Biosecurity and Regulation
Grains and Livestock Industries
Grains R & D Transformation
Mark Webb was born in Western Australia. He has a Degree in Science (Agriculture) Hons from the University of Western Australia and a Post Graduate Certificate in Cross-sector Partnership from the University of Cambridge (UK). He was previously employed by DAFWA for more than 15 years and worked in South Perth, Manjimup, Kununurra and Albany. He has experience in horticultural research, public and private sector management, farming and business. Mark was most recently Chief Executive Officer of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority for 12 years, and sits on a number of local, national and international committees and boards.
A veterinarian with qualifications in education and management, Kevin worked in private practice and in a range of senior government and industry roles before joining the department in 2008. Kevin is passionate about leading change, innovation, and building relationships with industry.
Jim joined the department from Polytechnic West, where he has held the position of General Manager Resources and Corporate Services with responsibility for financial management, human resources and workforce planning, governance and compliance, business systems development and application, infrastructure, and public policy formulation and evaluation. He has more than 15 years’ senior executive experience.
Peter's farming background and more than 25 years in various roles in the department have provided him with a solid understanding of the needs and opportunities of our agrifood industries. He is committed to ensuring work undertaken by DAFWA continually provides value to our clients and enables vital industry development.
Mark has long been involved in the Australian grains industry and is internationally recognised in the fields of crop protection, farming systems, crop genetics and plant biosecurity. Throughout his career, he has been passionate about increasing the value of the grains industry, in partnership with industry, through research, development and innovation activities.
John has more than 30 years' experience in natural resource management spanning a range of senior management and policy positions concerning water resource assessment, engineering and remediation, urban development, sustainable agriculture and biosecurity. John is a member of national committees on resource management and biosecurity.