Perth's Transport Future

Please join me, John Langoulant AO, Chairman of the Committee for Perth for the first Chairman's 20 Advisory Group Luncheon for 2017.

I believe that bringing together a group of leading business people can further our aim of ensuring Perth's future potential is released.

Transport and congestion have been key topics of interest to our members. Having recently launched our Get a Move On! report, I thought it timely to invite Richard Sellers the Director General of the Department of Transport to give an update on the portfolio.

I hope that you are able to attend and look forward to your contribution as we seek to reshape reform and revitalise Perth as a growing region.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Richard Sellers

Director General, Department of Transport

Mr Sellers was appointed Director General of the Department of Transport in Western Australia in September 2016. He came to the position from the Department of Mines and Petroleum where he held the position of Director General.

Mr Sellers holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Biology, a Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Public Policy and Management.
Mr Sellers has extensive experience in the public sector. His work on reform is widely recognised and in his previous position he took a lead role in improving WA’s approval process and encouraging exploration to ensure WA’s ongoing development.

His stewardship of DMP during the busiest growth period of Western Australia’s resources industry was marked by innovations and significant reforms in a number of areas, including safety, the environment, approvals and administration.

Mr Sellers’ contribution to DMP and Western Australia’s resources sector has been recognised by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), which awarded him the 2014 WA Patron’s Award, and nationally by IPAA who also announced him a National Fellow at its annual conference in 2014.

The Patron’s Award is the highest honour in public administration given annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the State and the National Fellow accolade recognises outstanding contribution to the practice and study of public administration.

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.