RDA Perth Members
Keith Ellis, Chair
A former Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President and Councillor, Keith Ellis is a well known marketing agent within the Perth community, specialising in TV production and marketing.
Keith is an avid sportsman, as past captain of the Royal Perth Golf Club, former Deputy Chairman of Greyhound WA, and has been assoicated with tennis, hockey and surf clubs over the years.
With a commitment to the local community, Keith is the President of the Darling Downs Resident’s Association and a past State President of the Local Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a board member and current patron.
Rhonda Hardy, Secretary
Rhonda Hardy was appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Kalamunda on 8 July 2013. Rhonda has over 20 years’ professional experience in a diverse range of organisations including the State and Local Government sectors. For the past 12 years she has undertaken senior management roles in local government with a high degree of achievement.
Prior to commencing with the Shire of Kalamunda Rhonda was Director Regional Services at the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council. Her responsibilities in this executive role included building of strong partnership opportunities to stimulate economic prosperity, environmental development including providing support for the implementation of environmental initiatives; grant funding, coordination for projects across the community and political advocacy to promote the needs of Perth’s Eastern Region on behalf of the six member Councils.
Rhonda has a proven track record of strong leadership in various multidisciplinary organisations, business improvement, achievement of financial goals and a high level ability to negotiate complex issues and resolve conflict.
Rhonda is of the belief that the Perth will face some major challenges in the short to medium term and will require strategic and incisive leadership. As a member of the RDA Perth she is intent on ensuring that the interests of Perth citizens is paramount to her as she strives to work toward a successful and vibrant future for the Perth.
Elizabeth Taylor, Treasurer
Elizabeth has had 28 years’ experience in local government including eight years as a Shire President as well as 21 years’ experience in Statutory Planning covering the State. She holds a Grad Certificate in Development Planning and also has 40 years’ experience in running two separate small businesses. Elizabeth is currently a Director of Forrestfield/High Wycombe Community Bank and a member of the Swan Valley Planning Committee.
Mark Brown is an environmental scientist who has more than 15 years experience working across Australia for the benefit of natural resource management.
Mark is currently the Senior HSE Advisor for the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) and is responsible for managing the environment and sustainability of operations on over 2,000km of natural gas pipeline assets. Previously, Mark worked for companies such as Monadelphous, Boeing, community NRM groups and local Landcare operations.
Mark believes that the health of a community is directly related to the health of its environment which includes recreational facilities, public and alternative transport options and natural areas to enjoy.
Mark is a member of the Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand. He also sits on the environmental committee of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy.