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RDA Perth Members

About RDA PerthRDA Perth Members

Michelle Sewell

Michelle is passionate in the sports arena having played, taught and coached many sports in her life.  She is an experienced educator and program co-ordinator in the field and currently oversees the AFL Auskick Program, AFL Nines and AFL Superkick across Western Australia at the West Australian Football Commission.  Michelle has also run two successful businesses involved in developing coaching and training programs with the aim to engage all children in sports as well as supporting young and emerging sports stars of the future.  She brings energy, strategic direction and operational delivery experience to RDA Perth.

Terry Evans

Terry has a strong background in marketing having run his own successful advertising agency and being the Marketing Director of a prominent large building company for over 17 years.

A long term resident of Darlington, Terry is passionate about the Perth Hills.  He is the Chair of Perth Hills Future, a community peak body working to build a strong economic future for the Perth Hills whilst protecting and enhancing the environment and culture of the area.

Previously, Terry has held Directorships at Freedom Marine and Western Australian Maritime Museum.

Alex MacKenzie

Alex has 18 years’ private and public sector experience working in property, planning and economic development in some six regions across WA.

His roles have included working with the City of Perth to build key sector capacity and position our State as a competitive investment and lifestyle destination.

Alex is currently leading a number of regional development initiatives aimed at increasing housing supply and choice.

Originally from a farm in the Wheatbelt, Alex has post-graduate qualifications in both town planning and regional development.

Colleen Yates, CEO

Colleen is an accomplished leader who motivates others to achieve what they previously thought to be unachievable.  Her leadership style is inclusive and she possesses stellar strategic thinking ability and down-to-earth communication skills with the capacity to deliver on outcomes.  She is a firm believer that change is exciting when you successfully ‘sell’ the vision of the new future and gain the full buy-in of all affected stakeholders.

Having worked for the past 35 years in a number of multi-faceted, composite and challenging positions and situations within the private, government and not-for-profit sectors, Colleen has become highly skilled at making decisions based on sound policy and consultation while applying common sense and simplicity to complex tasks.