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The Western Development Commission (WDC) has announced that Caroline Coffey will be retiring on June 4th, 2024, after an impressive 23-year tenure. Caroline’s unwavering dedication to public service and her significant contributions to the development of the Western region have been a cornerstone of the WDC’s success over the past 25 years.

Caroline’s journey with the WDC has been marked by significant milestones and transitions. She has witnessed the organisation grow and evolve through the leadership of five CEOs and six chairpersons, now welcoming the sixth and seventh respectively. Her tenure saw the launch of over ten strategic documents, reflecting the WDC’s commitment to fostering sustainable growth and innovation in the Western region. The WDC itself has grown from a modest team of seven to a robust workforce of nearly thirty members, with Caroline playing a pivotal role in this expansion.

As a cornerstone of the corporate services team, Caroline has navigated numerous role changes with remarkable grace and enthusiasm. Her warm and welcoming presence has been a source of comfort and support for many newcomers, ensuring a smooth and positive transition into the organisation. Caroline’s nurturing spirit and dedication to the WDC’s mission have left an indelible mark on all who have had the privilege of working with her.

Allan Mulrooney, CEO of the Western Development Commission, remarked, “Caroline Coffey has been an invaluable member of the WDC family. Her dedication, adaptability, and unwavering support have been instrumental in our growth and success. Caroline’s positive impact on the organisation and the Western region is immeasurable, and she will be greatly missed.”

As Caroline embarks on this new chapter, we extend our heartfelt best wishes. Her contributions to the WDC and the Western region will be remembered with deep gratitude and admiration.