We are delighted to introduce our 2024 Signature Leadership Program cohort. These 38 diverse and established Western Australian leaders represent a range of sectors and industries and each contribute passionately to the WA community.

We are also pleased to acknowledge and thank the Leadership WA partners who support key sector scholarships for the Program and congratulate our 2024 recipients.

The GGA and CBH Group Growing Leaders Scholarships, were awarded to Gemma Walker, Business Owner of Hamilton Downs and Sam Messina, Administration Officer at Spring Park Farms.

The new Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Culture and the Arts Scholarships, were awarded to Lauren Brunswick, General Manager at The Last Great Hunt and Courtney Fiddian, Head of People, Social Impact and Sustainability at the Perth Festival.

You can discover more about the Scholarships we offer, including the Leadership WA Foundation and LeadAbility Scholarships, here.

We wish our 2024 cohort an outstanding leadership journey as they embark on the 2024 Signature Leadership Program.

Leadership WA Signature Leadership Program 2024 cohort:

  • Adrienne LaBombard, Director, Policy and Advocacy, The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA
  • Alexandra Willis, Marketing Manager - WA Domestic Gas, Woodside
  • Alizanne Cheetham, General Manager, Policy and Legislation, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • Archana Viswanathan, Head of Asset Performance, Western Power
  • Asher Ryall, General Manager, Programmed Industrial Maintenance
  • Clair Brennan, Manager - Services Contracts, AngloGold Ashanti
  • Conor O'Shea, Assistant Director Building Permit Authority, Department of Finance
  • Courtney Fiddian, Head of People, Social Impact & Sustainability, Perth Festival
  • Dan Spada, Principal, Service Integration, Kinetic IT
  • Gemma Walker, Business Owner, Hamilton Downs
  • George Eskander, Executive Area Director Clinical Services, North Metropolitan Health Service
  • Isabel de Jesus, Chief Financial Officer, Scott Park Group
  • Joanne Willesee, Principal, Hammond Park Secondary College
  • Jody Mahoney, Bass Strait Asset Manager, Woodside
  • Jonathan Owens, Technical Services Manager, BHP
  • Julian Canny, CEO, Euphorium
  • Laura Sturba, Manager Acquisitions - Operational Technology, Water Corporation
  • Lauren Brunswick, General Manager, The Last Great Hunt
  • Leanne Bott, Head of First Aid, St John WA
  • Leighton Henley, Acting Director Executive Services, Office of the Director General, Department of Communities
  • Lindsay Dobson, General Manager Engineering, BHP
  • Matthew Hill, Head of Supply Chain, Synergy
  • Meryl Shimmin, Program Director Global Attraction and Engagement, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Richard Asch, Head of Cyber Security, Western Power
  • Ryan Mascarenhas, Head of Operational Readiness, Mineral Resources Limited
  • Sam Pike, Assistant Director - Asset Delivery, Western Australia Police
  • Sam Gray, General Manager Strategy and Commercial, BGC
  • Sam Messina, Administration Officer, Spring Park Farms
  • Shae Garwood, General Manager, Advocacy and Strategy, Anglicare WA
  • Stuart Wade, Chief Superintendent State Operations, Department of Fire and Emergency Services
  • Susan Mylne, Executive Director Clinical Service Strategy and Population Health, East Metropolitan Health Service
  • Susan Mc Diarmid, Principal Consultant Leadership and Talent, Public Sector Commission
  • Tabitha McMullan, Chief Executive Officer, FORM – Building A State of Creativity
  • Tanya West, Partner, Deloitte
  • Tara Eastep, CEO, SECCA
  • Ursula Kretzer, Senior Manager Water and Environmental Policy, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • Verity Sullivan, Regional Leader, Mission Australia
  • Vicki Bosworth, Executive Director, People and Culture, PeopleKind Group