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New face on the SWDC board

New face on the SWDC board

The South West Development Commission has announced the appointment of Bunbury businesswoman Louise Reid to its board of management.

Ms Reid brings to the position more than 20 years’ experience in human resource management, industrial relations and general management in the not-for-profit, private and local government sectors.

For the past 10 years, Ms Reid and her husband have owned and operated a property and small business in the Halifax Business Park.

She has been an advocate for ensuring the long-term viability and growth of the business park, including working with the State Government to secure funding towards improvements to the estate.

A total of $3 million in upgrades funded by the State Government are currently taking place in Halifax Business Park.

Ms Reid said it was terrific to be part of the board of management that sets the direction of SWDC, emphasising the importance of sustainable economic development for the region.

“It’s a great opportunity to be involved in what’s happening in the South West as a business and property owner in Halifax,” Ms Reid said.

SWDC chairman Nick Belyea welcomed Ms Reid to the board which makes strategic decisions about the region.

“Louise has lot of experience, particularly in the private sector, and has a good knowledge of the South West,” Mr Belyea said.

“I believe she will make a very good contribution to the board.”

The SWDC board is the governing body responsible to the Regional Development Minister for setting the direction and priorities of the Commission. It has six members from community and local government nominations, and Ministerial appointments. The Commission’s chief executive officer is also a member of the board.