The WA Parks Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation with a volunteer board that provides strategic direction and high level governance.

Our Board

The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC BSc, BEcon, FAICD

ChairFormer Governor of Western Australia, Chancellor Edith Cowan University, and Chair of St John of God Health Care

The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC is the former Governor of Western Australia and is the Chancellor of Edith Cowan University and Chair of St John of…

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Shaun Hardcastle

DirectorPartner, Bellanhouse Legal

Shaun Hardcastle is a corporate lawyer who has been practising law in Western Australia for over 10 years. He currently sits on a number of boards…

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Dr Tom Hatton PSM

DirectorChair, Environmental Protection Authority

Dr Tom Hatton PSM has enjoyed a distinguished science career, leading national CSIRO programs in water, marine and energy research. He is Chairman of the WA…

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Richard Simpson

DirectorChair, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

Richard Simpson has a background in science but has worked in the finance and investment banking sectors for the past 30 years. He has advised corporates…

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Eva Skira AM

Hon TreasurerNon-Executive Director Macmahon and Chair of Trustees of St John of God Health Care

Eva Skira has an MBA with Distinction from IMD International (Geneva), and is a former career executive in banking and finance. Her Board roles include Chairman…

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Dr Richard Walley OAM

DirectorDirector of Aboriginal Productions and Promotions

Richard is a Nyoongar man, one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performers, musicians and writers and has performed around the world. He has been a campaigner for…

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Mike Wood

DirectorChair, Bibbulmun Track Foundation

Mike Wood is the Managing Director of Peregrine Travel Centre Perth and founding Chair of the Bibbulmun Track Foundation since 1996. Mike completed an end-to-end walk…

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Kathryn Conway

Hon SecretaryCentre Manager, Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia

Kathryn Conway is the Centre Manager at the Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia. She has previously worked as a corporate lawyer and in…

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Peter Sharp

Ex-Officio AttendeeExecutive Director, Parks and Visitor Services, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

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Our Management Team

Robin Piesse

Board Adviser, Strategy and Governance

Robin Piesse is the Board Adviser, Strategy and Governance for the WA Parks Foundation. Robin has previously held senior leadership roles in government and the not-for-profit…

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Melanie Wilshin

General Manager

Melanie Wilshin is the General Manager of the WA Parks Foundation. Melanie’s previous leadership roles include Executive Management with Youth Focus, State Manager at Ticketek, Senior…

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The volunteer board of the WA Parks Foundation is guided by our Constitution and Code of Conduct.

View the WA Parks Foundation Constitution
View the WA Parks Foundation Code of Conduct

*Our first Annual General Meeting was held October, 2017.

The WA Parks Foundation is now calling for nominations from eligible members for positions on the Board of Directors. Click here to download further information and the nomination form. Nominations close at 5:00pm WST, Tuesday 13 August.

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 17 September at 4:00pm.