Emily Roper is the Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC).
Emily has been with DPC for 4 years. Prior to this role, Emily was the Deputy Director General of the Inter-Governmental Relations and COVID-19 at DPC, responsible for leading engagement with the Australian and other State and Territory governments and supporting WA’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Emily has also held the Deputy Director General, Policy and Reform position, overseeing Aboriginal, social, economic and environment policy, as well as the Director, Public Sector Reform, overseeing the Government’s public sector reform program.
Emily has held various leadership positions in both State and Commonwealth Governments, with experience spanning over a 21 year period in a range of areas including national security, intelligence and reform. This included Deputy Commissioner, Regulation and Operational Services at the Western Australian Department of Justice providing governance and specialist services to corrections operations.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), majoring in Psychology.