CEO, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

Deidre Willmott

Ms Deidre Willmott is Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Western Australia.

CCIWA is Western Australia’s peak industry organisation representing more than 9,000 members across all industries and regions of the State. CCIWA’s vision is to make Western Australia the best place in the world to live and do business. CCIWA promotes its members’ interests through free enterprise based advocacy and is particularly focused on improving Australia’s competitiveness and the liveability of Perth and WA’s regional centres. As a member of the international chamber of commerce movement CCIWA works with its members to promote trade and investment opportunities for Western Australian business.

Ms Willmott is a lawyer with many years’ experience in policy and advocacy. She has been Chief of Staff to Premiers Richard Court and Colin Barnett, General Manager of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee and Director External Relations at Fortescue Metals Group.