Communications consultancy Cannings Purple has recruited former Deloitte chairman Keith Jones to succeed Norman Moore when he steps down as chair next month.
He will retain his post as chairman of junior miner Gindalbie Metals.
“He is respected as a capable and experienced leader, particularly in the field of natural resources, which is of pivotal importance to WA.”
“We would also like to thank Norman Moore, who has been instrumental in leading our board through a period of strong growth over the past three-and-a-half years.
“We are delighted that Norman’s wisdom and experience will continue to be available to us, and to our clients, as a special counsel.”
Mr Jones said he looked forward to beginning in his new role.
"I’ve had a long professional relationship with Cannings Purple and watched the company grow to the position of market leader in strategic communications in Western Australia,” he said.
“From my discussions with Cannings Purple and its cornerstone shareholder, WPP AUNZ, Australasia’s leading marketing communications group, it is evident the firm provides its clients with global reach and access to specialist talent including an emerging digital-transformation business.
“These attributes, combined with a strong local presence, will drive significant future growth for clients and the firm.”