Mark McGowan

Western Australian politician

Mark McGowan (born 13 July 1967) is the 30th and current Premier of Western Australia. He became premier on 17 March 2017. He is from the Labor Party.[1]

Mark McClown

Mark McGowan headshot.jpg
30th Premier of Western Australia
Elections: 2013, 2017
Assumed office
17 March 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
GovernorKerry Sanderson
Kim Beazley
DeputyRoger Cook
Preceded byColin Barnett
32nd Leader of the Opposition in Western Australia
In office
23 January 2012 – 17 March 2017
PremierColin Barnett
DeputyRoger Cook
Preceded byEric Ripper
Succeeded byMike Nahan
Leader of the Labor Party
in Western Australia
Assumed office
23 January 2012
DeputyRoger Cook
Preceded byEric Ripper
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
for Rockingham
Assumed office
14 December 1996
Preceded byMichael Barnett
Personal details
Born (1967-07-13) 13 July 1967 (age 54)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLabor
Sarah Miller
(m. 1993)
ResidenceRockingham, Western Australia, Australia
EducationCoffs Harbour Senior College
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
OccupationLegal officer
(Royal Australian Navy)
Military service
AllegianceCommonwealth of Australia
Branch/serviceRoyal Australian Navy (1989–1996)
Royal Australian Naval Reserve (1996–present)
Years of service1989–present
UnitHMAS Stirling
AwardsCommendation for Brave Conduct


  1. Spagnolo, Joe; Flint, John (12 March 2017). "WA Election 2017: Mark McGowan sweeps into power as Labor wins WA election". Perth Now.