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 Chair of WestCycle Inc.

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.

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.

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.

Sarah Standish

Independent Director

Sarah has over 14 years’ experience in Australia and internationally in private practice and in-house legal, risk and compliance roles. Sarah currently holds the role of General Counsel with an ASX listed company, IMDEX Limited and is responsible for leading the risk, compliance and legal functions across the organisation. She is a member of the senior leadership team at IMDEX and the IMDEX Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Sarah holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Sarah is an active member of the AICD and a participant of the 2019 Director Pipeline Program. Sarah previously held a non-executive directorship with Bicycling Western Australia. She enjoys recreational cycling with her young family on weekends and attending professional road cycling events as a supporter and spectator. Sarah is an independent, non-executive director of WestCycle.