Our Purpose

To enable lasting solutions that positively impact our community locally and across the world.

We are Western Australia's newest Rotary Club. Our members are a diverse range of professionals who are connected locally, nationally and internationally.
We all share the common desire to make a difference by enabling solutions that have a positive and lasting impact.
Our strength is our ability to leverage our members' collective talents and extensive networks.
We have adopted a new contemporary style of Rotary that is flexible and adaptable to professionals who have career and family obligations.
We work in a spirit of camaraderie and share our knowledge and experience.

Click here to view our Inaugural Annual Report 2020.

Our Projects

At City Rotary, we are intent on creating a diverse portfolio of high-value local, national and international projects. And as we further establish ourselves, many new ground-breaking projects are being proposed. Here are some projects that are already underway.

The Emplace Initiative.
Business building homes for people experiencing homelessness.

Inability to access housing keeps many West Australians trapped in homelessness, with over 1000 sleeping rough on our streets and another 9000 homeless people at risk in precarious accommodation. In response, City Rotary, through The Emplace Initiative, is creating a catalyst that encourages business to increase housing supply for people experiencing homelessness, based on the proven ‘Housing First’ model.

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Rotary WA My Home Project

Supporting the “My Home” Project.

“My Home” Australasia Ltd is building affordable, energy efficient, architecturally designed homes for people experiencing homelessness, based on Housing First principles. City Rotary is supporting the implementation and scalability of the project through our Emplace Initiative and working with other Rotary Clubs to provide furniture and fittings for the homes.

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A Medical Respite Centre changing the lives of people experiencing homelessness

When people become homeless their health deteriorates rapidly. City Rotary has worked closely with Homeless Healthcare to achieve a Medical Respite Centre providing pre and post hospital care for people experiencing homelessness, assisted by Rotary Clubs of Perth and Heirisson. The benefits of the Medical Respite Centre are reduced repeat visits to emergency departments and re-admittance to hospital, addressing chronic health conditions and providing pathways out of homelessness.

Images courtesy of Tony McDonough, Raw Image.

Friends of Warwick Bushland

Supporting Friends of Warwick Bushland

The Friends of Warwick Bushland is a community group that cares for the 60 ha of bushland within Warwick Conservation Reserve in the City of Joondalup. They undertake activities such as biological surveys, collecting seeds, planting in degraded areas, weed control, removal of rubbish, guided walks, displays and talks, and facilitate educational activities with schools.  City Rotary partners with Friends of Warwick Bushland to provide hands-on work with planting and weeding as well as exploring other opportunities.

Friends of Warwick Bushland website >

Supporting carers of young people with eating disorders

Supporting carers of young people with eating disorders

City Rotary is working to provide evidence-based resources and educational materials for carers of young people with eating disorders. Resources will be made available to Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) for publishing on their website as fact sheets.

Supporting refugees & asylum seekers.

City Rotary is working with CARAD (Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees) and MercyCare to increase employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers and reduce the time to achieve financial independence, with a focus on micro enterprise, social enterprise and developing relationships with employers.  A number of initiatives are underway, including research, database building, mentor training, employment readiness workshops and work experience opportunities.

As part of our partnership with CARAD, Rotary is also providing in-depth IT support, including defining IT requirement, assisting with a successful Lotterywest grant and program managing implementation.

Image courtesy of CARAD.

City Rotary Street Friends Project

Supporting Street Friends WA

Street Friends WA is a not for profit that is run entirely by volunteers. From its base in East Perth, Street Friends WA distributes sleeping bags, blankets, warm clothing, hygiene products and other warm provisions to people experiencing homelessness. Among other initiatives, Street Friends also supports Homeless Healthcare’s Medical Respite Centre by providing “suitcases of love” (a person-specific suitcase of clothing and other items for everyone when discharged from the facility).

View Street Friends WA Website >

City Rotary Nutha Way

Nutha Way: Building better relationships for young people

Nutha Way is an Indigenous youth leadership program working to build better relationships between young people, their community, the justice system and local police. Working with young people in Coolgardie, the program sets out to capacity build with development of essential life skills, engage the youth in identifying community needs and working towards solutions and giving them a voice.

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Kimberley Dental Team
Achieving dramatic improvements in Aboriginal dental health.

We are enabling dramatic improvements in Aboriginal dental health in the Kimberley. Our partnership with Kimberley Dental Team assists volunteer dentists to deliver clinical services and oral health education to Aboriginal communities, including remote communities, resulting in significant improvements in dental health. A joint initiative with Rotary Clubs of Heirisson and Perth.

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BINS4Blokes: Campaigning for hygiene bins for men in public toilets throughout Australia.

We are a key player in a national campaign to achieve sanitary hygiene bins in men’s public toilets for the disposal of continence products. Currently 1 in 3 adults in Australia experience either bladder or bowel incontinence representing 38% or >6 million people. In addition 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer globally and 99% of all men undergoing surgical treatment can expect to experience incontinence for some time. This is an important unmet social issue and men deserve equal opportunities in the community for basic health needs.

Read: Campaigning for hygiene bins for men in public toilets throughout Australia

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City Rotary Interconnect

Interconnect: Rotary Award for International Students Community Engagement

This new initiative is the result of a collaboration with Edith Cowan University. The 12 month program offers international students the opportunity to join the City Rotary family while undertaking activities to build their professional skill set, engage in community service and participate in cultural exchange. Preference is offered to refugee students and those holding humanitarian visas.

Rotary Global Citizen Award – Creating a unique Western Australian experience for international students.

City Rotary led a Rotary partnership with StudyPerth to enhance the experience of international students in WA through the Rotary Global Citizen Award, providing opportunities for personal and career development, community service and cultural exchange. We now focus on the next stage of engagement with international students. City Rotary’s four participants (left to right):
Justin Nguyen, Vietnam (Bachelor of Commerce, ECU), Charles Menya, Kenya (Masters in Management Information Systems, ECU), Vishwa Patel, India (Bachelor of Nursing, Curtin University), Vishwa Vimukthi, Sri Lanka (Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronics, ECU

City Rotary Young Professional Associates Project

Young professional associates

We are providing opportunities for a group of ten young professionals to be Associates of City Rotary and participate in our Breakfast Club meetings, events, community service projects and professional development activities.

The aim is to foster City Rotary’s purpose and principles and for our young professionals to help them develop their careers through networks, personal development and community service. Our goal is to enable them to become great citizens and support the community through shared service with City Rotary.

A school partnership linking students to Rotary opportunities.

City Rotary has partnered with John Forrest Secondary College to provide students with the opportunities of Rotary youth programs, recognising student achievement and supporting College initiatives. Rotary youth programs include the National Youth Science Forum, Four-Way Speaking Contest, Rotary Youth Exchange and Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment.

Cleaning up the Swan River embankments.

City Rotary’s Swan River Embankment Clean-Up project partners with the Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s Adopt-a-Spot program. Regular embankment clean-up events run from one to two hours with City Rotary members, students, families and friends collecting rubbish from designated areas of the Swan River, with a particular focus on our East Perth area. Following each event, rubbish is photographed, catalogued and a summary of findings provided to the Department of Water & Environmental Regulation. These findings are then shared with relevant Councils and regulatory agencies for benchmarking and action.

Phones for Indigenous Communities.

Seeking the donations of old mobile phones was originally undertaken in support of the Lore Law indigenous youth leadership program in Coolgardie. City Rotary partnered with The Law Society to enable local youth leaders to keep their communities up-to-date with reliable COVID-19 information with the use of these phones. Additional phones are now required so the project can reach other indigenous communities. All donated phones are cleansed of all data.

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Rotary Youth Exchange – An opportunity of a lifetime.

City Rotary plays a key role in organising Rotary Youth Exchange for Western Australia. In addition, we sponsored our first outbound student who went to Spain in early 2020 and we will welcome our first inbound overseas student once it is safe to recommence the program given the worldwide situation with COVID-19. Rotary Youth Exchange provides a year-long opportunity of a lifetime for young people to discover themselves, experience another culture and be part of Rotary’s aim to foster international goodwill and peace.

The House that Jack Built.

In February 2020 representatives of City Rotary participated in our first involvement in the Cambodian project, The House that Jack Built. As part of a team of 12 they completed 17 houses as well as funding 17 water supplies and 10 pregnant cows. The House That Jack Built is Rotary WA’s contribution to the Cambodian based Tabitha Foundation. Managed by the Rotary Club of Perth through RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service), the program provides physical and financial assistance to build starter houses and clean water supplies for poor Cambodian villagers. City Rotary made a financial contribution as part of this initial trip and looks forward to further involvement.

A series of projects in Vanuatu to provide fresh water.

City Rotary members working within the Rotary Club of Heirisson, have delivered a series of projects to supply fresh water to villages and schools in Vanuatu. Project partners included Rotary in Vanuatu, Engineers Without Borders (NZ) and the Rotary Foundation. The initial projects involved on-the-ground work and expertise of former Rotary Youth Exchange student, engineer Sam Cleary. Our aim is to pursue further water projects in this region when feasible.

Our Members

Some City Rotary members are arguably Western Australia’s most practised Rotarians. They are proud to have countless years of involvement with other Rotary Clubs. Their experience brings an exceptional level of expertise in delivering outstanding projects to our communities locally and globally.  City Rotary is also proud to be part of Rotary International, a global network of volunteer leaders who tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas and delivers lasting solutions at both local and international levels.

Our Corporate Connect Members

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Find out more about our corporate members and how your organisation can join.

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Our Individual Members

Peter James - PresidentLeadership and Career Coach

Peter owns and operates a successful business providing career transition, performance and professional development services. His specialties are strategic and ‘hands-on’ Leadership Coaching, Change Management, Group Facilitation and Organisational Development. Peter has an MBA and Grad Dip in Adult Education. His passion for coaching extends outside of work, and he runs a Martial Arts club as the Head Instructor. Peter was inducted into the Australian Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2014.

Amanda Hunt Bio

Amanda Hunt Community Sector

Amanda’s most recent career role was CEO of Uniting WA, an organisation aiming to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice. In 2016, Amanda joined forces with other community sector leaders to establish the WA Alliance to End Homelessness, with the goal of ending homelessness in our State within the next decade. With a Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) and a Master of Business Leadership, Amanda is committed to building stronger connections across government, corporate and the community sectors.

Barry Elmslie bio

Barry Elmslie Mortgage Broking

Barry grew up in the country, born into a farming family in Margaret River and came to Perth in his late teens to pursue his banking career. Barry is a fellow of the mortgage broking industry body MFAA (Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia). Barry is an avid cyclist and helps raise funds for Youth Focus, a not for profit organisation offering counselling to vulnerable teenagers in Perth and Regional WA.

Belinda McCawley Bio

Belinda McCawley Environmental Science

A certified environmental practitioner, Belinda is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations. She studied environmental management as a mature age student and went onto a corporate career as an environmental scientist. She has launched her own business Mindful In Nature, sharing the practice of forest therapy with people who are keen to improve the quality of their lives.

Brad O’Callaghan Printing

Brad is the owner and founder of DigiDoc, a printing business located on Adelaide Terrace in East Perth that commenced in 2014. Prior to starting DigiDoc Brad had extensive management experience in small and medium businesses across a range of industries. Brad is active in community sport, is a club life member in both cricket and football, and was president of his cricket club for four years.

Bruce Reynolds Business Owner

Bruce is a successful community minded business owner. He feels fortunate to have been a part of the City of Perth community for over 30 years. He always believed in giving back to the community – it’s part of his DNA. Bruce has been lucky enough to assist not-for-profits and charities as a board member, chair and as a volunteer. Bruce currently own three businesses in diverse fields: Property, Sales, Marketing, Branding, Design and Hospitality.

Carolyn Earle Sexology

Carolyn is a sexologist with experience in clinical services management, caseloads, research and publication. She has delivered many research presentations at conferences nationally and internationally. Carolyn has been a Rotarian since 1990, a Past President and Charter Member of City Rotary. She was the first female Rotary President and youngest President in our Rotary District. A recent change of career sees Carolyn working as an event planner.

Chris Bishop Residential Building

Chris is the Managing Director of The Highbury Group, a diverse and innovative building company. Chris is a qualified quantity surveyor, originally from the UK, and has worked on a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial projects. His passion for cycling in all its forms has enabled Chris to support a number of groups, especially to provide opportunities for young riders. Chris is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Chris Marsh Residential Building

Chris is a builder with over 52 years’ experience in the building industry, including as Group Building Manager for major builders. He is currently a sessional member with the State Administrative Tribunal. Chris has 12 years’ experience as a Rotarian with involvement in many projects including working internationally. Chris is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Chris Matthews Sport – Cricket

Chris is Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) and a former Australian Cricketer. She is the country’s most capped female Test cricketer and holds the record for the most dismissals by an Australian wicketkeeper. Chris is one of three women worldwide to hold the CEO role for a first-class cricket association and has 27 years’ experience in various management positions for cricket, including GM Commercial Operations at Cricket NSW.

Chris Paull Bio

Chris Paull Accounting

Chris is a partner with PwC’s Financial Advisory team, with over 16 years’ experience in tax advisory matters. Chris works with both private and public groups on a range of tax matters, including assistance with restructures, acquisitions, disposals, risk management, tax consulting and general tax compliance. Chris is passionate about the local property industry and projects which have a positive impact on our city.

Colin Thorniley Office Products Corporate

Colin has led numerous successful business ventures including as proprietor of significant sales and distribution enterprises. He is also a Past President of YMCA of Perth. Colin has been a Rotarian since 1977, Past Club President and Past District Governor of Rotary International. Other key Rotary roles have included Director of Australian Rotary Health, Director of Rotary Down Under and Club Treasurer. Colin is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Craig Hook

Craig Hook Business Transformation

Craig is a highly accomplished executive, director and advisory board chair with leadership and strategic experience across a portfolio of board positions. Prior to his advisory career, Craig held senior operational and technical roles internationally with Rio Tinto. Currently Craig is helping mining services companies develop and deliver products and services to ensure mining is sustainable for everyone on the planet. Other industry sector experience in utilities, primary health care, and cooperatives.

David Cleary Physiotherapy

David is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 36 years’ in private practice and experience as a consulting physiotherapist for sporting clubs and performing arts. He is Principal and Director of Mt Lawley Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. David has been a Rotarian since 2002. His roles have included Past President, International Director, Club Services Director, District Rotary Youth Exchange Placement Coordinator for Europe. David is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Debbie Childs Community Sector Leadership

Debbie is CEO of HelpingMinds. After more than 30 years in commercial, not-for-profit and small business ventures, Debbie’s passion has turned to searching out sustainable means for everyone in our community to be able to live their best life possible. Debbie is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Emilie Churchill Sales and Marketing

Emilie is the Director of Sales at the QT Hotel in Perth. She has an extensive background in the Hospitality Industry both here in Australia and internationally with considerable experience in accommodation sales, food & beverage services and event management. Emilie values collaboration with others in a spirit of respect and inclusion with the intent of making a difference within the local community as part of City Rotary.

Emma Hoyle Bio

Emma Hoyle Residential Building

Emma is a Senior Accounts professional with the Highbury Homes Group.  She has always been interested in humanitarian pursuits and helping those in need. Rotary has spoken to her, and apart from the work Rotary does, she enjoys the learning, interaction with other members and networking for a cause. She is particularly interested in helping address homelessness and getting people off the street.  She believes everyone has the right to be housed and be safe.

Faz Pollard Bio

Faz Pollard Manufacturing

Faz Pollard is a director of several manufacturing businesses in WA including Adarsh Australia, Afaridan Plastics, Rynat Industries, Aluglaze and Mughal Foods. Faz specialises in product design and manufacturing and has assisted many small businesses, start-ups and inventors develop their products and succeed with some products going on to win state and national awards. Adarsh Australia won a WA government contract in 2020 to supply 10,000 high quality face shields for frontline health workers, and is now expanding into the health sector.

Fiona Van Bio

Fiona Van Medical Communication

Fiona works as a medical writer and editor. She has over 20 years of experience in medical communications for the pharmaceutical industry, 5 years in clinical research and a PhD in Psychopharmacology. Her work in the medical communications field arises from a passion for people, health and education. She is looking forward to working with people in need around Perth.

Gavin Crocket Legal

Gavin is a recently retired legal practitioner who worked in the Perth CBD. He practised in a fairly narrow area of regulatory and administrative law. After immigrating, Gavin made Perth his home and has lived there since the early 1980’s. In Africa he had a strong human rights legal practice and was a passionate advocate for Human Rights. Rotary is an avenue to pursue his passion and add value to the Perth community through service and support .

Geoff Ivanac Bio

Geoff Ivanac Financial Planning

For decades, Geoff has worked with high achievers, who, despite accumulating considerable wealth in dollars and cents, don’t feel fulfilled and are worried they will lose everything. Focusing solely on money-centred goals can mean missing out on enjoying life and lead to regrets. With a background in accounting, tax advising, estate planning and succession planning and inspired by the Japanese way to finding purpose in life – Ikigai – Geoff has built Real Life Financial Planning, a life-centred financial planning business.

Glenn Nicholas Bio

Glenn Nicholas Digital Marketing

Glenn is the founding Director of OM4, a full service web agency and software development company. Prior to launching OM4, Glenn worked in the technology sector in project management and sales, implementing large information systems projects in the telecommunications, public health and mining sectors.

Greg Thurston Commercial Leasing

Greg is a Property Valuer with experience in government and private practice before he moved into Commercial Leasing and became a Director of real estate company Knight Frank. Greg has been a Rotarian since 2000 and is a Past President. His other roles have included Club Secretary and Treasurer and, at District level, Rotary Youth Exchange, National Youth Science Forum, Assistant Governor and Chair of the Rotary Foundation District Grants Committee. Greg is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Jan Owen Homoeopathy

Jan is a homoeopath and Principal of Owen Homoeopathics. Jan is also a founder and Director of Kimberley Dental Team (together with John Owen), leading teams of volunteer dentists to provide dental care to Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley and disadvantaged people in the Perth metropolitan area, with Jan specialising in oral health programs. She is a Charter Member of City Rotary. Jan was awarded an Order of Australia in 2021 for her outstanding work with Kimberley Dental Team.

Jo Milios Men’s Health Physiotherapy

Jo Milios is a physiotherapist specialising in men’s health. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) in 1993, she decided to specialise in men’s health services. Jo established ‘PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer Inc’ in 2012, a not-for-profit exercise program and peer support organisation for men with prostate cancer. Jo has published her research and presented at local and international conferences. She teaches Men’s Health Physiotherapy workshops in Australia and internationally.

Jo Wilkie Community Partnerships

Jo is Principal of Jo Wilkie Consulting and leads a range of innovative projects across government, corporate and community sectors. She previously had over 20 years’ experience at Lotterywest including as Grants Manager, Big Ideas. Jo has been a Rotarian for five years. Her key roles have included Board positions as well as project leader for community projects and fundraising initiatives. Jo is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

John Berger Social Change

John is a senior professional CEO with over 30 year’s experience in Not for Profit and Government Sectors. Passionate about supporting the community and teh vulnerable, he is a strong advocate for ensuring the voice of lived experience is central to the design and reform of social services. A demonstrable and acknowledged leadership style and ecosystem thinking that has led to innovative approaches and significant change in the field of social services including homelessness and child protection in WA.

John Naughton Bio

John Naughton Law

John is the Partner in Charge of KWM’s Perth office. His areas of specialty include banking and finance matters, particularly project, corporate and structured financings, as well as all aspects of sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, leasing and structuring. He has been involved in some of Western Australia’s and Australia’s most significant resource projects and has extensive international experience. John sees Rotary as an ideal opportunity to contribute his extensive experience to the community of people in need.

Judy Fetherston University Administration

Judy has over 20 years’ experience in university administration, including roles as a student adviser and Faculty Executive Officer and in the establishment of overseas programs. She is now working in the not-for-profit sector. Judy was an Honorary Rotarian prior to joining City Rotary. Judy is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Julia Sutton Bio

Julia Sutton Digital Marketing

Julia is Co Agency Lead for digital marketing agency OM4, with a focus on content marketing. She works in a range of industries and has particular experience with art galleries, artists and the tourism industry.  With qualifications in Public Relations as well as Community Development, Julia has worked in the publishing industry, theatre administration and marketing and communications.

Jyoti Arora Telecommunication Sales

Born in Kenya and graduated with honours in Forensic Science in the UK, Jyoti began her journey in the telecommunication industry in 2011 and is currently a sales manager for Telstra, having recently transitioned from Samsung Australia. Jyoti is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Kate Hesford Bio

Kate Hesford Family Law

Kate was admitted as a lawyer in 2012 and is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She has been practising family law for many years, after working as a criminal duty lawyer at Legal Aid and as the Legal Associate to the Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia. Kate is motivated to help people achieve positive outcomes in difficult situations as efficiently and amicably as possible. At City Rotary, she is eager to develop her network and apply her skills to contribute to the community.

Kate Walawski Employment Lawyer

Kate is a Partner in Workplace Relations and Employment Law, helping businesses in the Australian employment law landscape to minimise legal risk and exposure. This includes managing work force challenges and achieving compliance with workplace laws including health and safety laws.  As a passionate educator she frequently presents at seminars and conferences, and conducts workshops and training on workplace and safety issues and employment law best practice.  Kate was a Rotary exchange student in 1996. 

Lee Partridge Community & Education

Lee is an academic with 20 years’ experience, focussing on higher education and more recently on social impact and community-based initiatives. She works across several Perth universities, consulting and teaching. Lee also consults in the social impact space, has her own not-for-profit organisation and is on the organising committees of Impact100 Fremantle and SIMNA-WA (Social Impact Measurement Network Australia). Lee is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Liz Pattison Strategic Planning

Liz is a strategic planner and facilitator with many years’ experience, now specialising in working with not-for-profit organisations and school systems. Liz has been a Rotarian since 1992. She is a Past President and was awarded the Order of Australia for leading major Rotary projects including the Headquarters Youth Facility in Leederville and Place of Reflection in Kings Park. Liz is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Liz Tuckey Bio

Liz Tuckey Education

Liz is a passionate educator with a focus on primary age kids. Her specialist interest is in educating Indigenous children and exploring how they learn to provide them with better educational opportunities. She has spent in excess of 12 years working in remote areas, including 8 ½ years as a school Principal. She brings to Rotary an intimate knowledge of indigenous kids, their educational needs and challenges and intends on focusing her efforts in the Youth Projects area.

Louise Rabbone Bio

Louise Rabbone Corporate Psychology

Louise has significant experience as a corporate psychologist working across Australia, Asia and New Zealand.  Her business The People Catalyst supports leaders and employees in creating healthy workplaces. Louise is a highly respected mediator, having mediated complex team conflicts. She is a strong advocate for mental health awareness, destigmatising mental illness and improving individual wellbeing. Louise has designed and facilitated numerous mental fitness, peer support, trauma management and suicide prevention programs.

Mark Davidson Mark Davidson

Mark is a successful international business development and management professional. He works with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Mark has extensive business experience in Australia and internationally. He is enthusiastic about challenging tasks, opportunities to learn, sharing achievements and making a significant contribution to the business.

Mark McIntyre Information Technology

Mark is proud third generation West Australian. Having started his career in investment and securities, he moved into information technology sales in 1997 and has worked for some of the largest global technology firms. Mark’s expertise includes data centres, cloud computing and enterprise content management. Mark is returning to Rotary after an earlier 2 years’ service as a Rotarian. Mark is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Michael Watts Business Consulting

Michael is founder and Managing Director of ToBe Advisory, through which he enables business leaders to be confident about their organisation’s profitability, sustainability, and impact. He has a diverse skill-set including strategy, finance, technology, transformation and governance; complemented by experience across the corporate, small-medium enterprise, public and not-for-profit sectors. Michael holds an MBA from UWA. His prior roles include business strategy and management consulting, and 15 years in commercial and technology leadership within Wesfarmers.

Michelle Blakeley Architect

Michelle is a highly regarded Architect who owns and operates her own business. Her profile can be summed up as: Project Architect, Design Architect, Urban Designer, Director, Teacher, Writer. She has worked on projects for single residential, multi-residential, public buildings, heritage, education, urban design, interior, and master planning. Michelle has won a number of prestigious awards and prizes for her works. She is passionate about providing houses for homeless and very low income people through the “My Home” project and Rotary

Mike Fetherston Geology

Mike is a geologist and minerals specialist with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. He is author of numerous publications including “Gemstones of Western Australia”, published in 2017 by the Geological Survey of Western Australia. Mike has been a Rotarian since 1990 and is a Past President. His other roles have included Club Secretary, Treasurer and extensive involvement in Rotary Youth Exchange at District and Club level. Mike is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Nadine Rabu Engineering

Nadine has experience in a wide variety of industries, from the energy sector as an engineer, project manager and client manager for over 15 years to running her own coaching business. Born in New Caledonia, with an Australian and French background, she has lived in multiple countries, travelled to over 50 countries and speaks several languages. Having returned to Australia in 2019 from the Middle East, she focuses her knowledge and experience on supporting meaningful projects and helping develop a sustainable future.

Natalia Alexandrova Finance

Natalia is the Practice Manager in Shelley Hub Family Practice. After working in the hospitality industry for over 14 years, this is a new role in the medical industry. She holds two degrees, a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Accounting. She enjoys a keen interest in human behaviour and statistics. Natalia’s personal focus is on healthy lifestyle, work/life balance and the environment.

Paolo Amaranti Tourism

Paolo is the Director Place Management for the Perth Cultural Centre. He has previously held the role of CEO Rottnest Island Authority for 13 years and Executive Director Tourism WA. He is also the current President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Perth. Paolo is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Ribhu Chatterjee Portrait

Ribhu Chatterjee Hospitality

Ribhu is the General Manager for Hyatt Regency Perth. Hyatt Regency Perth has been a long-term supporter of City Rotary. Ribhu is particularly passionate about assisting asylum seekers and refugees tp gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in Australia through various hotel programs. His extensive experience in senior management is an asset to City Rotary and his continued efforts to support those less fortunate in the community is making a huge difference to many people’s lives.

Richard Ladny Bio

Richard Ladny Manufacturing

Richard’s passion is making things happen, through developing his own knowledge, working with people. He has a high standard in governance, cultural understanding with a strong belief in coaching people to take ownership of their respective roles. In his 34 years as CEO and Managing Director, Richard’s focus has been building strong teams, sustainable growth, governance and risk management. His experience in the business sector extends to his desire to contribute to the community and support those less fortunate through City Rotary.

Rod Van Business Consulting

Rod has undertaken senior executive positions in Australia and the UK, working across a diverse range of sectors including property investment and development, equity and hedge fund investing, technology development and commercialisation, and professional and business-to-business service industries. He is a Board member of Communicare Inc, Rockingham Renaissance Technopole and Tennis West. Rod runs his own consultancy helping clients achieve their potential. Rod is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Ros Marshall Museum Education

Ros is an educator. Her career has included roles as a secondary school humanities teacher, museum educator at the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (Curtin University) and development of education programs at the Wanneroo Regional Museum. Ros is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Ross Robertson - Inaugural PresidentFamily Office Investment

Ross is Managing Director and CEO of Perron Group, a major group with many interests including property investments, Toyota motor vehicle distribution and mining. Ross is a Chartered Accountant and a Director of the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation. He has been a Rotarian since 2003 and has supported all avenues of Rotary service, with key roles as Board member, fundraiser and network connector. Ross is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Roz Baker Business Broking

Roz is an entrepreneur with over 30 years experience running her own businesses and property development projects in Zimbabwe and Australia, including hotel management, sales and marketing. For the last 18+ years Roz has worked in the real estate industry as a business consultant and business broker in Perth, with a particular focus on assisting business migrants. Roz has carried out numerous voluntary and fundraising roles and has 14 years’ experience as a Rotarian. Roz is a Charter Member of City Rotary.

Sepo Young Bio

Sepo Young Mental Health

Street Friends WA volunteer CEO/Director Sepo Young was nominated as a City of Perth community hero. She has first-hand experience of being homeless, which inspired her to join City Rotary. She volunteers her time while being fully employed working as a mental health clinician with experience in the areas of forensics, drug and alcohol. She is passionate about helping the homeless and advocating for a better service, striving to break the circle of chronic homelessness.

Tess Tholstrup Bio

Tess Tholstrup Organisational Psychology

Tess Tholstrup is an Organisational Psychologist who specialises in working with individuals, intact teams and entire organisations to create proud and confident leaders who will create a legacy for future leaders and employees.  She holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), a Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology, a Masters in Counselling and a Bachelor of Education.  Tess has worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Argentina and New Zealand.

Our Young Associate Members

City Rotary is providing opportunities for a group of young professionals to be Associates. The aim is to foster City Rotary’s purpose and principles and for our young professionals to help them develop their careers through networks, personal development and community service. Our goal is to enable them to become great citizens and support the community through shared service with City Rotary.

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Our Principles

We partner with community, government, academia and business.
We enjoy a spirit of collaboration and camaraderie.
We work professionally and are transparent.
We are proactive and support innovation.
We respect career and family obligations.

Our Vision

City Rotary Vision

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If City Rotary feels like a good fit for you, then we’d love to hear from you. You can either call Greg Thurston on 0417 177 837 or simply register your interest in the form below.

We’ll be back to you promptly (along with a range of opportunities to make a difference locally and internationally). A special rate is available for NFP members. Membership is not automatically granted into Rotary Clubs. Your application will be submitted to the board of directors for approval.

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