We are Western Australia’s international trade and investment office located in London. Our role is to strengthen collaboration and facilitate relationships between companies and institutions in Europe, the UK, Israel and Western Australia (WA).
Led by the Agent General – a diplomatic position established 125 years ago – the Western Australian Government Office (WAGO) has a team of highly-skilled and proactive officers working across energy, mining, defence, infrastructure, agriculture, wine, education, science, innovation and technology sectors. Our objective is to grow and diversify the WA economy through our strong overseas networks.
The Agent General
Mike Deeks CSC, Agent General
As the Government of Western Australia’s representative throughout Europe, Mike is responsible for raising awareness of the State and promoting trade and investment.
Mike’s role is to raise the profile and knowledge throughout the UK and Europe of Western Australia as an investment destination and as a source of high quality products and expertise. To this end, key objectives include: expanding the awareness of and the market penetration for a range of Western Australian commodities, manufactured goods and services; encouraging further European investment in the Western Australian economy; promoting infrastructure investment and technology, education, innovation and scientific exchange; and promoting the immigration of businesses and skilled people to Western Australia to meet the needs of a strongly growing economy.
The Agent General also interacts with various Commonwealth bodies and the UK’s royal households to maintain positive relations between Western Australia and the Commonwealth. The role has an important ceremonial function, representing the State at key occasions such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services, ambassador briefings, and relevant cultural events.