MEDIA RELEASE
Friday 31 October, 2014

Mines and Petroleum DG Scoops IPAA Fellow Award

Director General of the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), Richard Sellers (pictured below) has been recognised for his contribution to the practice and study of public administration at a special presentation at the IPAA 2014 International Conference on Wednesday 29th October 2014.

The National Fellow Award presented by the Institute of Public Administration of Australia (IPAA) at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is the highest accolade for members and has only been awarded to 200 recipients in the past 30 years.

Mr Sellers said it was humbling to be among the calibre of people who had been past recipients.

"I have been working with the IPAA over a number of years and I value the contribution it plays to development and support of the public sector," he said.

"Recognition from our peers is the best recognition we can receive.''

During the five years since his appointment, Mr Sellers has implemented reforms and innovations designed to boost regulatory performance and service delivery across the State's resources sector.

"This success is only possible with the support and dedication of a team of hard-working people at the Department of Mines and Petroleum and I am a lucky person to have the support from those who work in the organisation."

Changes implemented by Mr Sellers include reducing administrative hurdles in the approval process, establishing the Mining Rehabilitation Fund, introducing the Exploration Incentive Scheme and reforms to workplace health and safety in the sector

In June 2014, Mr Sellers received the IPAA WA Patrons Award, the highest WA award presented to an individual who had made a significant contribution to the State.

Image: Richard Sellers (left) with IPAA National President, Terry Moran.

View all 2014 IPAA Fellow recipients here.

View photos here.

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