Alan Carpenter appointed to DevelopmentWA Board

  • Former Premier of Western Australia to join the Board of DevelopmentWA
  • The appointment marks an exciting new chapter in land development in Western Australia
  • Lands Minister Ben Wyatt today announced that the State Government’s development agency DevelopmentWA has appointed Mr Alan Carpenter as a Director on its Board.

    The DevelopmentWA Board comprises of both the Western Australian Land Authority (WALA) and Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA) boards.

    Mr Carpenter brings with him a wealth of experience, strong leadership skills and significant governance proficiency.

    Also as a former State Development Minister he will bring a depth of knowledge and a range of skills including public policy and budget expertise, strategy development and implementation, and stakeholder relations.

    As the former executive general manager for corporate affairs of Australia’s largest private sector employer, Wesfarmers, Mr Carpenter also has significant experience in diverse corporate operations. 

    Mr Carpenter has been appointed to sit on both the WALA and MRA boards for the next two years.

    Minister Wyatt also extended his thanks to the outgoing Board Director Ms Kylee Schoonens for her contribution, engagement and leadership over the last four years.

    During her time on the WALA and MRA boards she actively contributed to and chaired a number of committees and helped drive excellence in development outcomes.

    Current Director Ms Dale Page will have her tenure on both the WALA and MRA boards renewed for a further three years.

    As stated by Lands Minister Ben Wyatt:

    “The remarkable wealth of experience and expertise that Mr Carpenter will bring to DevelopmentWA will no doubt be of great benefit to the agency in achieving its economic development and jobs growth goals.

    “I also extend my appreciation to outgoing Director Ms Kylee Schoonens for her four years dedicated service and expertise.”

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