Perth's Primary Industries and Regions

Chairman Kate Lamont has invited Ralph Addis, Director General of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to provide an update on his portfolios and discuss how the department is ensuring primary industries and regions are key contributors to the Government’s agenda.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Ralph Addis

Director General of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Ralph Addis is the Director General of the Western Australian Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development with responsibility for ensuring our primary industries and regions are key contributors to the Government’s agenda for economic growth and diversification, job creation, strong communities and better places. He was formerly Director General of the Department of Regional Development and in this capacity delivered reforms across the portfolio and the Royalties for Regions program. He has a natural affinity for regional WA having grown up on a farm at Cranbrook and spent much of his career in Aboriginal development in the East Kimberley, where he contributed to significant innovation in housing, jobs and training, and welfare reform. Ralph was chairman of the Kimberley Development Commission and has held a range of commercial, not-for-profit and local government board positions. Ralph is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Master of Economic Studies and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.