March 13, 2018
Hon Joe Francis
Joe joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Marine Technical Sailor, subsequently becoming commissioned as an Officer and served full time in submarines until 2008 when he was elected to the seat of Jandakot. Holding the seat until 2017, Joe became a Cabinet Minister with portfolios of Emergency Services, Corrective Services, Small Business, Veterans and Fisheries. Currently the General Manager, Australian Transit Group, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge to his role as Chair.
“As the Chair of Awards WA, I am proud of our youth development award programs that we deliver to the young people of Western Australia.
It is our vision to nurture young people to be our future leaders with horizons, creativity, leadership and commitment. Through the Duke of Ed Award and Ignite Award, we focus on equipping them well and broadening their perspectives. The Award programs are a great tool to foster positive self-development through the framework that promotes the learning of valuable skills, being physically active, assisting others in the community and experiencing adventures.”