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.
Travis Burrows, Deputy Chair
Travis has nearly 30 years experience in the Australian and Asia Pacific Region including more than 15 years experience in senior leadership positions. Most recently prior to joining Salt Lake Potash Ltd, he held a senior leadership role with one of Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and service providers in the infrastructure, building, energy, resources and transport sectors. He is a board member of the Perth Football Club and a former elected member at City of South Perth. Travis is a Mechanical Engineer and has a broad range of skills gained in a variety of roles across a diverse range of industries and understands the importance of strong and strategic leadership, decision-making and sound planning for the future. He has substantial experience in feasibility, commercial, project management, operations, asset management and corporate governance.
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.
Rhonda Hardy, Secretary
Rhonda 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.