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​Staff Profile: 

Principal Coordinator, WANDRRA 

Graham Capper

23 February 2018​

Can yo​u give us a brief overview of ​​​your professional background?


Basically, it is a financial background. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then had positions in various companies. When I came to A​​​​ustralia in 1995, I had finance roles at State Government bodies including FESA (now DFES) when there was an opportunity to 'transfer' into the different area of emergency management.


What is you​​r role at the OEM?


I am the Pri​​ncipal Coordinator of the Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA) which are this State's form of the national measures designed to assist the community in ​recovering after a natural disaster. 


What's t​he most rewarding part of your job?


Being able to assist ​those affected by a natural disaster, which due to its nature cannot be anticipated.


And the most ​challenging?


As the assistance measures are​ specific, it is difficult to try and explain why some assistance cannot be given.


Do you have a perso​​​nal philosophy that has guided your career? 


Being hon​​est and open, even though it does not seem to be always appreciated!!!

How do you relax when you are not at ​​​work? 


Basically sports, even though my playing days are behind me, I still follow rugby union and cricket where I am on the Umpires Appointment Committee.

Tell us something ​​that might surprise us about you?


My wife and I ar​e the only couple to have been married in the middle of the WACA.​