Our Board

Neil Hackett (Chair)

Independent Director

Neil is a professionally qualified company director, company secretary and senior executive, with 25 years commercial, corporate finance and governance experience with mining entities, diversified industrials, financial service providers and State and Federal Government enterprises including the ASIC. Current roles include Non-Executive Chairman of Ardiden Ltd (ASX), Non-executive Director of Calima Energy Ltd (ASX) and Company Secretary of Metalicity Ltd (ASX) and Steel Blue Pty Ltd. Neil is also a Lead Facilitator with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is actively involved with a number of sporting organisations via his four children. Neil is an enthusiastic recreational road cyclist and commuter. Neil is the Independent Chairman of WestCycle Inc.

Kellie Lewis (Deputy Chair)

Independent Director

Kellie is an executive with over 17 years’ business and leadership experince across a diverse range of countries and cultures, industries, and roles. This includes professional services, mining and resources, financial services, and not-for-profit. Kellie has worked at the Australian Institute of Sport, West Coast Eagles Football Club, an award winning global consulting firm, and Managing Director of her own business. Prior to her professional career. Kellie has been an elite sportswoman including an age group state Triathlon champion. Kellie holds aBSc, BPsych (Hons), MPsych, MBA (Finance and Innovation), and is completing her PhD in the Business School at UWA. She has achieved numerous academic and professional publications, awards, and honours for her work, and is an accomplished writer and speaker.
Kellie has a keen involvement in her children’s sport, and is a regular recreational cyclist in Perth and Down South with her family. Kellie has a particular interest in cycling in our South West region and road cycling safety. Kellie is a qualified company director and is an indepedent non-executive director of WestCycle.

Mike Rendell

Elected Director – Sport

With 25 years experience in the architectural profession, Mike holds a position as a Principal within the international design firm HASSELL.
With particular interests in road and track cycling, Mike became involved with the Northern Districts Cycling Club in 2004 and has held a number of positions on its committee including two years as Club President. Mike has also been actively involved with Cycling Western Australia, having participated as a delegate to its Constitutional Review Committee, Race Management Committee and Sports Development Committee. As an enthusiastic participant involved with the administration of the sport, Mike believes in the promotion of all forms of cycling to the wider community. Mike represents the racing community in his capacity as a representative director of WestCycle.

Rod Annear

Elected Director – Recreation

Rod is the Assistant Director of Parks and Visitor Services with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. He guides the planning and implementation of visitor facilities and experiences in parks and reserves across the state. This includes trails such as the Munda Biddi Trail, Bibbulmun Track and mountain bike trails and networks.
He is also an enthusiastic road and mountain bike rider and coordinates a recreation cycling group of around 120 people.
Rod is involved in the Ride for Youth and Youth Focus, a non-profit organisation that supports vulnerable young people.
Rod is a representative director of WestCycle representing the recreation dimension of cycling.

Paul Lavery

Elected Director - Transport

Paul has over 20 year’s experience working in applied marine science. He has worked in the Government sector in Australia and the USA and on some of the major marine restoration projects in Australia and overseas, including the Peel-Harvey Management Programme, the Boston Harbor Cleanup Programme and the Perth Coastal Waters Study. He was a contracted expert assisting in the development of the State’s first State Environmental Policy and has assisted in marine park planning through his involvement in several scientific reference groups. He is currently a member of the working group revising the ANZECC Water Quality Guidelines (biological monitoring).
Paul is a past Head of School and is currently the Associate Dean of Research and Higher Degrees at Edith Cowan University. Paul is a passionate cyclist and is a representative director of WestCycle representing the commuting dimension of cycling.

Jane Cutler

Independent Director

Jane Cutler is a professionally qualified independent non-executive director and is currently a director of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and a member of the WA Division Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She has more than 30 years of business and leadership experience in both the oil and gas and financial services industries. She has also held non-executive director positions in a range of government and private sector organisations.
She holds qualifications in engineering, business and environmental science and has a personal interest in community engagement and safety in addition to her experience in business management and governance.
Jane is an avid recreational road cyclist and commuter. As a mother of two she is keen to encourage opportunities for children and teenagers to ride safely to school, university and for enjoyment. Jane is an independent non-executive director of WestCycle.

Brad Pettitt

Independent Director

Dr Brad Pettitt was elected as the Mayor of the City of Fremantle in 2009. Brad has served on Fremantle Council since 2005 and has chaired the Urban Development Advisory Committee and the Transport Committee amongst others. Until taking up the role of Mayor, Brad was the Dean of the School of Sustainability at Murdoch University. His research and teaching expertise include climate change, international aid policy, and sustainability planning. Brad continues to be involved at Murdoch on a part-time basis.
Brad has previously worked with Oxfam in Cambodia and with the Australian Government Aid Program, AusAID, in Canberra. He is a dedicated commuter cyclist and independent Director of WestCycle.

Gary McGrath

Independent Director

Gary has over 20 years’ experience in the Global Financial Services industry. Gary currently holds the position of General Manager WA/SA Business Banking at Commonwealth Bank. The CBA Business Banking team focus on securing and enhancing the financial well-being of Business customers.
Previously, Gary spent 15 years with American Express across Asia in a variety of senior leadership roles including Vice President and Head of Strategy based in Singapore, CFO Asean, CFO India and CFO Indonesia. Gary is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds an MBA from Curtin University. Gary is a graduate of the AICD and is also an non-executive Director of the The Centre for Celebral Palsy.

Haley Lawrance

Independent Director

Hayley is a commercial lawyer with over 15 years experience gained at home and abroad in professional advisory and corporate roles.  Hayley’s industry specialty is small to mid-cap mining explorers and producers.  Hayley has a 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 10 years.
In 2011 Hayley consolidated her experience with a professional qualification from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Hayley continues to be an active member of the AICD, as well the Australian Mining and Petroleum Lawyers Association and Women in Mining. Hayley is a keen spectator of professional road cycling and is an enthusiastic recreational cyclist in her spare time, as well as a full time supporter of her teenage son’s sporting activities. Hayley is an independent, non-executive director of WestCyle.