Roger Cook is the Premier of Western Australia.
He served as Deputy Premier for six years before becoming the 31st Premier of Western Australia following the retirement of Mark McGowan in 2023.
Since the election of the Labor Government in 2017, Roger has been a key member of Cabinet, serving across a range of major portfolios.
As the Health Minister, Roger was an integral part of Western Australia’s world-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic, that allowed WA’s economy to go from strength to strength even in the middle of a global pandemic.
He oversaw the introduction of landmark Voluntary Assisted Dying laws, providing choice to Western Australians who are reaching the end of their life and suffering in pain.
In 2021, he took on the portfolios of State Development and Jobs and Trade, and then later added Tourism, to assist with Western Australia’s transition out of the pandemic.
Roger was born in Perth in 1965 as the youngest among his six siblings. His father Hugh was a doctor and his mother Lynette was an early childhood educator.
From an early age, his parents instilled the values of hard work, passion and fairness.
Roger is also a strong advocate for health and fitness, competing in regular endurance events.
He now lives with his wife Carly in Wellard, in his electorate of Kwinana, and has two adult children.
Roger is keen to lead a government that delivers outcomes that will set Western Australia up for a prosperous future.
To create quality jobs and deliver on his plan to diversify the state’s economy.
He believes in looking after the society’s most vulnerable and investing in the best possible services for Western Australians.
Roger believes Western Australia’s best is not in our past - it’s in our future.