- Public Sector Commissioner re-appointed to a second five-year term
- Ms Sharyn O’Neill has implemented significant reform and strengthened public sector
- Premier thanks Public Sector Commissioner for her ongoing strategic contribution
The Public Sector Commissioner Sharyn O’Neill PSM has been appointed to a second five-year term.
Ms O’Neill was first appointed Commissioner in July 2018 following 12 years as Director General of the Department of Education.
As Commissioner, Ms O’Neill is implementing a significant reform agenda to ensure the public sector is robust, capable and fit for the challenges of the future.
Continuing this strong, strategic leadership of the public sector is vital as we continue our recovery from the pandemic and its global flow-on effects.
Ms O’Neill’s appointment was approved by His Excellency the Governor in his key constitutional role of presiding over Executive Council.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“I am pleased Ms O’Neill has agreed to continue as Public Sector Commissioner for a further five years.
“The role of the independent Public Sector Commission is essential to help shape, build and regulate the public sector so it can effectively serve all Western Australians.
“Under Ms O’Neill’s leadership much has been achieved to support and guide the sector so it can meet the challenges of today and the future, and it is vital for this work to continue.
“I thank Ms O’Neill for her significant contribution as State Recovery Controller that was crucial in our State’s successful management and recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”