Mr Peter Conran AM was Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) until August 2016. He commenced in the role in November 2008 and was re-appointed for five years in May 2013. Mr Conran had over 30 years of policy and leadership experience within the Western Australian, Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments. His diverse positions have included Senior Advisor, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Cabinet Policy Unit within the Office of the Prime Minister. He was was the Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Cabinet Policy Unit in the office of the former Prime Minister John Howard from 2003-2007 and a Senior Adviser in the Prime Minister's Office from 2001-2003. Additionally, he has been Deputy Director General of this Department and Secretary of both the Department of the Chief Minister and the Attorney General’s Department in the Northern Territory.