PROJECT COMMITTEE CHAIR
I have over 20 years experience in a variety of leadership roles in Europe and Australia and provide consulting and executive development support to organisations, joint ventures and alliances engaged in strategic, HR and leadership development initiatives, such as:
Support organisations with diverse cultures to establish and successfully maintain effective and highly culture and capabilities for extraordinary organisational, team and individual performance productive collaborative relationships
Develop M&A initiatives/change management
Initiate commitment from managers and employees for strategic change
Coach executives, managers and cross-functional groups in generating performance breakthroughs
Develop leadership capabilities of individual executives and managers as well as high performance teams
Align the organisation values/vision and strategy.
Changing mind sets/transformation programs/breakthrough and authentic leadership.
PERTH REFUGE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Kelly Gibson doesn’t let challenges stand in her way. For Kelly, an obstacle merely provides her with the opportunity to find a different way to move forward, before accomplishing something truly worthwhile. After all, if it were easy, anyone could do it!
This positive mindset has propelled Kelly along an exciting, diverse, and highly successful career path. Outstanding achievements and accolades punctuate Kelly's 25-year real estate story and include her directorship of three real estate agencies and membership in the industry’s Multi-Million Dollar Club.
Kelly has extremely high standards and measures her own success by the results she delivers for her clients. Kelly always takes the time to understand the particular circumstances under which her clients are selling their property and adjusts her advice and sales strategy accordingly. With her experience in property development, subdivisions, and renovations, Kelly can advise on all these aspects with a view to increasing profit.
Kelly has lived in the City of South Perth for over 28 years and knows the area like the back of her hand. Her local knowledge and ability to reel off a seemingly endless list of the area’s appealing features are extremely valuable when marketing and negotiating a sale.
POLICY AND GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Victoria Jackson is a government relations professional with 15 years experience working on public policy outcomes.
As a government relations manager for the Australian Hotels Association in Western Australia, the peak industry group for the tourism, hotels and hospitality sector, Victoria is responsible for developing and implementing the organizations strategic policy and advocacy agenda.
Victoria is an effective representative for industry on a range of commercial, industrial and political issues facing its membership that ranges from restaurants, small bars, tavern and pubs to international hotels and resorts.
Prior to joining the AHA in 2013, Victoria held senior policy advisory roles in State and Federal governments and in private consultancy roles advancing a wide-ranging and varied portfolio of issues.
Gala Ball Committee Chair
Jo is the General Counsel and Director of Strategic and Governance Services at Edith Cowan University. In that role, Jo leads a broad team of legal and compliance, risk management, corporate and academic governance, quality assurance, internal audit and strategic planning professionals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from UWA and a Bachelor of Laws from Murdoch University, and has at various times tutored and lectured in law at the University of Notre Dame (WA), Curtin University and Murdoch University. Jo commenced her legal career at Freehills in Perth, before moving to the UK for nearly 10 years where she worked with the prestigious law firm of Slaughter and May, and then as Director and Legal Counsel with Citigroup. Upon her return to Perth, Joanne worked as Legal Counsel with mining contractor, Barminco Limited, before joining ECU.
Jo’s primary areas of practice whilst in private practice were commercial and corporate law. She has substantial experience in corporate fundraising and mergers and acquisitions. She is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and the Society of University Lawyers (Australia) and sits on a local School board and various committees and advisory boards in the higher education sector.
Governance and Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Alison is an economist with a passion for communities. She is an experienced strategic planner and facilitator, with skills in governance and public management. In her professional life, she leads a consulting company in the local government sector. In her voluntary life, she uses her skills to advance the organisations and causes she supports, particularly in the areas of community-led development and women's empowerment.
MARKETING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Helena Berggren is a graphic design and international business student with several years of experience in the construction industry, both as painter and project manager assistant. She has a good eye for details and has extremely high standards in everything she takes on board. Furthermore, one of Helena's greatest passions is to travel. During her travels around the world she has realised how much she appreciates her freedom, which is why she is very passionate about helping women and children to escape from family and domestic violence - everyone has the right to freedom of their own lives.
LEGAL WING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Nicole Young is an Associate Lawyer at HHG Legal Group where she specialises in criminal and employment law. Nicole was admitted to practice in Canberra and worked for 5 years at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department as a human rights lawyer. Specialising in international crime, Nicole eventually headed up Australia’s International Transfer of Prisoners Unit. Nicole returned to her home town of Perth after the birth of her third child in 2008 and since then has forged a career predominantly in domestic criminal law and also employment law. Nicole has continued her interest in human rights by taking short term roles at the Mental Health Law Centre (2013) and the Aboriginal Legal Service (2016). Nicole has assisted the Path of Hope foundation since 2012, providing pro-bono legal advice and strategic assistance as well collaborating with the Director to make submissions to the Western Australian Government about law reforms necessary to stop the cycle of domestic violence and protect and empower survivors.