A year after the 2017 Western Australian state election swept Premier Mark McGowan’s government to power, the effects of the massive public sector shake-up are still being felt.
An enormous wealth of experience was let go as 41 state departments were consolidated into to 25, and redundancies given to 20% of the 521-member Senior Executive Service.
With those numbers it’s a little difficult to avoid departure fatigue, so here’s two non-departure news items from the last week:
- Emma White, who was Director General of the WA Department for Child Protection and Family Support before the merger into the Department of Communities, has come on board as a principal at Nous Group. The management consulting firm is beefing up its footprint in northern Australia, with White splitting her time between northern WA and Perth.
- Carmel McGregor PSM, who juggles a role as Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra as well as being Institute of Public Administration Australia’s ACT Deputy President, has begun a review of the WA Public Sector Commission.