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, Director General
  • Robin Ho, A/Deputy Director General, Strategy and Performance Accountability
    • Liam Carren, Executive Director Corporate Services
    • Liam Carren, Executive Director Finance Procurement and Payroll
    • Lisa Fanciulli, Executive Director Infrastructure
    • Lorna Mackie A/Executive Director, Strategy and Performance Accountability
  • Erin Gauntlett, Deputy Director General, Management and Coordination (Chair)
    • Tim Fraser, Executive Director Local Government
    • Jennifer Shelton, 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
    • Arts and Culture 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 04 July 2022