About us

The department works collaboratively with government, community organisations, peak bodies and other stakeholders to achieve our vision of creating a vibrant, inclusive and connected WA community.

Our vision

Creating a vibrant, inclusive and connected WA community.

Our mission

To enable dynamic and inclusive communities and support the WA economy through effective regulation and the facilitation of outstanding sporting and cultural experiences and opportunities.

Our values

Our values include:

  • customer focused
  • responsive
  • respectful
  • accountable
  • innovative.

Executive leadership

  • Lanie Chopping, A/Director General
  • Robin Ho, Acting Deputy Director Portfolio Capability and Performance
    • Glen Kar, Executive Director Corporate Services
    • Shanaeya Sherdiwala, Executive Director Finance Procurement and Payroll
    • Lisa Fanciulli, Executive Director Infrastructure
  • Erin Gauntlett, Deputy Director Portfolio Management and Coordination
    • Tim Fraser, Executive Director Local Government
    • Germaine Larcombe, Executive Director Racing, Gaming and Liquor
    • Kim Ellwood, Executive Director Sport and Recreation
    • Shelagh Magadza, Executive Director Culture and the Arts
    • James Jegasothy, Executive Director Office of Multicultural Interests
    • Anna Wyatt, Director Aboriginal Culture and History
  • Damian Shepherd, State Archivist and Executive Director State Records Office.

Operational structure

  • Director General
    • Ministerial Liaison Unit and Executive Services
    • State Records Office
    • Audit and Integrity
    • Legal Counsel
    • Portfolio Capability and Performance
      • Corporate Services
      • Finance and Procurement
      • Corporate Communications
      • Strategy and Performance Accountability
      • Assets and Infrastructure
    • Portfolio Management and Coordination
      • Local Government
      • Racing, Gaming and Liquor
      • Sport and Recreation
      • Culture and the Arts
      • Office of Multicultural Interests
      • Aboriginal History WA
    • Perth Theatre Trust
    • Western Australian Museum
    • Art Gallery of Western Australia
    • State Library of Western Australia

Portfolio structure

Department interagency relationships

Strategic Directions: 2020-2023 cover

Strategic Directions: 2020—2023

Strategic plan
The department's strategic directions.
Page reviewed 05 December 2021