Screenwest appoints new CEO

Peter ‘Willie’ Rowe has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Screenwest for three years, following the sudden departure of Seph McKenna in September, after just 9 months in the role.

Rowe, who has been acting as interim CEO for the past three-months, is a previous Chairman of the organisation.

Board Chair, Janelle Marr,  said, “After a very comprehensive recruitment process, the Screenwest Board is pleased to secure Mr Rowe. He has extensive knowledge, management and leadership experience gained from his senior roles with Government and within the corporate, not-for-profit and arts sectors.

“The Board is confident Mr Rowe’s appointment will further strengthen the great Screenwest team and help us continue to bring world-class Western Australian stories and identity to screen, for the benefit of the community.”

“I am excited by the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead and will focus on strengthening existing key relationships and engaging with new corporate and commercial partners to expand cross-sectoral options for the organisation,” Rowe said.

“I will continue the great work already underway to drive the next growth horizon for Screenwest under its independent not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee structure.”

He starts formally in his new role on Monday, 14 January.

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