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Board Chair & Non Executive Director, Various

Mentors in Perth

Gail McGowan

Board Chair & Non Executive Director


Gail McGowan is the former Director General of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, the State Government agency responsible for planning and managing land and heritage throughout Western Australia. Gail holds several NED positions including Chair of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Deputy Chair of Leadership WA and Director of Mid West Ports Authority and Foundation Housing.
Gail is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, member of Chief Executive Women of Australia and a founding member of CEOs for Gender Equity. Gail is committed to collaborating across all levels of government, industry and the community to ensure outcomes deliver economic and social benefits to the State, now and in the future. Gail was awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday honours for her outstanding public service to land use, planning and industry development in Western Australia. She also received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Murdoch University in 2019 to recognise her career achievements and demonstrated leadership qualities.

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