Tania Jackson and Ed Valom have been appointed to the board of management of the South West Development Commission. Both of them will be responsible for steering the direction and setting the priorities of the State Government agency.
Mr Valom has a background in the timber industry that includes a stint managing the woodchip export terminal in Albany. He has previously served as a councillor and deputy president on the Manjimup Shire, and is currently deputy chair of the Forest Products Commission.
Ms Jackson, on the other hand, has been the Harvey Shire president since 2011. She has been a shire councillor since 1997 and deputy shire president for eight years. She is the manager of Volunteer South West, a board member of Alliance Housing (WA) and a volunteer ambulance officer with Harvey St John Ambulance.