Forgacs exec to take London-based role
Premier Mark McGowan has announced Commodore Mike Deeks as the new Agent-General for Western Australia, with the Henderson-based Forgacs Marine and Defence managing director set to take over the role in July.
Mr Deeks, who is a respected business professional having worked in several key roles including general manager of defence for Civmec, will replace outgoing Agent-General John Atkins.
In the London-based role, Mr Deeks will work to promote WA as an investment and trade destination, focusing on the defence and shipbuilding sectors.
Mr McGowan said Mr Deekswas an outstanding choice as new Agent-General of WA, with exten- sive experience in the defence, resources, training and maritime sectors.
“Defence is a key pillar to diversifying the economy and creating more jobs for Western Australians, and Mr Deeks will play an important role in advocating for our State’s defence and shipbuilding industries,” Mr McGowan said.