Paul Andrew Named As New CEO Of Lotterywest

Paul Andrew Named As New CEO Of Lotterywest

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Premier Names New Lotterywest Chief

Victor P Taffa

  • Paul Andrew to take the helm at Lotterywest

Western Australia’s top surf lifesaving administrator, Paul Andrew will take over as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lotterywest.

Premier Colin Barnett this morning announced that Mr. Andrew will take up the reins as CEO in February next year following the retirement of Jan Stewart.

 

 

 

 

 

“Paul has more than 30 years’ experience in both Government and the not-for-profit sector in WA during which time he has built a strong commitment to the community and a proven record of establishing, nurturing and sustaining important relationships with the community, clients and stakeholders. He has displayed a strong commercial focus in all of his roles.” Mr. Barnett said.

“I congratulate him on his appointment and am looking forward to working with him to further the very important work that Lotterywest does in the community.”

Lotterywest operates in a competitive market, turning over close to $800 Million p.a. Proceeds from the operation of the State’s lottery business are returned to the community each year through statutory and non-statutory grants where eligible community and charitable organisations receive funding.

The CEO is responsible to the Premier and the Lotterywest board through the chairman for the efficient and effective management of Lotterywest.

Mr. Andrew has been CEO of Surf Life Saving WA since July 2005, and has also held senior roles at St John of God Health Care Murdoch and the Catholic Education Office WA.

He is a director of the Western Australian Sports Federation and member of the Australian Human Resources Institute, past president of the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club and a member since 1976.

He follows Mrs. Stewart who has been at Lotterywest since 1987 and CEO since 1992.

“Jan has had a remarkable career at Lotterywest and has taken its profile and community involvement to a very high level. Lotterywest funding is now central to so many Western Australian events and organisations doing really excellent work in the community.” the Premier said.

Lotterywest chairman John Atkins also welcomed Mr. Andrew to the role.

“I take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful contribution of our current CEO Jan Stewart. I have every confidence that Paul Andrew will prove to be a very fine successor to Jan and will make a great contribution to the future of Lotterywest, building on Jan’s outstanding legacy.” Mr. Atkins said.

Fact File

  • WA is the only State where the money raised from lottery products is distributed directly to the community to support not-for-profit organisations
  • Last financial year, Lotterywest raised $271.2 Million to support the WA community including WA’s public hospitals, arts and sporting organisations and more than 1,000 community organisations