On Thursday 16 February, at ‘An Evening with Leadership WA’, our Alumni, Board and special guests came together to recognise and celebrate exemplary leadership in Western Australia.

We were privileged to honour Anjie Brook (Signature 2015), recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Fellow Award and Professor Lyn Beazley AO, recipient of the 2022 Honorary Fellow Award – both recognised as selfless leaders who have shaped positive change in countless ways and communities.

Anjie, Executive Manager - Education, Youth and Leisure at YMCA WA is a highly accomplished leader who has driven a range of important development initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; strengthening and empowering communities in remote regions of our State. She is an unwavering advocate for Leadership WA and has supported us in many initiatives in the eight years since she graduated. Anjie thanked her peers for their continued support, citing just how impactful the alumni network is. She spoke about defining her leadership legacy and the compass it provides in anchoring to the present while propelling towards the opportunities of the future.

Professor Lyn Beazley AO is a distinguished neuroscientist, champion for gender diversity and policy-shaper in science and technology; Lyn’s contributions being highly respected in WA, across Australia and internationally. She spoke about her career journey and the defining but often unexpected opportunities she said yes to along the way. Lyn acknowledged the invaluable support of her husband and family as she pursued projects across the State, breaking down barriers and raising awareness of key issues as she went. Lyn had the room captivated and inspired, urging guests to never second guess themselves and to “follow their gut instincts”, as it’s always right.

We warmly congratulate Anjie Brook and Professor Lyn Beazley for their well-deserved recognition. They each embody the essence of Leadership WA, and our strong and influential network of leaders who are making real and meaningful difference in the community.