Lanie Chopping has been appointed to the role of Director General of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).
Ms Chopping has more than a decade of experience in the public sector. Most recently, she was Commissioner for Consumer Protection in Western Australia at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), and as the Deputy Director General, Public Sector Reform at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. She is also currently serving as the Commissioner for Legal Aid WA.
Prior to joining the public sector, Ms Chopping was the Assistant Director at the Economic Regulation Authority.
Since joining the DLGSC in May 2021, Ms Chopping has overseen some significant achievements at the department.
This includes a new organisational structure and leadership team to deliver on key State Government priorities, including driving reform for local government regulation, and strategic planning and restructuring to address findings arising from the Perth Casino Royal Commission.
Ms Chopping has been interim Director General of the DLGSC since May 2021.
As stated by Culture and the Arts and Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:
“I’m pleased to confirm Lanie Chopping as the new Director General for the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
“Ms Chopping brings her significant leadership and public sector experience from her previous positions at DMIRS and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Ms Chopping in the Culture and the Arts and Sport and Recreation portfolios.”
As stated by Local Government Minister John Carey:
“The McGowan Government has embarked on some huge reforms in the local government sector, and I look forward to working with Ms Chopping to deliver on these reforms for the benefit of all Western Australians.”
As stated by Racing and Gaming, Aboriginal Affairs and Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Tony Buti:
“I look forward to continuing to work with Ms Chopping across the Racing and Gaming, Aboriginal Affairs and Citizenship and Multicultural Interests portfolios. Her leadership capabilities and focus on delivering positive outcomes will continue to be an asset for the department and the WA community.”