Commissioner for Consumer Protection
Lanie Chopping is the current Commissioner for Consumer Protection in Western Australia and Acting Executive Director, Consumer Protection (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety).
Prior to being appointed to act in this role from January 2020, Lanie was the head of the Priorities Implementation Unit with the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
A social worker by profession, Lanie first joined Consumer Protection in 2011 as Manager of Retail, Building and Services and later became Director of that area.
Before joining Consumer Protection, Lanie held a senior position at the Economic Regulation Authority, was the Manager – Social Policy Unit, at the West Australian Council of Social Services, and also worked in community legal centres, including in the Pilbara region.
Previous Commissioner David Hillyard, who had worked at Consumer Protection for more than 40 years, is retiring in 2020.
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