Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan has today announced the appointment of Charles Berger as Chief Executive Officer of the Kimberley Development Commission.
Mr Berger has worked as Manager of the Kimberley Community Legal Services since 2016, leading a team of 20 staff delivering critical services for the region.
He has previously worked as Chief Executive Officer of industry association Outdoors Victoria and in senior management and as a legal adviser at the Australian Conservation Foundation.
An extensive recruitment process was conducted by the Public Sector Commissioner for the role, following which the Public Sector Commissioner recommended the appointment of Mr Berger.
Regional Development Commissions are key to the McGowan Government’s job creating agenda on the ground in regional Western Australia, working to grow and diversify the State’s regional economies.
As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“The Kimberley has enormous potential for economic diversification to improve the opportunities for local communities.
“Our Government is delivering major economic and social investments across the Kimberley to help unlock that potential, and the Kimberley Development Commission plays a key role in driving that agenda.
“Mr Berger brings to the role a history of connection to the Kimberley, a relationship with the region’s Aboriginal communities, and a real understanding of the opportunities for the region.
“I thank Tim Bray for his hard work as Acting CEO of the Commission over the past nine months.”