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Mr Richard Sellers

Mr Sellers was appointed Director General of the Department of Transport in Western Australia in September 2016.

Mr Sellers holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Biology, a Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Public Policy and Management. He has extensive experience in natural resource management and the regulation and approval of the mineral and petroleum industry. His work on reform is widely recognised and in his current position he has taken a lead role in improving WA’s approval process and encouraging exploration to ensure WA’s ongoing development.

His stewardship of DMP during the busiest growth period of Western Australia’s resources industry has been marked by innovations and significant reforms in a number of areas, including safety, the environment, approvals and administration. Mr Sellers’ contribution to DMP and Western Australia’s resources sector has been recognised by the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), which awarded him the 2014 WA Patron’s Award.