Deidre Willmott had eyes on a political career of her own. Photo: Attila Csaszar

CEO lunch with Deidre Willmott

Deidre Willmott’s forebears were among the first modern European settlers in Western Australia when they arrived in 1830; she can even count John Bussell, the man who gave his name to Busselton, among them.

Now chief executive of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA, Ms Willmott grew up on the family farm in Bridgetown, and moved to Perth in the 1970s for school.

“At first, Perth felt like the end of the world, the worst thing that could happen”, Ms Willmott told Business News.


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