WACOSS has secured an opportunity for members to hear directly from the Department of Treasury, on the current economic performance of Western Australia.
Alistair Jones, Executive Director of the Economic Business Unit and Michael Andrews, Acting Executive Director of Strategic Policy and Evaluation, will be offering a briefing for WACOSS members, to give an insight into the Mid-Year Budget Review, highlighting the impact that the Justice Pipeline program has on the WA economy, and an update on the impact of the economy on the community services sector.
Michael is the Acting Executive Director of Strategic Policy and Evaluation in the Department of Treasury, having commenced in this role from February 2019. Michael and his team are responsible for managing the provision of advice on the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery in key State Government agencies including Health, Mental Health, Communities, Justice and Education.
Since joining Treasury in 2007, Michael has worked across a number of business units in senior positions and continues to represent Treasury on a number of cross-agency and cross-sector committees (including the Not-For-Profit Community Services Sector) overseeing and leading Government reforms and major projects.
Michael actively promotes the use of data analytics, evaluation and service redesign to deliver innovative policy outcomes.
Alistair is the Executive Director of the Economic Business Unit in the Department of Treasury, a position he has held since February 2019 where he is responsible for the provision of advice, systems and operations critical to the State’s financial management, economic and revenue forecasts, revenue policies and Commonwealth-State financial relations, and supporting Government to achieve good regulatory practice and priority micro-economic reforms. Alistair also leads the Commercial Advisory function within Treasury.
His previous position at Treasury was as Executive Director of Strategic Policy and Evaluation, responsible for managing the provision of advice on the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery in key State Government agencies, a position he held since June 2012.
Alistair joined Treasury in 2008 having previously worked in the Commonwealth public sector, local government and the private sector in a number of policy and communication roles.