Our alumniAlumni gathering on the balcony of WA Maritime Museum

Leadership WA graduates form a strong and influential network of today’s and tomorrow’s leaders making real and meaningful difference in the community. The graduates of Leadership WA Leadership Programs are invited to join the Leadership WA Alumni which connects our graduates to one another and to opportunities to contribute positive social impact in Western Australia.

Through the Skillsbank initiative, alumni skills are matched with the strategic capacity building need of community and not-for-profit organisations and projects.

Community spirit

We recognise that our alumni chose to participate in Leadership WA programs because they value social consciousness and want to develop their capacity to contribute to the wider community.

Leadership WA facilitates Skillsbank, a service that links our alumni with not-for-profit and community organisations. Groups can register their requirements for strategic insight or consultation advice via Skillsbank, and our alumni have the opportunity to use their skills and offer solutions.

Engaging as an alumni member also allows individuals to give back to the community in many other ways.

You can also support the social impact of Leadership WA programs and courses and assist in making these more accessible, by contributing to scholarship funds through the Leadership WA Foundation.

Alumni Member Benefits

  • A network of community-spirited leaders and influencers who value social change and personal development
  • Opportunities to contribute strategic community service across Western Australia, through the Skillsbank initiative
  • Access to a current database of all alumni members, including graduates, Fellows, and Affiliates
  • Exclusive alumni events and functions throughout the year – including social, cultural and professional development
  • Alumni Action newsletters
  • Resources provided to current Signature Leadership Program
  • Opportunities to mentor within the Leadership WA network
  • Opportunities to engage with other members and course graduates to explore topical issues with influential leaders
  • Coming soon:
    • Additional benefits will be available through the Alumni Online Community including an online resource library, image gallery, and discussion forums
    • Opportunities to contribute to and participate in other alumni social impact programs, including the LeadAbility Community of Practice, and Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Initiative Community of Practice.

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

Past Award Recipients

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,