Leadership WA Patron

The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, is one of the most experienced and respected political figures in Australia.

Prior to being installed as Governor on the 1st May 2018, Mr Beazley had dedicated almost three decades to a career in Federal Parliament, representing the WA seats of Brand and Swan.

In 2009, Mr Beazley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament of Australia through contributions to the development of government policies in relation to defence and international relations, and as an advocate for Indigenous people, and to the community.

In February 2010, Mr Beazley was appointed Ambassador to the United States of America, and served until January 2016.

Leadership WA Vice Patrons

The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA

Premier of Western Australia

Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

The Hon. Liza Harvey MLA

Leader of the Opposition

Shadow Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations; Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Our Board

Annoucement of new Chair of the Board

Guy Chalkley, Managing Director of Western Power, has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Leadership WA. He replaces Michael McNulty, Office Managing Partner WA, Deloitte Australia, who has served on the Board since 2014.

Dominique Mecoy, CEO Leadership WA, said: “On behalf of Leadership WA staff and our Alumni, I am delighted to welcome Guy to the Board. I am greatly looking forward to working with Guy and the rest of the Board as we continue to deliver excellence in Western Australian leadership development.”

In addition to his new role as Chair of the Leadership WA Board, Guy is the Managing Director of Western Power. He commenced at Western Power in December 2011 as Operations Commercial Manager and was later appointed Head of Business Planning and Reporting before joining the Executive Management Team as Chief Financial Officer in February 2015. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2016.

He is also a Leadership WA 2013 Signature Program Alumni, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Through his roles, he brings to the Leadership WA Board a wealth of international, financial and operational experience across a diverse range of sectors operating and residing in a number of continents including Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and Australia.

“It is a real privilege and honour to accept the Chair of Leadership WA, albeit with some trepidation following the achievements of Michael in the role,” said Mr Chalkley.

“Leadership WA will always have a special place for me as they provided me with the opportunity as a freshly arrived South Londoner to understand the WA challenges whilst meeting many fantastic people and understanding their stories.”

Mr Chalkley said he is looking forward to leading the next chapter of the Leadership WA success story as it continues to develop the full potential of the talented people of Western Australia in shaping our future leaders.

Leadership WA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that runs leadership development programs for participants from the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors in a collaborative environment to inspire and enhance exemplary leadership.

Outgoing-Chair Michael McNulty joined the Leadership WA Board in 2014 and became chair in 2015. He is a graduate of the 2006 Signature Leadership Program. Michael has 20 years of consulting experience with a particular focus on Mining and Oil & Gas. Michael leads this multi-disciplinary practice which consists of over 150 consultants spanning Strategy and Operations, Human Capital, Enterprise Information Management and Technology Advisory.

“The Leadership WA team and Alumni feel tremendous gratitude to outgoing Chair Michael McNulty for his service to the organisation,” said Ms Mecoy. “His guidance and direction has helped us grow from strength to strength.”

November 2019

Chair: Mr Guy Chalkley

Chair: Mr Guy Chalkley

Managing Director, Western Power
Deputy Chair: Ms Nicole Lockwood

Deputy Chair: Ms Nicole Lockwood

Director, Lockwood Advisory
Treasurer: Mr Gunther Hoppe FLWA

Treasurer: Mr Gunther Hoppe FLWA

CEO Mindarie Regional Council
Ms Melanie Cave FLWA

Ms Melanie Cave FLWA

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Ms Demetra Xydas

Ms Demetra Xydas

Director JAXON Pty Ltd
Todd Hutchison FLWA

Todd Hutchison FLWA

Global Chairman/CEO - Peopleistic
Ms Bronwyn Baker FLWA

Ms Bronwyn Baker FLWA

Board Member
Ms Justine Colyer FLWA

Ms Justine Colyer FLWA

CEO, Rise
Mr Chris Kent FLWA

Mr Chris Kent FLWA

State Director, HAYS
Mr Mike Rowe

Mr Mike Rowe

Director General, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation