With 35 years experience in government and the private sector, Steve Arnott – the Perron Institute’s CEO and Acting Chair – brings to the Board considerable skills in strategic management, financial and accounting management, and policy development. Steve has held positions on Government Statutory Authorities and on Western Australian Government Industry Development Agencies where his role was to facilitate industry development across a range of industries in Western Australia. Dealing with the highest levels of private enterprise and government, Steve was instrumental in securing significant investment in value adding and service-based industries in Western Australia and played a crucial role in infrastructure development and research commercialisation. Steve is Chair of the Board’s Finance Committee.