220328 PRESENTATION OF THE CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL - Mr Samuel John Hastings

Mr Samuel John Hastings and the Governor. Followed by Mr Hastings' partner and children.

28 Mar, 2022

Constitutional duties and checking in with the Royal Agricultural Society of WA

As part of Constitutional duties, the Governor appointed a new Clerk of the Legislative Council and Parliaments today. Mr Samuel John Hastings was invested in a short ceremony at Government House.

In this role, Mr Hastings will be responsible for providing procedural, administrative and research support to the members of the Legislative Council and State Parliament, in order to assist the members in performing their roles and responsibilities.

220328 PRESENTATION OF THE CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL - Mr Samuel John HastingsMr Hastings and his family pose for a photo after the ceremony.

Congratulations to Mr Hastings on his appointment.

An agricultural caller

The Chair of the Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA), Mr David Thomas, requested a meeting with the Governor in order to introduce the new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Robyn Sermon – the first woman to hold the position in RASWA’s 191 year history.

The Chair of the Royal Agricultural Society of WA, Mr David Thomas, requested a meeting with the Governor in order to introduce the new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Robyn Sermon.Ms Robyn Sermon speaks with the Governor.

Ms Sermon is the current Chair of the Curtin WACHS Regional Health Alliance. She has also served as the Director of Innovation and Industry Engagement with the University of Western Australia, held management positions with Rio Tinto and Argyle Diamonds – focusing on corporate, community and agricultural engagement, and reputation – and acted as Executive Director of Innovation and Development with WA Country Health Services. Her extensive experience in this space has led to the creation of innovative delivery of health services across rural and remote Western Australia – through partnerships with communities, universities, service providers and suppliers. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served long periods of time on not-for-profit boards such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Most importantly, perhaps, is Ms Sermon’s long family history in the agricultural space – herself being a fifth generation farmer.

Now, she brings all of this talent and experience to the Royal  Agricultural Society.

The Chair of the Royal Agricultural Society of WA, Mr David Thomas, requested a meeting with the Governor in order to introduce the new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Robyn Sermon.Mr David Thomas and Ms Robyn Sermon discuss plans with the Governor.

As well as the introduction, the Governor received updates in regards to the 2022 Perth Royal Show and the planned redevelopment of the Claremont Showgrounds.

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