The McGowan Government is pleased to announce that The Perth Mint has appointed Jason Waters as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Mr Waters is highly qualified in Government Trading Enterprises, with more than 30 years of experience in Western Australia’s energy sector.
He has been Synergy CEO for the past eight years, prior to that was CEO at Verve Energy and has held senior positions at Western Power including Chief Commercial Officer.
His appointment follows an extensive search by the Gold Corporation board that considered internal and external candidates.
Mr Waters will commence as The Perth Mint CEO in April 2022, making him its 15th leader in its 123 year history, with Deputy CEO Jane King will act in his place in the interim.
The Perth Mint is a global leader in the gold and silver industry, refining approximately 83 per cent of Australia’s newly mined gold and selling high-quality precious metals products to customers worldwide.
As stated by Acting Mines and Petroleum Minister Tony Buti:
“The McGowan Government congratulates Jason Waters on his appointment as CEO of Gold Corporation, one of Western Australia’s iconic government enterprises.
“The Perth Mint plays an important role in cementing Western Australia’s position as one of the world’s most important and valued gold provinces, and is a key Government employer.
“I’m confident Mr Waters will be able to drive further safe and sustainable growth at The Perth Mint.
“Mr Waters has proven to be a successful CEO, with strong commercial and financial acumen, and extensive experience in government and stakeholder management.
“On a personal level, he is well-respected in government and industry, and has shown impressive leadership managing large workforces with a positive safety culture.”