Iain Cameron will be the new interim Road Safety Commission for Western Australia, following Kim Papalia’s decision not to continue in the role.
Mr. Cameron’s appointment was announced late last month, following the State Government’s announcement that the Road Safety Commission would come under the administration of WA Police, as part of the Machinery of Government changes, earlier this year.
According to a release from the office of Western Australia Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts, it was anticipated that Mr. Papalia would continue in his role as commissioner, however he had sought not to continue under the new structural arrangement.
“I’m surprised Mr Papalia has chosen not to continue in the role,” Ms. Roberts said in a statement.
“He has made a strong contribution to road safety policies and campaigns over the last two years, and I am grateful for the work he has done with the Road Safety Commission.”
Ms. Roberts welcomed Mr. Cameron’s appointment to the position.
“Mr Cameron has very strong credentials in road safety which are recognised nationally and internationally,” she said.
“He was instrumental in the development of the Towards Zero Road Safety Strategy.
“He is highly experienced and well regarded in the field of road safety, and I look forward to working with him in the very important task of improving road safety in Western Australia.”