Vaughan Davies is the Assistant Director General of Heritage and Property Services at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. A role he has held since March 2019, Vaughan is responsible for the management, protection and promotion of Western Australia’s Aboriginal and historic heritage assets as well as the Western Australian Planning Commission’s property portfolio. Prior to this, Vaughan was the Assistant Director General of Business and Corporate Services since the department’s inception in 2017.
Vaughan has held various leadership positions in both local and state governments, with experience spanning over 20 years. He spent 10 years in local government working in community services across regional Western Australia and Queensland, before moving into a role as regional manager of Tourism WA based in Broome. He later moved to Perth and joined the Department of Aboriginal Affairs where he became the Director General of the Department in 2016.