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RDA Perth Members

About RDA PerthRDA Perth Members

Brendan Bourke

Brendan is currently the Manager of Stakeholder Relations for Horizon Power and has over 15 years experience in building and managing key relationships and strategic opportunities across a broad range of sectors including government, business and industry as well as the education and community sectors.

Brendan has a proven track record of translating strategic aspiration to sustainable projects of value and has extensive experience in public relations and corporate communications.

As Horizon Power’s key representative on the Australian Square Kilometre Array Industry Consortium for the past 8 years, Brendan has worked collaboratively with a range of global and national companies as well as all levels of government.

In previous roles, Brendan worked in developing and implementing youth leadership programs.  He was awarded The Centenary Medal of Australia in 2001 in recognition of his service to WA communities, is a Fellow of Leadership WA (2004) and an Executive member of the Australian China Business Council (ACBC) WA Branch.

Brendan volunteers his time as a director of 98Five Sonshine FM, a mentor at WA Rugby and also as Chair of Crossroads Community for the Archdiocese of Perth.

Mark Brown

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 Environmental Manager for Monadelphous (an ASX 100 listed company) and is responsible for managing the environment and sustainability of operations on up to 80 different work sites across Australia and internationally. Previously, Mark worked for multinational companies such as 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, a member of the Sustainable Engineering Society (Engineers Australia) and a Director of the Malleefowl Preservation Group. He also sits on the environmental committees of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy.

Travis Burrows

Travis has nearly 30 years’ experience in the Australian and Asia Pacific Region including more 15 years’ experience in senior leadership positions. Presently he holds a senior operational leadership role with one of Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and service providers to the infrastructure, building, energy, resources and transport services sectors. In addition he is an elected member at City of South Perth. Travis 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. Travis has substantial experience with the feasibility, setting strategic direction, construction, project management, operations, asset management and corporate governance.


Ross Elliott

Ross has held leadership positions in international engineering, architectural and environmental science businesses serving clients in the global markets of energy, resources, aerospace, building materials, and oil and gas.  His areas of expertise include business strategy, leadership, governance and business systems implementation.

Companies included WMC Resources, Shell, Aker Kvaerner, Lycopodium, ProMet and Western Australian Specialty Alloys.  He has been responsible for technical services in support of mineral operations, innovation in the nickel industry, implementation of business systems to achieve preferred supplier status to the world’s largest aerospace companies and management of feasibility studies for major minerals projects in Australia and overseas.

Ross has been a Director of Resource International, a company that connects organisations that are generators of metal containing wastes with companies with the capability to recover the resources. He is currently consulting on due diligence and collaborative solutions for resource projects.

Ross holds a science degree with a major in chemistry from Curtin University, has studied at MBA level and the Advanced Management Programme at the University of Western Australia and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has also taught MBA students Data Analysis and Quality Management at the Australian Graduate School of Management.