Esperance local Gail Reynolds-Adamson appointed chairperson of Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission

A local advocate and businessperson has been appointed to a key leadership role in the Goldfields-Esperance region.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the appointment of Gail Reynolds-Adamson as chairperson of the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission board on Monday, August 6.

Ms Reynolds-Adamson has been a commission board member since August 2014 and has experience in advocating for regional and Aboriginal communities.

She is currently chairperson of the Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation and of the South East Aboriginal Health Service.

Ms Reynolds-Adamson is a descendant from the Noongar people and the Mirrnning people.

Ms MacTiernan acknowledged outgoing chair Kate Fielding for her leadership and dedication to regional development as chair since September 2016.

The minister said Ms Reynolds-Adamson had an impressive track record in supporting the development of Aboriginal and regional communities, tourism and health.

“She was the first Aboriginal woman appointed to the Tourism WA board and also to the role of National Manager of the Indigenous Relations Department for Newmont Australia,” she said.

“Gail is well equipped to lead the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission in encouraging strategic growth opportunities and driving innovative solutions to regional issues.

“As a local businesswoman, she is familiar with the challenges and opportunities presented to businesses in the region, and the value of supporting local businesses through initiatives such as WA Industry Link.”