Mike Rowe is the Director General of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation in Western Australia, which was established on 1 July 2017. Mike moved into the new role following three years as the Director General of the former Department of Water. Prior to this, he was Executive Director of Policy at the Department of Regional Development.
Having worked in a variety of leadership, policy, advisory and delivery roles since 1993, Mike is an experienced member of the Western Australian Government’s senior executive service. His experience spans a number of natural resources management portfolios such as agriculture, environment and water, as well as central agencies including the Public Sector Commission and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Mike studied environmental science and holds postgraduate qualifications in social research and program evaluation and public sector management.