Department of Culture and the Arts

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Article Timeline

Past People

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
John Day Minister for Culture & Arts20082017
David Ansell Acting Deputy Director General, Development and Strategy Directorate2017
Colin Walker Executive Director, Arts & Cultural Development2017
Cathrin Cassarchis State Records Officer, Director2017
Eric Isailovic General Operations, Executive Director2017
Carl Pekin Director, Infrastructure, Planning and Support2017
Duncan Ord Director General20142017
Basil Manganaro Manager, Information Services20152016
Chris Penwald Director, Arts Funding & Development20142016
Ragen Haythorpe Committee Member, Substantive Equality 20142016
Greer van Raalte Human Resources Project Officer (6-month contract)20152015
Basil Manganaro Manager, Infrastructure Services20122015
Alan Ferris Acting Director General20132014
Hannah Eames Senior Policy Officer20072014
Chris Penwald Project Director20122013
Ali Martin Senior Information Officer, Development & Strategy20102013
Chris Penwald A/Deputy Director General20112012
Alana Culverhouse Acting Senior Project Officer, Arts Development 20122012
Michelle Broun Project Officer, Indigenous Arts20012012
Renato Sansalone Assistant Director, Strategic Finance20062012
Allanah Lucas Director General02012
Chris van Tuinen Senior Project Officer, Organisations & Contracts20102011
Alana Culverhouse Project Officer, Visual Arts Craft & Writing20082011
Jacqui Allen Development & Strategy, Deputy Director General02011
Jackie Lipiec Executive Officer2010
Chris Penwald Director, Organisational Performance20082010
Alastair Bryant Director General2010
Gemma Pepper Senior Project Officer20072009
Shane Colquhoun Director, Arts Funding & Development20052009
Rowan Maclean Director, Property Development & Management20042008
Jeremy Smith Senior Project Officer for Organisations & Contracts, Acting Manager of Resources since 200720062008
Barbara Macnish Executive Director, Portfolio Coordinator20052008
Alan Ferris Chief Financial Officer20002007
Jeremy Smith Project Officer, Community & Regional Arts Development20032006
Jodie Pudney Manager, Programs20052006
Shane Colquhoun Policy Advisor to WA Minister20032005
Ricky Burges Director General19982000
Aine Whelan Senior Policy Officer & Senior Advisor to Minister for the Arts19982000
Jules Pemberton Project Officer, Performing Arts19951996
Margaret Butcher Director, Office of the Director General


Project NameRoleCategoryProductCost (Estimated)Status
WA MuseumOwner/DeveloperCulturalMuseum$428,000,000Ongoing>>


The Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) guides the delivery of culture and arts for Western Australia through the provision of policy development, coordination and support services to the Culture and Arts portfolio. DCA also supports the culture and the arts sector. On 1 July 2017, the Department of Culture and the Arts amalgamated with the Department of Sport and Recreation, Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor, the Office of Multicultural Interests, local government functions of the Department of Local Government and Communities, and the Aboriginal History Unit of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs to establish the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Biography last updated 18 Dec 2017