Grahame Searle was appointed to lead the State Government’s regional services reform in June 2015 with a mandate to transform the way government services are provided to Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.
Grahame has been a public service leader and innovator for many years.
He successfully drove major organisational change in his former roles as Department of Housing director general (2008-2015) and Landgate chief executive officer (2004-2008).
Grahame is widely respected in the State Government and by Aboriginal leaders for his ability to facilitate collaboration and achieve results.
At the Department of Housing he led the nation in fulfilling targets set under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing, exceeding Indigenous employment targets for five consecutive years.
As State Reform Leader, he is overseeing sweeping, systemic and long-term changes that will lead to better living conditions and greater education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people in regional and remote Western Australia.
Grahame holds a Bachelor of Business from Monash University. He is a member of the Australia New Zealand Land Information Council and chairman of its Standing Committee on Land Administration. He is a national fellow and former State president of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a board member of the Western Australian Treasury Corporation and Leadership WA.
Key Speaking Points
Resilient Families; Strong Communities: creating more economic opportunities for Aboriginal people through regional services reform