super department’ at a time when Western Australia is battling declining international visitor numbers while the rest of the country experiences a tourism boom.
As a result, the Western Australian Government has this year dismissed WADJTSI’s last Director General Stephen Wood, who received a $500,000 payout and WADJTSI Deputy Director-General of International Education, Trade and Investment Rob Delane.
In her new role, Brown is being tasked with helping to increase the contribution of tourism to Western Australia’s economy while also providing strategic leadership to the development and implementation of our strategies and the Two-Year Action Plan to grow tourism and engage with a range of public and private sector stakeholders.
In addition, as Chief Executive of Tourism WA, Brown will report to the Tourism WA Board, and be supported by the soon-to-be-recruited Managing Director of Tourism WA.
The Managing Director will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of Tourism WA and will work closely with the Board.
Brown will commence in her new role as of 3rd September.
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3rd July 2018 - Roger Federer to return to Perth for 2019 Hopman Cup
21st March 2018 - New plan to drive growth in Western Australian tourism
24th February 2018 - Tourism’s high achievers recognised at 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
29th June 2017 - 109,000 Western Australians employed in the tourism industry
28th June 2017 - New commissioners and chair appointed at Tourism WA
17th March 2017 - New Western Australian Government announces leisure ministry portfolios
12th February 2017 - Tourism Council Western Australia launches election campaign
4th August 2015 - Inaugural WA Tourism Conference brings sectors together
9th July 2014 - Tourism boost creates 2,000 jobs in Western Australia
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