Kevin Skipworth had a distinguished career in the Western Australian public sector. He served in successive State Governments as Private Secretary for four Ministers of the Crown in various portfolios. Mr Skipworth also served the last five Governors of Western Australia as official secretary and chief executive of Governor's Establishment. Prior to his appointment as chair of the Perth Convention Bureau in November 2016, he was the Agent-General of the Western Australian Government and was based in the London office. Mr Skipworth was admitted as a Freeman of the City of London in March 2012.