PDC act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive takes role per­ma­nently

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

The Pil­bara De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion’s act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive will be pack­ing his bags and mov­ing to Kar­ratha af­ter be­ing of­fered the gig per­ma­nently.

Terry Hill has been in the job for about 18 months, dur­ing which time he has over­seen ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects and pol­icy mea­sures such as the Pil­bara re­gional in­vest­ment blue­print.

Mr Hill said it was a priv­i­lege to be for­mally ac­cepted into the role for what he de­scribed as the “front end of a jour­ney” in grow­ing the Pil­bara.

“I’m very ex­cited about hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to work with a lot of ab­so­lutely com­mit­ted, pas­sion­ate peo­ple on grow­ing this re­gion,” he said.

“I think the Pil­bara has an enor­mous amount to of­fer, we just have to get the story out.

“I think we’re all work­ing to de­liver the Pil­bara Ci­ties vi­sion, but the new fo­cus has been in the Pil­bara re­gional in­vest­ment blue­print.

“That sets out am­bi­tious tar­gets about pop­u­la­tion and very much a real fo­cus on sup­port­ing a di­ver­si­fied econ­omy.”

Mr Hill said out­side of work, he was keen to get in­volved in the Pil­bara’s much-touted aquatic life­style.

“I do love game fish­ing and I hear there are fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­ni­ties to do that here,” he said. “I love the ocean, love an ad­ven­ture and the Pil­bara of­fers all of that.”

Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Terry Red­man said Mr Hill had done a good job as act­ing di­rec­tor of the PDC since Fe­bru­ary, 2015. “Mr Hill has a well-re­spected back­ground in ex­ec­u­tive lead­er­ship within the re­gional de­vel­op­ment and agribusi­ness are­nas in both a gov­ern­ment and in­dus­try ca­pac­ity,” he said.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Pil­bara De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion chief ex­ec­u­tive Terry Hill.

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