The Deputy Premier, The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Minister for Health; Mental Health

Chairman John Langoulant AO is pleased to invite members of the Committee for Perth to the 2017 Annual Chairman’s Luncheon.

The Committee for Perth is an active thought leader and shaper of the Perth of the future. A key strength is our significant body of research which enables us to better understand the economic, demographic, social and geographic dimensions of Perth and its position within the nation and the globe.

This year’s luncheon provides the opportunity to hear from the Deputy Premier, The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Minister for Health; Mental Health on the McGowan Labor Government’s plan for the future of the Perth and Peel region during their term of Government.

I look forward to seeing you at our luncheon.

Meet our speakers and panellists

The Hon. Roger Cook MLA Image
The Hon. Roger Cook MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Minister for Mental Health

Hon. Roger Cook MLA is the Deputy Premier of Western Australia. With oversight of two key portfolios in health and mental health, Roger has been a member of the Legislative Assembly since 2008, representing the seat of Kwinana.

Prior to entering politics Roger studied Arts and Public Administration at Murdoch University before completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations and a Master of Business Administration at Curtin University. He was active in campus politics and established the National Union of Students as its first National President.

After completing his studies Roger worked for a number of Federal and State Members of Parliament including Jim McGinty, Stephen Smith and Senator Chris Evans in policy and electorate officer roles.

Roger is passionate about Aboriginal issues and served as the Chief Executive Officer of a number of Aboriginal Land Councils as their Chief Executive Officer, along with a communications role assisting industry and government to reach agreement with Aboriginal Native Title groups. He was previously the National President of Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation.

Roger is a strong advocate for health and fitness, competing in regular triathlons, marathons and rides for muscular dystrophy along with the walk for diabetes. He is an avid supporter of the Western Force and Fremantle Dockers.

Roger Cook was born and raised in Western Australia. He lives with his wife Carly in Wellard, and has two adult children.

To learn more about Roger Cook, or to read his inaugural speech to the Parliament of Western Australia, follow this link:

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.