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New WA Director General of Transport appointed

Current Director General at Department of Mines and Petroleum, Richard Sellers, appointed head of Western Australia’s transport portfolio.

Current Director General at Department of Mines and Petroleum, Richard Sellers, appointed head of Western Australia’s transport portfolio.The Western Australian Government has announced the appointment of Richard Sellers as the state’s new Director General of the Department of Transport.

Mr. Sellers will take up his five-year term in the position on September 12 this year, replacing the outgoing Reece Waldcock who retired at the end of July.

“As the head of Western Australia’s Transport portfolio, Mr. Sellers will concurrently hold the positions of Director General of the Department of Transport, Commissioner for Roads WA and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Authority,” said WA Transport Minister Dean Nalder in a statement.

“Key responsibilities will include setting the strategic direction of transport in WA, shaping the development of a number of major integrated transport plans and leading the implementation of WA’s transformational capital projects,” he added.

Mr. Sellers is currently the Director General at the Department of Mines and Petroleum, a position he has held since June 2009. Prior to this role, he was the Executive Director of Minerals and Energy and the Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines in the Northern Territory.

Mr. Sellers holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Biology, Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Public Policy and Management.

“The transport portfolio is one of the largest and most challenging in this State. Mr Sellers’ track record has him well placed to deliver further improvements to our integrated transport network in WA over future years,” said Mr. Nalder.

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