INFRASTRUCTURE, UTILITIES AND SUPPLY CHAIN
Independent Chair Westport Taskforce (current): I am leading the delivery of the integrated strategy to plan a modern port to meet Perth and surrounding region’s future growth for the next 50–100 years. It will guide the planning, development and growth of the Port of Fremantle at the Inner and Outer Harbour, the required rail and road networks, and the opportunities for the Port of Bunbury to handle trade expansion.
We will provide land-use and transport plans that support port operations, compatible land uses, port users, community needs and economic growth, and assess the commercial implications and logistics opportunities of future port infrastructure.
We will also identify expansion of industrial areas and technology parks to support economic development and future employment opportunities and maximise compatibility of port and landside development with the environment.
Infrastructure Australia (current): Infrastructure Australia advises governments, investors and infrastructure owners on a wide range of issues including current and future infrastructure needs, mechanisms for financing infrastructure investments, and policy, pricing and regulation of national infrastructure networks. We have developed the National Infrastructure Plan and Audit and deliver ongoing policy pieces on recommendations from the plan in addition to assessing business cases for the infrastructure priority list. I chair the Audit and Risk sub-committee.
Water Corporation (current): The Water Corporation is a Government Trading Enterprise that delivers water and wastewater services to Western Australia. I bring a focus on long term planning and innovation to the board table and provide insight into service delivery in regional communities. I am a member of the audit and risk sub-committee and chair the digital transformation working group.
Freight and Logistics Council (current): In my role as the Chair of the Council, I provide policy advice to the Ministry of Transport, key industry and government members on the freight and logistics sector and act as a liaison for key freight and logistics industry leaders to engage with government authorities. My position also influences the development of strategic policy outcomes ensuring effectiveness of supply chains.
Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities (current): In my role as a member of the Expert Panel we are advising the Federal Minister for Infrastructure on the priorities for the development of a National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. This includes engaging with governments and industry to determine regulatory, productivity, infrastructure and regulatory enhancements required to the current network.
Horizon Power (previous): The Board is the governing body of Horizon Power and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and considers matters relating to business and regional development. As a member of the Board I assisted in approving major expenditure and providing advice to the Minister on regional power issues. I also was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee during my tenure.
Road Freight Transport Industry Council (previous): The Road Freight Transport Industry Council had responsibility for the development and review of a code of conduct and guideline rates for the road freight industry as well as developing, publishing and promoting model owner-driver contracts. This Council also advised the Minister on industry issues.
REGIONAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Tourism WA (current): Tourism WA is an economic development organisation responsible for marketing and investment attraction in the tourism sector. With a strong focus on building the identity and offerings of Perth and a strategy for tourism in regional WA, I bring a state-wide focus to our initiatives. I also Chair the Destination Development sub-committee and am a member of the audit and risk sub-committee.
Pilbara Development Commission (previous): As Chairman of the Commission, in partnership with the Pilbara Cities Office I drove the Pilbara Cities Vision, as well as developed a Regional Investment Framework to guide the Region’s growth. I was also responsible for positioning the organisation for the merger with the Pilbara Cities Office and working with the Development Commission CEO to lift the capability of the organisation and Board. I was also the Chair of the Regional Development Council which guided the state level impacts of regional developed.
Regional Development Council (previous): During 2011 and 2012, I served as the Deputy Chair for Regional Development Council, providing advice on all regional development issues, developing a framework for the assessment of ‘State Building Projects’ and worked with Regional Development Commissions to assess projects and recommend for “Royalties for Regions” funding.
Shire of Roebourne (previous):
The Shire of Roebourne comprises six towns and has an annual budget of over $150 million and nearly 300 employees.
My role as President was to lead the Council which involved managing the Shire’s political and media interactions. As one of the fastest growing local government areas in the country a key focus was to redefine the organisation to key stakeholders including the community, government and industry, as well as positioning the Shire for the enormous growth ahead. That involved defining and driving the Karratha - City of the North Plan and building relationships with State and Federal Government and industry. It also involved working closely with the CEO to ensure the organisation had the capability to deliver the vision. The projects developed during that time have now been delivered and are being enjoyed by the community.
Pilbara Regional Council (previous): I provided regional advocacy for the Pilbara to facilitate positive change in the region while serving as a member of PRC from 2009 to 2012. I worked with the member councils to develop joint initiatives in waste management, tourism, business processes and procurement.
PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
Sienna Wood (current): I am the independent Chair of the joint venture between the Housing Authority and Stockland to deliver the Sienna Wood sub-division in Armadale, WA. This involves oversight of the project team, reviewing sales strategies, operating budgets and maintaining the vision of the development.
MNG Surveying (current): I am the Chair of the Board and along with the CEO and other board members am responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation, monitoring the budget and understanding market opportunities for future expansion and development. I have a particular focus on innovation and the use of data to provide a powerful tool for the infrastructure and property industry.
WA Planning Commission (previous): The Planning Commission is responsible for strategic planning across the State and recommends all statutory planning matters to the Minister for Planning. Membership comprises relevant Director Generals of Government Departments as well as a series of individuals with specialist skills. As the regional nominee of the Commission I provided advice and insight on matters relevant to regional WA and brought a regional development focus to the table.
Greater Bunbury Growth Plan (previous) and Karratha: City of the North Plan (previous): My work in leading the development of these projects involved deep stakeholder and community engagement in order to understand the critical relationships and social and economic foundations of each location. From those foundations I lead the development of a future vision and supporting economic and infrastructure implementation plans to support the future of each region.
LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING
Leadership WA (current): Leadership WA is a not for profit organisation that provides leadership development opportunities to leaders from the corporate, not for profit and government sectors. I provide guidance about leadership development opportunities in regional WA and am a member of the business development sub-committee.
IOTAA (current): I am a board member of the Internet of Things Alliance Australia with the task of growing the capability and implementation of the Internet of Things in Australia. This will be achieved by leveraging the expertise across Europe, UK and the United States and working with government and business in Australia to unlock the potential of the technology to improve their operations.