Craig Patterson appointed to Mid West Development Commission board
Geraldton businessman Craig Patterson has been appointed to the Mid West Development Commission board.
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced his appointment today, along with the reappointment of chairman Todd West until 2020 and current board member Carole Minney to the end of 2019.
She thanked outgoing board member Jeff Calver for three years of service.
Mr Patterson is managing director of civil and earthmoving company Centrals.
Ms MacTiernan said Mr Patterson was instrumental in establishing the Bayalgu Indigenous Pre-Employmet Training Program, an Aboriginal pre-employment initiative, and previously served as president of the Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
She said Mr West, a board member since July 2017, had a wealth of expertise in small business and was a strong advocate for regional issues and opportunities.
“Under Todd’s leadership for the past two years, the Mid West Development Commission has continued to encourage development for infrastructure, tourism and the local economy – his reappointment will see that work continue,” she said.
“Carole has proven to be a valuable member of the board, committed to delivering regional development outcomes for Aboriginal people and the smaller communities in the region.
“Craig’s extensive business experience and passion for the region will be important in growing the region’s economy while progressing Aboriginal economic development.
“I want to thank outgoing member Jeffery Calver for his dedication and expertise over the past three years – his service was instrumental in creating opportunities for the Mid West.”
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