WAFIC Chairman announces appointment of new CEO

From the Chair

On behalf of the Board I would like to announce the appointment of Darryl Hockey as WAFIC’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Darryl’s appointment follows a competitive nationwide search that attracted a large number of executive applicants representing a cross-section of industries.

The Board is confident that Darryl’s mix of corporate, business and senior political advisor roles will serve the industry well as it continues to work its way through the impacts of COVID-19 and reshape to best meet the needs of members and position the industry as a key economic driver and regional development catalyst.

Darryl is a passionate advocate of establishing strategic partnerships and has served on Boards for major industry associations and regional development associations. He has been engaged in business development activities for companies across a range of industry sectors, with experience in defence, oil and gas, construction, agribusiness, mining, political advocacy, public affairs and media management, government approvals, stakeholder relations, communications and project development services.

The appointment will be publicly announced in coming days and I trust you will all join me in working with Darryl to build a secure, sustainable and strong industry.

Darryl has commenced in the role and has been actively attending sector and stakeholder meetings in Perth, so some will have already met. He’ll also be in the Great Southern next week as part of a broader meetings program with members in coastal communities so he can hear from you directly and ensure your priority issues are clearly understood and strongly represented.
Please join me in welcoming Darryl to WAFIC.

Murray Criddle

Darryl Hockey has joined the WAFIC team as its new Chief Executive Officer.