Corporate executive members
Mr Mal Wauchope – Public Sector Commissioner
Mal gained a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and Master of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He has 38 years public sector experience and has held senior positions in the Treasury Department prior to joining the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Mal served as Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet from October 1997 to November 2008 as well as Clerk of the Executive Council from 1987 to 2009.
He was appointed Public Sector Commissioner on 28 November 2008 and he is the state representative on the Council for the Order of Australia.
Mr Dan Volaric – Deputy Commissioner, Agency Support
Dan has qualifications in business administration and management with extensive experience in, and a very strong focus on, organisational development and human resources and public sector management. With extensive senior management experience, Dan applies a whole-of-government perspective with line agency knowledge to fulfil this role.
As Deputy Commissioner, he leads the Agency Support Division in providing high level advice and support to ministerial offices, Chief Executive Officers and public sector agencies on a broad range of public sector matters.
Ms Fiona Roche – Deputy Commissioner, Accountability, Policy and Performance
Fiona has worked in the sector for many years, primarily in the areas of accountability and public sector management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Master of Commerce, and has previously lectured at Curtin University. Fiona held senior executive positions in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the former Office of the Public Sector Standards Commissioner before taking up her current role as Deputy Commissioner at the Commission.
In leading the Accountability, Policy and Performance Division, Fiona has responsibility for managing the Commissioner’s statutory responsibilities in relation to reviews and investigations, policy and reform, and reporting to Parliament.
Dr Kim Schofield – Deputy Commissioner, Capability and Development
Kim holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Curtin University and an MBA in Human Resource Management from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow, and the current Western Australian State President, of the Australian Human Resource Institute, concurrently lecturing periodically to post graduates studying Strategic Human Resource Management at Edith Cowan University.
Kim brings proven organisational leadership skills to this role, applying his depth of experience and knowledge to develop the capability and leadership of the public sector through programs and professional development.
Ms Ruth Young – Director, Office of the Commissioner
Ruth has held a number of senior positions within the public sector, including working for several years in the Commonwealth-State relations area of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet as well as undertaking a variety of policy roles in the Department of Education.
In her current role, Ruth provides support for the Commissioner, including leading and directing the Office of the Commissioner’s resources to achieve strategic priorities, and coordinating activities across the Commission.
Ms Carissa Griffiths – Manager, Human Resources Strategy and Support
Carissa gained a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Carissa has worked in both the Queensland Government and Western Australian Government in Industrial Relations and Human Resources, and is currently on secondment from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Carissa, with her team in the Strategic Corporate Services Unit, provides high-level organisational and employee relations advice to management and employees as well as contributing to strategic planning, and coordinating performance management and recruitment activities in the Commission.
Ms Amanda Alderson – Chief Finance Officer
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