Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan has today announced the appointment of Alan Cransberg to the Peel Development Commission Board.
Mr Cransberg brings to the role extensive corporate experience, most recently as the former chairman and managing director of Alcoa Australia and president of Alcoa Global Refining.
He has also served in leadership positions on a number of boards including the Wirrpanda Foundation and Corporation, Black Swan State Theatre Company, John Swire and Sons Pty Ltd, UWA Business School, SAS Resources Trust and Ace Mining Solutions.
Mr Cransberg will take on the role of the board’s deputy chairperson working closely with chairperson Paddi Creevey to deliver on Peel’s vision as a progressive, prosperous and dynamic region with a culture of care.
Mr Cransberg’s expertise will be well utilised in maximising Peel’s opportunities in the export driven industries of agriculture, manufacturing and tourism, accelerating economic growth and business opportunities for the region.
As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
“I am very pleased Alan Cransberg has agreed to join the Peel Development Commission Board.
“Mr Cransberg’s vast professional experience and demonstrated commercial acumen, has seen him achieve impressive results and outcomes for the organisations he has been involved in.
“His ability to identify and understand key commercial, strategic and risk issues, and work effectively with stakeholders will be invaluable to delivering on the strategic priorities of the Peel Development Commission.
“Through programs such as Transform Peel, the board will play a key role in supporting the development commission to increase export competitiveness, look at innovative business opportunity, create local jobs and drive the economic growth of the region.”
As stated by Peel Development Commission chairperson Paddi Creevey:
“I warmly welcome the appointment of Mr Cransberg as deputy chairperson. He certainly adds to the great range of shared experience and skill that we have on our board.
“We will be continuing to work on the development of the Peel Business Park, the advancement of the trails hub, expansion of the equine industry and growth in aged care in the region.
“We are confident the region can contribute to the State’s priorities of building a strong and prosperous region.”