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Eric Lumsden

Eric Lumsden was formally appointed Western Australian Planning Commission Chair in 2013, following 12 months in that role while also concluding six years as the Director General for the Department for Planning and Infrastructure (and latterly the Department of Planning). He was previously CEO of the City of Melville and the City of Swan. Mr Lumsden holds masters degrees in town planning and business administration, and post graduate qualifications in local government and social sciences, and has been a leading planning professional with over 45 years’ experience. He is a life fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, fellow of the Institute of Public Administration, and fellow and past president of the WA division of the Local Government Managers Association. In 2005 Mr Lumsden was awarded a Public Service Medal for his contribution to local government, especially in the area of economic development. In 2012 he was made a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia and in 2015 was awarded the Dr Ken Michael Gold Medal by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia.
Bio last updated 13 Feb 2017

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Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Chair of Commissioners
City of Perth
City of Perth
2018 - 20192
Patron
Perth Public Art Foundation
Perth Public Art Foundation
- 201946
Chair
Western Australian Planning Commission
Western Australian Planning Commission
2013 - 2018
Non-Executive Director
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
- 201720
Director General
Department of Planning
Department of Planning
2008 - 2013
Director General
Department of Transport
Department of Transport
2007 - 201011
Chief Executive
City of Melville
City of Melville
- 20088
Chief Executive
City of Swan
City of Swan
- 20064