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Appointment of new Government House Official Secretary/CEO

Message from the Governor

I am pleased to advise that Mrs Deborah Hegarty has been appointed as the new Official Secretary and CEO of Government House.

During her career, Deborah has held several successful senior leadership positions in the public and private sector including as Executive Director at the Department of Training, Director in the Department of Health, Chief Executive Officer at Catholic Homes Inc and Executive Director of the Positive Ageing Centre.

As a senior public servant with a good understanding of the operations of Government House, as well as my Statement of Priorities, Deborah is well placed to take us into the future.

Deborah takes over from Mr Robert Kennedy (Executive Director, State Services, Department of Premier and Cabinet) who has been acting in the position since July.

I thank Robert for his valuable time and service and look forward to this new chapter.

The Honourable Kim Beazley AC
Governor of Western Australia

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