Our Alumni

Leadership WA Alumni are a strong and influential network of today’s and tomorrow’s leaders, making real and meaningful difference in the community. Alumni are regularly invited to exclusive events featuring the most experienced and insightful leaders in the State. In 2018, Alumni heard from Richard Goyder AO, Chairman of Woodside; Christina Matthews, CEO, WACA; US Consul General Rachel Cooke; The Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC; and Dale Alcock.

Alumni are also invited to further professional development opportunities, including the Alumni Masterclass series. These events and network are an invaluable asset, ensuring Alumni continue to grow, exchange ideas, and foster a diverse and inclusive leadership community.

Leadership WA Alumni give back to the community through Skillsbank, an initiative, that matches Alumni skills to the strategic capacity building need of community and not-for-profit organisations and projects.

Alumni can also assist in making Leadership WA Programs and Courses more accessible by contributing to scholarship funds through the Leadership WA Foundation.

Some Alumni events from 2018

Rachel Cooke, US Consul General

Richard Goyder AO, Chairman of the Board, Woodside

Christina Matthews, CEO, WACA

The Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC

Alumni Masterclass – Stepping up to the Board

Alumni profiles

Each and every member of the Leadership WA Alumni has a fascinating story of how they got to their position, and their plans for the future. Read about the journeys of some of our Alumni through the below profiles.

Guy Chalkley, CEO, Western Power

Cate Rocchi, Chair, Linkwest

John Berger, CEO, St Bartholomew’s House

Dr Nicky Howe, CEO, Southcare Inc

Nick Wood, CFO & COO, Telethon Kids Institute

Linda Crumlin, State Director WA, Australian Red Cross

Alumni Awards

The Leadership WA Awards recognise the exceptional contributions of leaders in Western Australia. The awards, established in 2013, recognise and acknowledge leaders who have shown exceptional levels of community contribution and/or support of the work and values of Leadership WA.

Distinguished Fellow Award
  • Fellows of Leadership WA who have actively engaged and made a significant contribution to the Western Australian community
  • Graduate of Leadership WA Signature or Rising Leaders’ Programs and maintained Fellow membership status for three years or more
  • Made outstanding and enduring contribution to the Western Australian community
  • Embody the core values of Leadership WA
Honorary Fellow Award
  • Western Australian leaders who have made a significant and enduring contribution to Leadership WA
  • Leader living in Western Australia
  • Made a positive impact on the work and/or governance of Leadership WA over five years or more
  • Embody the core values of Leadership WA
Year Distinguished Fellow Honorary Fellow
2013 Justine Colyer, CEO Rise Network Dr Walter Cox, Former Chair Leadership WA
2014 David Thomas, CEO R2R Services David Rose, Director KPMG
2015 Prof. Frank Daly, Chief Executive Child and Adolescent Health Service Prof. Colleen Hayward, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Edith Cowan University
2016 Dominique Mecoy, Department of the Premier and Cabinet Reece Waldock, retired
2017 Craig Spencer, Head of Community Engagement Richard Goyder AO, Chairman of Woodside
2018 Joel Levin, Aha! Consulting The Hon Kerry Sanderson AC, former Governor of Western Australia