New Director General

Respected public servant, Michelle Andrews has been appointed as the new Director General of the Department of Communities (Communities).

Ms Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles in the public service and has been Acting Director General of Communities since February 2019, following the retirement of Grahame Searle.

Previous roles held by Ms Andrews include Deputy Director General - Department of the Premier and Cabinet; Deputy Director General - Department of Mines and Petroleum; Executive Director - Department of State Development; and Interim CEO at the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority.

Ms Andrews will officially commence as the Director General of Communities on May 1, 2019.

Shelter WA Chief Executive Officer Michelle Mackenzie congratulated Michelle on her appointment.

"We look forward to working with her and her team," Ms Mackenzie said.

As part of Ms Andrews' appointment, she will also be appointed CEO of the Housing Authority; Country Housing Authority; and the Disability Services Commission which are all part of the Department of Communities.

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