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, Capability and Performance
    • 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
    • Mitchell Hardy, A/Executive Director Sport and Recreation
    • Shelagh Magadza, Executive Director Culture and the Arts
    • James Jegasothy, Executive Director Office of Multicultural Interests
    • Melanie Walley-Stack, A/Director Aboriginal Culture and History
  • Damian Shepherd, State Archivist and Executive Director State Records Office.

Operational structure

  • Director General
    • Office of the Director General
    • Integrity
    • Infrastructure
    • Specialist Aboriginal Projects and Engagement
    • Capability and Performance
      • State Records Office
      • Corporate Services
      • Strategy and Performance Accountability
      • Legal Services
      • Child Safeguarding Implementation
    • Management and Coordination
      • Local Government
      • Racing, Gaming and Liquor
      • Sport and Recreation
      • Culture and the Arts
      • Office of Multicultural Interests
      • Regulatory Reform
    • Art Gallery of Western Australia
    • Arts and Culture Trust
    • State Library of Western Australia
    • Western Australian Museum

Portfolio structure

Department interagency relationships

Strategic Directions: 2020-2023 cover

Strategic Directions: 2020—2023

Strategic plan
The department's strategic directions.
Page reviewed 23 September 2022