WA gets new director-general of transport

Western Australia will soon have a new director-general of transport, with Richard Sellers taking up the role on September 12, the government announced on Thursday.

Sellers has been appointed to a five-year term that includes concurrently holding the positions of director-general of the Department of Transport, commissioner for Roads WA and chief executive officer of the Public Transport Authority. He replaces Reece Waldock, who retired at the end of July.

Sellers is currently DG at the Department of Mines and Petroleum, a position he has held since June 2009.  Prior to this, he was the executive director of Minerals and Energy and the Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines in the Northern Territory.

He has a Bachelor of Applied Science Biology, Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Public Policy and Management.

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