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New chairwoman announced for Lotterywest

Premiers Media Statement 17/9/15
  • Heather Zampatti replaces John Atkins as chairwoman of the Lotterywest Board

Premier Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of Heather Zampatti, head of Wealth Management at Bell Potter Securities, as the new chairwoman of the Lotterywest Board.

Mr Barnett said Ms Zampatti had strong credentials to carry out the role, including a background in strategic planning, financial management and governance.

"Her current position at Bell Potter Securities and her experience as a board member will bring significant commercial and financial expertise to the Lotterywest Board," Mr Barnett said.

Ms Zampatti is a Member of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's Financial Services Consultative Committee and was previously a Member of the Takeovers Panel.

Ms Zampatti also has a long history of community involvement, with appointments on a number of boards including current positions with the West Australian Ballet, Osteoporosis Australia, Chief Executive Women (CEW) and The University of Western Australia University Club. She has also been chairwoman of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.

The appointment will take effect immediately.

Ms Zampatti said she was honoured and excited at her appointment to the board of an organisation committed to serving the community.

WA is the only State where money raised from lottery products is distributed directly back to the community to support not-for-profit organisations.

The Premier also expressed his appreciation to outgoing chairman John Atkins, who recently took up the position as Agent General for Western Australia in the United Kingdom.

Mr Atkins completed a five-year term as chairman and led the Lotterywest Board during a time of record business success and innovative grant making to the Western Australian community.

Fact File

  • Last financial year, Lotterywest raised $283 million to support the WA community
  • This included $130.8 million in direct grants to more than 900 community organisations around the State

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