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RDA Perth Members

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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 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.


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.

Damien Martin, Ex-officio

Damien Martin heads the research and modelling team at the Department of Planning.  The multidisciplinary team is responsible for producing key statistical information that guides and supports strategic policy decisions and planning outcomes for Western Australia.  This includes the WA Tomorrow population forecasts, the Urban Development Program (including the Hotspots Regional Land Supply updates), the Urban Growth Monitor (including  infill reporting), the Urban Development Outlook mapping, Economic and employment lands reporting, retail analysis assessment,  the State Lot Report, the Land Use and Employment Survey and the Metropolitan Land Use Forecasting System (MLUFS).

Damien  graduated with Honours from Flinders University specialising in Regional Economic Development.    Damien also holds a Masters in Public Policy and Management and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.  Prior to his current role, Damien spent 16 years in  local government having worked in the metropolitan and regional settings.