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Mal Wauchope

Mal Wauchope is one of Western Australia's most powerful and influential public servants, working as director-general of the Department of Premier and Cabinet and then as inaugural commissioner of the Public Sector Commission. Mr Wauchope first joined the State public service as a trainee graduate in Treasury in 1973. Since then, he held a variety of senior management positions including chief executive of the former Department of the Premier and from 1993 to 1997 as chief executive, Office of State Administration. In 1997, Liberal Premier Richard Court appointed Mr Wauchope to the position of Director General of the Ministry of the Premier and Cabinet, replacing John Pritchard. In 2001, newly elected Labor Premier retained Mr Wauchope as head of P&C and appointed him to a four-member 'machinery of government' taskforce to review the structure of the Western Australian public sector. In 2008, after the election of a Liberal state government led by Colin Barnett, Mr Wauchope became the Public Sector Commissioner, with Peter Conran taking up his role as DG of P&C.
Bio last updated 22 Feb 2017

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Commissioner
Public Sector Commission
Public Sector Commission
2008 - 201823
Director General
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
1997 - 200815

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