Premier Mark McGowan and Deputy Premier Roger Cook today announced John Langoulant AO as the new Agent General for Western Australia in the United Kingdom/Europe region.
Mr Langoulant will start in the position on 18 October 2021 and has been appointed for a three-year term. He will undertake a period of induction before being deployed to the State’s Investment and Trade Office in London.
As the Agent General, Mr Langoulant will play an important investment attraction, trade promotion and state representation role for Western Australia within the United Kingdom and European markets.
The Agent General works closely with Western Australia’s Investment and Trade Commissioners to attract investment and grow trade as part of the State’s focus on diversifying the economy.
Mr Langoulant follows Commodore Mike Deeks CSC RAN (Rtd), who completed his three-year term as Agent General on 30 June 2021.
A respected business leader who has held a diverse range of executive and non-executive roles, Mr Langoulant has decades of experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Mr Langoulant also has extensive knowledge of the Western Australian economy and industry and considerable experience undertaking reviews to support government reform agendas.
As Western Australia’s Under Treasurer from 1995 to 2004, Mr Langoulant was instrumental in restoring the State’s AAA rating.
In 2010, Mr Langoulant was awarded an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia and was the Western Australian Citizen of the Year for Business in 2011.
Most recently, Mr Langoulant has been the board chair for a number of high-profile organisations including Infrastructure WA, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, the Rottnest Island Authority, the Government Employees Superannuation Board and Amana Living Incorporated.