New Lotterywest and Healthway CEO appointed

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Susan Hunt PSM has been appointed as chief executive officer of Lotterywest and Healthway.

Premier Mark McGowan has welcomed the appointment of highly respected public sector leader Susan Hunt PSM as chief executive officer of Lotterywest and Healthway.

Ms Hunt has held both positions in an acting capacity since July 2017 and January 2018 respectively. She has been appointed to these roles concurrently for a term of five years, starting on September 30, 2019.

As acting CEO at Lotterywest, Ms Hunt has already made a valuable and significant contribution showing a commitment to further enhancing community grants to improve the quality of services provided to Western Australians.

Ms Hunt has been driving significant changes at Lotterywest following the new laws to ban online lottery betting organisations, which delivered on a firm commitment by the McGowan Government and complements Commonwealth laws, to protect Lotterywest and provide a strong return for the WA community through its grants program.

Ms Hunt is also charged with implementing new initiatives including the boost to retailer commissions on Lotterywest sales, announced by the McGowan Government, to increase sales and create long-term sustainability for Lotterywest’s network of small retail businesses.

From 2004 to 2017, Ms Hunt led the Zoological Parks Authority (Perth Zoo), where she spearheaded the development of the first World Zoo Animal Welfare Strategy.

During that time, she was the driving force behind the transformation of the zoo from a recreation facility to a wildlife conservation organisation. 

In recognition of her services to the public sector, Ms Hunt was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2010 and received the Institute of Public Administration Australia Patron’s Award in 2017. She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.

The Lotterywest and Healthway boards were integrated in 2018 to deliver greater benefit to the Western Australian community.

As stated by Premier Mark McGowan: “Ms Hunt is a highly accomplished public sector leader with a wealth of experience. She has already made a valuable and significant contribution to Lotterywest and Healthway in driving change following the board alignment.

“Her vast experience has equipped her to lead her new teams cohesively, build strong foundations at both entities, and focus on projects and initiatives to better benefit the Western Australian community.

“I welcome this appointment and look forward to seeing more of what Lotterywest and Healthway deliver to help improve the outcomes for our communities – under Ms Hunt’s leadership.”