New faces for SWDC team

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

The South West De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion has added two new mem­bers to its board to help bring fur­ther ex­pe­ri­ence to the team for the ben­e­fit of the re­gion.

One of the new mem­bers is Tal­i­son Lithium mine gen­eral projects man­ager Pat Scallan and the other is Ru­ral, Re­gional, Re­mote Women’s Net­work of West­ern Aus­tralia chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Jackie Jarvis.

Com­mis­sion chair­man Nick Be­lyea said the new board mem­bers would be help­ful ad­di­tions to the team.

“I am very pleased that Jackie and Pat have joined the board and I feel sure they will make a valu­able con­tri­bu­tion,” Mr Be­lyea said.

Mr Scallan has been a mem­ber of the Bridgetown-Green­bushes Shire Coun­cil for more than 18 years.

He said he was keen to con­trib­ute more to the con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment of the re­gion through his new role, par­tic­u­larly in ar­eas such as com­mu­nity, in­fra­struc­ture, tourism and in­dus­try.

“The area is des­tined for sub­stan­tial growth over the next decade and we need to en­sure we can fa­cil­i­tate and sup­port this growth for all in the South West,” Mr Scallan said.

Ms Jarvis owns a vine­yard in Mar­garet River and said she loved the kind of life­style the South West of­fered.

“I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the SWDC to see how we can di­ver­sify our lo­cal econ­omy through in­no­va­tion, at­tract­ing new in­dus­tries and cre­at­ing new knowl­edge-based job roles,” Ms Jarvis said.

The pair have been of­fi­cial mem­bers of the board since they at­tended their first meet­ing in Novem­ber last year.

South West De­vel­op­ment Com­mis­sion chair­man Nick Be­lyea with ex­pe­ri­enced new board mem­bers Jackie Jarvis, Pat Scallan and act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Re­becca Ball.

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