Commissioner, Western Australian Government Office, Singapore
John Catlin commenced his current role as Commissioner, Western Australian Government Office, Singapore in October 2015. His remit is reciprocal trade and investment between Western Australia and South East Asia, with trade networks now extending from Singapore into Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. John’s career background includes extensive experience with federal and state governments (WA, Vic) in both the resource development sector (minerals, petroleum, land tenure) and human services sector (education, arts, indigenous affairs, disability services). His overall experience in Asia commenced in the 1980’s and includes the coordination of cultural exchange programmes 1987-92 between WA and Japan, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.