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Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan

New CEO To Drive Economic Development In The South-West

Victor P Taffa

  • Mellisa Teede appointed as Chief Executive Officer at South West Development Commission

Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan has welcomed the appointment of Mellisa Teede as Chief Executive Officer of the South West Development Commission (SWDC).

“Mellisa brings real drive and regional development experience to her new role as Chief Executive Officer at the South West Development Commission.” Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan said.

“South-West delivers much for our State’s economy, and our Government is driving forward initiatives to diversify and grow the region, in everything from battery metals and advanced manufacturing to value-added agriculture and regional tourism.”

An extensive recruitment process for the role was conducted by the Public Sector Commissioner which included broad advertising and executive search components, following which the Public Sector Commissioner recommended Ms. Teede’s appointment.

Ms. Teede brings significant regional development experience to the role, having previously held the CEO role at the Peel Development Commission from 2012-15.

Ms. Teede has more than 20 years of experience in the public sector, including in senior leadership roles in education and training.

SWDC leads the State Government’s job-creating agenda in the South-West, driving regional diversification and local content outcomes.


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