Alan joined Wesfarmers as Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs in December 2009. Prior to that he was Premier of Western Australia from January 2006 to September 2008 and served 13 years in the Western Australian Parliament. During his time in Parliament he served as Minister for State Development and Trade, Energy, Science and Innovation, Education and Training, Indigenous Affairs, Federal Affairs, Public Sector Management and Sport and Recreation. Alan has also worked as a journalist with the Seven Network and the ABC and lectured and tutored in Australian politics at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle.
Alan Carpenter has an arts degree, majoring in politics, from The University of Western Australia.