With the departure of Dr Steve Blake in October 2012, WAMSI had been searching for a suitable replacement for a number of months. WAMSI is delighted to announce that Mr Patrick Seares has joined WAMSI as CEO from the 2nd April 2013. Patrick moved to WAMSI from the role of Director Water Assessment and Allocation at the Department of Water. There he oversaw the majority of the department’s hydrological and related environmental sciences. He was also responsible for overseeing this works translation into statutory allocation planning, and policy advice to government.
Ms Naomi Brown has taken up the role of WAMSI chairman after the departure of Dr Peter Rogers in March 2013. Naomi previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC). During that period she was a Director of the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC). She was also a Director of Mackillop Family Services in Victoria and served as the chair of the Risk and Audit Committee for that organization. We are delighted to welcome Naomi to WAMSI.