About our Alumni

Leadership WA Alumni are a strong and influential network of today’s and tomorrow’s leaders, making real and meaningful difference in the community.

“Sharing lifelong learning, engagement, social and professional interaction to fulfil our promise to achieve positive change in organisations and community”

Alumni are regularly invited to exclusive speaker events featuring the most experienced and insightful leaders in the State, professional development opportunities, masterclasses, and mentoring opportunities.

Our Alumni are highly sought for their leadership perspectives. They were invited to contribute to the State Government’s gender equality strategy, participated in open and honest discussion about the Uluru Statement from the Heart during NAIDOC Week and their opinions are sought by other WA leaders.

These events and network are an invaluable asset, ensuring Alumni continue to grow, exchange ideas, and foster a diverse and inclusive leadership community.

Leadership WA Alumni give back to the community through Skillsbank, an initiative, that matches Alumni skills to the strategic capacity building need of community and not-for-profit organisations and projects.

Alumni Awards

The Leadership WA Awards recognise the exceptional contributions of leaders in Western Australia. The awards, established in 2013, recognise and acknowledge leaders who have shown exceptional levels of community contribution and/or support of the work and values of Leadership WA.

Distinguished Fellow Award
  • Alumni of Leadership WA who have actively engaged and made a significant contribution to the Western Australian community
  • Graduate of Leadership WA Signature Leadership Programs and maintained Alumni membership status for five years or more
  • Made outstanding and enduring contribution to the Western Australian community
  • Embody the core values of Leadership WA
Honorary Fellow Award
  • Western Australian leaders who have made a significant and enduring contribution to Leadership WA
  • Leader living in Western Australia
  • Made a positive impact on the work and/or governance of Leadership WA over five years or more
  • Embody the core values of Leadership WA

Alumni also assist in making Leadership WA Programs and Courses more accessible by contributing to scholarship funds through the Leadership WA Foundation.

Sharing lifelong learning, engagement, social and professional interaction to fulfil our promise to achieve positive change in organisations and community

Alumni Awards Winners

Year
Distinguished Fellow
Honorary Fellow
2013
Justine Colyer, CEO, Rise Network
Dr Walter Cox, Former Chair Leadership WA
2014
David Thomas, CEO, R2R Services
David Rose, Director KPMG
2015
Prof. Frank Daly, Oceania Medical Director at Ernst & Young
Prof. Colleen Hayward, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor Edith Cowan University
2016
Dominique Mecoy, CEO, Leadership WA
Reece Waldock, former Director-General, Department of Transport WA
2017
Craig Spencer, GM Strategy & Performance, Royal Flying Doctor WA
Richard Goyder AO, Chairman of Woodside
2018
Joel Levin, Aha! Consulting
The Hon Kerry Sanderson AC, former Governor of Western Australia
2019
Ashley Reid, CEO, Cancer Council WA
Ian Carter AM, CEO, Melville Cares