Perth's Public Sector Reform

Chairman, Kate Lamont invites Gold and Silver members to the first Chairman's 20 Advisory Group Luncheon for 2019, at Lamont's Bishops House.

Darren Foster, Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet has been invited to update members on the reforms that the State Government has been undertaking to improve outcomes for Western Australians.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Darren Foster

Director General Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Darren Foster was appointed Director General at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in July 2017 bringing to the role over 30 year’s public service experience gained at all levels of government overseeing a broad range of legislative, policy and cultural reforms.

Encouraging transparency reforms, simplified policies and approvals processes, and driving cultural change has been a common focus of Darren’s career across portfolios as diverse as Treasury, Energy, Racing and Gaming, Regional Development, Arts, Employment and Training, Health and Education. Darren has held senior roles at the Department of Fisheries, Office of the Environment Protection Authority and at the National Native Title Tribunal.

Darren has served on numerous boards and committees, including Western Australia’s 175th Anniversary Steering Committee, the State’s Overseas Relations Committee (SisterState relationships) and the Curtin University Governing Council.

Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Cultural Studies) and a Postgraduate Diploma of Arts (History), and is an alumnus of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government Executive Fellows Program.

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.