Graeme Gammie has solid experience in the public and private sector. His background is in strategy, finance and human resources coupled with practical heritage experience. He has a solid understanding of contemporary governance and a very strong level of accountability. Mr Gammie was head of the then Office of Heritage in 2009, a branch of the Department of Housing and later the Department of Local Government and Communities, where he oversaw major governance and operational changes within the organisation, leading to the Government's decision to elevate it to a standalone State Government department. He was also executive manager of Fremantle Prison where he created a new vision for the development and sustainability of the World Heritage listed site, establishing it as a premier heritage tourism attraction.