Special Advisor, Regulatory Reform / Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Darren Foster is a senior public servant in the WA government with extensive experience working for Labor ministers. He has advised the Commonwealth, State and local governments for over 30 years in environment, treasury and finance, energy, health, education and training, tourism, racing and gaming, and native title.
Mr Foster has worked with the WA Department of Water & Environmental Regulation, Treasury, Premier & the Cabinet, Fisheries and the Environmental Protection Authority. He was Director General of Premier & Cabinet for four years during the McGowan government. Earlier in his career, he was chief of staff to Mark McGowan during the Carpenter government and an advisor to ministers including state treasurer Eric Ripper.