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New WestCycle Chair and Independent Directors

At the WestCycle AGM held on the 3rd December 2019, Neil Hackett announced that he would be standing down from the Board after more than 8 years of service, many of those as Chairman.

Hayley Lawrance has been appointed Chair after serving on the WestCycle Board since 2015. Hayley is a commercial lawyer with over 15 years experience gained at home and abroad in professional advisory and corporate roles. She has developed a deep understanding of the practice and application of corporate governance both through her experience as a professional advisor and as a company director in not-for-profit organisations over the last ten years. Hayley is an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a keen recreational rider and completed the Hawaiin Ride for Youth in 2019 and is set to return in 2020. 

Also announced at the AGM were the appointments of three new Independent Directors to the Board: 

Debbie Milliard is a Chartered Accountant, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an experienced Executive Leader with 30 years experience spanning professional services, large private family business and not-for-profit organisations. Debbie has been an active member of the WA mountain bike community for many years, a former Treasurer of WAMBA and now a keen recreational rider. 

David Gribble has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation for eight years, including the 2017 opening of WA’s only cycling and pedestrian safety experiential learning centre for children. David has a strong background in not-for-profit organisations, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a passionate recreational rider. 

Tim Roach has been in senior leadership and strategic development roles for more than twenty years. He is currently Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University and is a past Assistant Commissioner and General Manager in the public service. Tim is a passionate off road rider, the current Over 50 State Champion in downhill and often utilises his bike as a prefered method for transport. 

In addition to these three new appointments, Sarah Standish was welcomed to the Board of WestCycle in 2019. Sarah has over 14 years experience in Australia and internationally in private practice and in-house legal, risk and compliance roles. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a previous Non-Executive Director of Bicycling Western Australia. Sarah enjoys riding with her young family and is a keen spectator of professional riding events. 

These new appointments are set to positively help shape the future strategy for WestCycle. We would like to make special mention of the departing Directors; Neil Hackett; Kellie Lewis and Jane Cutler whom have all contributed significantly to WestCycle over a long period of time. 

For more information on the full Board of Directors please visit: https://westcycle.org.au/ourboard/