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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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Cath Sutherland - Joint PresidentBusiness Consultancy
Cath is a facilitator, consultant, brand expert, keynote speaker and author of “Creating Brand Energy – How to transform your business energy into market power”. In 2000, after 15 years in key advertising and marketing roles, Cath launched her business and marketing consultancy, Conscious Business. Cath is a Charter Member of City Rotary.
James Sutherland - Joint PresidentIT Services
James is a founder and Director of Office Solutions IT and has 29 years’ experience in the IT industry. Prior to working in the IT industry James worked as a professional radio announcer on two commercial stations interviewing people such as John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes and Michael Hutchence. James is returning to Rotary after an earlier 10 years’ service as a Rotarian. James is a Charter Member of City Rotary.
Adam Roxby Architecture
Adam is the Director of Roxby Architects. He is an architect with over 30 years’ experience. Adam and his Brother Michael Roxby established Roxby Architects in 1994 and provide architectural and project management services to retail and commercial fitouts, residential, commercial and industrial buildings. In 2014 Roxby Architects were awarded the George Temple Poole Award for the new Head Office for Toyota WA. The GTP award is the highest accolade for a West Australian architectural practice. Adam believes that being an architect is fundamentally about working with others solve problems, and whilst that mostly involves issues around the built environment, the profession inevitably touches peoples lives, directly and indirectly in many ways.
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. Every day is different. Bruce loves challenge, delivery and he does the right thing.
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 and is a Past President. 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. Carolyn is a Charter Member of City Rotary.
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 only three women in the world to hold the position of CEO of a first-class cricket association and has 27 years’ experience in various management positions within cricket organisations, including 7 years as General Manager Commercial Operations at Cricket NSW and roles in coaching and development.
Colin Hughes Medical Doctor
Colin is a Medical Doctor, General Practitioner, who has a long history with Rotary, particularly having helped raise over $400,000 for indigenous health scholarships to date. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for services to indigenous Health. As a member of City Rotary he hopes to continue his contribution and get more involved in addressing the issue of homelessness. Colin is involved in the Homelessness Hub Project and hopes to use Rotary to positively influence government policy around homelessness. Colin is also involved in Rotary’s Antimicrobial Resistance Aware program (AMR Aware), an initiative to raise awareness of superbugs and early interventions.
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.
David Cleary Physiotherapy
David is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with over 36 years’ in private practice as well as 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 and Chairperson of the Claisebrook Carnival and Duck Derby. 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.
Denise Ramm Bookkeeping
Denise began her working life in the finance department of Industrial Acceptance Corporation, later Citibank. She moved to bookkeeping in 2002 and worked for a major accounting firm, before starting her own, growing business as a registered bookkeeper and BAS agent. Denise is a Charter Member of City Rotary.
Emilie Churchill Sales and Marketing
Originally from France, Emilie first moved to Australia in 2001 and to WA in 2010. With an extensive experience in the hospitality industry, she has been working for Hyatt Regency Perth for the last 3 years, most recently as the Associate Director of Sales.
Emma Hoyle Accounting
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.
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 .
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, the big gap in men’s health services proved pivotal in her decision to specialise over a decade ago. Jo established ‘PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer Inc’ in 2012, a not-for-profit exercise program and peer support organisation for any man with prostate cancer. Jo has published her research and presented at local and international conferences. She also teaches Men’s Health Physiotherapy workshops throughout 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 the Not for Profit and Government Sectors. Passionate about supporting the community particularly those who are vulnerable. He is a strong advocate and believer of 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 the West Australian context.
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 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 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. She has extensive experience in helping businesses traverse the ever-changing Australian employment law landscape and assisting them to minimise their legal risk and exposure. She assists clients in managing work force challenges and achieving compliance with workplace laws including health and safety laws. As a passionate educator she is frequently called on to present at seminars and conferences and often conducts workshops and training on workplace and safety issues and employment law best practice. She has a long history with Rotary having been a Rotary exchange student in 1996. Kate is keen to use her expertise to help those less fortunate in the community.
Leanne Cunnold Information Technology
Leanne has over 25 years-experience in the IT Industry working with enterprises, small-medium businesses, and government organizations. With a diverse skillset of senior leadership positions in sales, channel management, marketing, product lines of business, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, digitization of key processes, communications, and transformations, Leanne has had an international career with regional and global positions based in Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Boston. Many years ago, Leanne was very fortunate to have been a Rotary Exchange Student to Japan, which had a significant impact on her life’s direction.
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.
Leo Crohan Energy Strategy
Leo was WA General Manager for Ausco Modular, one of Australia’s largest construction companies using modular technology. Before joining Ausco Leo worked in the oil and gas sector in Asia and the Middle East and ran his own piping manufacturing business for 16 years. Leo 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 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.
Marcus De Kuyper Information Technology
Marcus is new to Perth but has already made his mark as a highly motivated and achievement focused individual. Originally from Holland, his back ground is in Information Technology but his easy style, openness and enthusiasm has taken him into the sales area, where he successfully helps build business for a local based IT provider Lindentech . He is a great asset to Rotary Perth City East, outcomes focused and brings a range of innovative ideas from Europe. He is passionate about making a difference to the Perth community.
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.
Melanie Flynn Mining
Melanie is a base metals metallurgist and project manager with 15 year’s experience. She is currently study manager developing a greenfields underground mining project. The role includes feasibility study and leading competitive tender processes packages. Melanie’s previous roles have been site-based featuring project management, commissioning of plant, overseeing production and leading continuous process improvements.
Michael Watts Business Consulting
Michael is a Director and founder of ToBe Advisory, which provides strategy, technology and innovation consulting services for boards and executive teams. He has a highly diverse skill-set which includes strategy, finance, technology, transformation and governance, complemented by experience across the corporate, small-medium enterprise, public and not-for-profit sectors. Michael holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. His prior roles include business strategy and digital consulting and 15 years in commercial and technology leadership across Wesfarmers, one of Australia’s largest and most respected companies.
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’s experience spans a wide variety of industries and roles, from working primarily in the energy sector as an engineer, project manager and client manager for over 15 years to running her own coaching business. Born and raised in New Caledonia, with an Australian and French background, she has been very fortunate to live in multiple countries and travel to over 50 countries. Speaking several languages, she particularly enjoys being in multicultural environments. She is relatively new to Perth, having returned to Australia in 2019 after a few years in the Middle East and focuses her knowledge and experience on supporting meaningful projects and helping develop a sustainable future.
Natalia Alexandrova Finance
Having worked for the Hyatt hotel group for over 10 years, Natalia is the current Director of Finance in Hyatt Regency Perth. 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 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.
Peter James Leadership 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. Prior to this Peter completed an MBA and Grad Dip in Adult Education and worked in Senior Management positions in the Mechanical Engineering industry. Peter’s passion for coaching extends outside of work. He runs a Martial Arts club as the Head Instructor and was inducted into the Australian Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2014.
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 Management
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 currently runs his own consultancy business helping client organisations 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 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.
Sue Caswell Drugs & Alcohol Risk Management
Sue is the Managing Director of The Drug Detection Agency, specialising in drug and alcohol risk mitigation for organisations and businesses. Her work in the community includes pro bono presentations on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. She is a hands-on person who gets things done and joined Rotary to meet, network and work with like-minded people. Sue wants to give something back to the community, she believes in giving people a hand up not a handout, an approach that builds better communities.
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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.
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