Board of Directors


 

Chris Campbell - President

Chris is an Energy and Resources Executive, qualified as a Chartered Accountant, with over 20 years experience in senior operational, commercial and financial roles.

Chris currently holds dual roles with Alinta Energy as General Manager, Western Australia and General Manager, Trading and Portfolio Management, where he is responsible for key stakeholder engagement in WA and driving the ongoing competitiveness and growth of Alinta’s WA business.

Prior to Alinta, Chris held senior financial roles with the US listed, Fortune 500 company, Newmont Corporation, including being CFO of their Indonesian business and Financial Controller of their Australian business, as well as being a Director of their Australian subsidiaries.

"It is vitally important that all children and youth have a voice that is heard, listened to and acted upon, that they are strongly supported in their development, and that they are provided a safe environment and belong to a community within which they can flourish. As a Director of the Y WA, I commit to doing what I can to ensure this is the case."


Sheila McHale - Director

The Hon. Sheila McHale, a former Western Australian Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister and leader in the not for profit sector, brings significant governance experience, and strategic leadership expertise to the YMCA. As Minister for eight years in a 12 year Parliamentary career, Sheila held a range of portfolios including Tourism, Consumer Protection, Community Development, Culture, and the Arts, Aboriginal Affairs and Disability Services. Sheila was an inaugural member of the national advisory body to the Australian Charities and not for profit Commission (ACNC),  and is a state councillor on the Governance Institute of Australia (WA). Sheila is a Fellow of both the AIM WA and the Governance Institute of Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sheila is passionate about harnessing opportunities for the community of Western Australia and after ten years as CEO of Palmerston Association, one of WA’s foremost not-for-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, Sheila’s focus now is on contributing her skills and time as a non executive director on a range of boards.

"As a Director of the Y WA Board, I commit to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. It is my responsibility as much as that of every person connected to the Y movement to uphold the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Our culture of safety must be reflected at Board level."


Kendal Moss - Treasurer

Kendal Moss is a Regional Financial Controller at Multiplex, having joined the team in 2006 after a lengthy and successful international stint with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, Paris, Belfast and Hong Kong.

As Regional Financial Controller, Kendal is responsible for all financial aspects of the WA Business. This includes strategic and tactical forecasting, management reporting and daily management of cash flows and accounting for all client and supplier transactions. Kendal’s current projects have a contract value in excess of $2bn, which indicates the extensive responsibility she has obtained through her broad experience. Kendal brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with both local and multinational clients to the team.

"As a Director of the Y WA Board, I commit to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. It is my responsibility as with everyone involved and connected to the Y movement to uphold the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.  I will incorporate the requirement for safety in my assessment of reports issued to the Y WA Board and decisions made by the Y WA Board so that a culture of safety underpins all that we do."


Bruce Porter - Director

Bruce is Managing Director of his own property and investment consultancy business and is a licensed real estate valuer and property agent with over 30 years’ experience.

Porter Commercial have developed to become a potent specialist commercial agent offering management, agency, valuation and consultancy services, particularly focussed on shopping centre development/leasing and management and portfolio growth. Bruce is the Boards longest standing member and has been involved with the YMCA for most of his life. He has served on the YMCA WA Board since 2001 and is an honorary Life Member of YMCA WA.

"I have championed the safe guard of children all my life, in the family, in the community, in sport and recreation and through my Directorship with Y WA. Our children are precious and must be allowed to develop in a safe and rewarding community environment."


Ben Rosser - Director

Ben is a highly experienced business leader having amassed more than 25 years’ experience within commercial property agency, property development, manufacturing, and service sectors.

Ben joined Cedar Woods in 2015 and holds the position of WA State Manager.

Prior to joining Cedar Woods, Ben was CEO and Director of an ASX 200 subsidiary company, a position held for 4 years. The business comprised approximately 150 employees within 4 locations and of combined turnover of approximately $180m.

Prior to this he held COO, CDO and ultimately CEO positions over a combined 8 year period within a  private equity funded company he co-founded with partners in 2004 operating within property tourism, resource and affordable living sectors.

Ben is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a graduate of their Company Directors Course.

"Wholly consistent with YMCA Australia’s Child Protection Policy, I support the position that in our society every child and young person deserves the right to thrive, learn and grow, be respected, valued and enabled to become an effective adult member of the community. I also support the concept of a community in which the safety, stability, health, development and learning of every child and young person is protected and promoted throughout childhood and adolescence."


Eva Lin - Director

Eva Lin is a Partner at Jackson McDonald, a leading independent Western Australian law firm.  She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Her practice focuses on commercial dispute resolution and on the areas of energy, financial services, and intellectual property.

She has over ten years of governance experience in the not-for-profit sector, having previously served on the YMCA Council of Governors, and on the boards of International Art Space and Communicare Inc.  

Eva is passionate about the Y’s role in building supportive communities and places throughout Western Australia, especially for our young people. 

"Safety is essential to the Y’s mission, because young people can only be empowered when they feel safe. My commitment to safeguarding children and young people is a commitment to the Y’s people, its clients and the community we serve – all of whom have the right to feel safe."


Jon Bilson - Director

Jon is a business and management psychologist with a unique skill mix. As a holder of an MBA with a long history of business management, he gets businesses of all sizes. As a registered psychologist, however, he also gets the people that make those businesses tick.

Over the last twenty years, Jon has been working as a change manager and coach. After several corporate State Manager roles he now works with Senior Managers to instigate cultural change that lasts, and to generally improve businesses. He’s holistic in the way he does things, looking at the people within the business, projects, developing strategy and commercial awareness, and how everything might be made more innovative. Jon’s psychology background gives him some good insight into how people and all their quirks click together, or don’t.

Jon’s commitment to young people stretches to his role as Director on the board of Dismantle, a like-minded not for profit focused on young people. It is that commitment that makes him a valuable member of the YMCA WA Board.

"Nothing is as important as ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people. I am personally committed to ensuring that the voice of young people is heard, respected and valued and that they can be, and do feel, safe at the Y and in our community. We promote a culture of safety that enables and encourages the power of inspired young people to have a lasting positive impact on the world around us."


David Taylor - Director

David has extensive experience in educational leadership within State, Catholic and Independent settings spanning over 20 years.

David is the former Principal of Carmel School, Dianella. Retiring after 40 years in education, he has more recently provided short term leadership support in several Pilbara schools since 2017.

He has a deep understanding of educational governance, policy and the complex needs of young people.

"As a Director on the Board of Y WA we continually strive to provide opportunities for children and young people, supporting their growth and development within a safe and secure framework.  I am committed to their safety and wellbeing in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People expectations."


Tegan Chick - Director

Tegan is a solicitor at Lavan, a leading Western Australian law firm. She practices predominantly in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution, and family law. Tegan is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program, and sits on the Western Australian Rostrum Leadership Team. She previously held a position on the Governance and Risk Committee of the Y WA .

As an ex-employee of the Y, Tegan has a different insight into the workings of the organisation and brings a fresh new perspective to the board’s approach. As a relatively young board member, Tegan has recent lived experience as a user of the Y facilities, and applies that knowledge and experience in her position on the board.

"Providing a safe and supportive environment for children and young people is imperative in ensuring that the power of inspired young people can be promoted, and flourish.  As a Board Director, I am committed to ensuring that all levels of the Y WA , including the Board, uphold our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework and that this vision flows through all limbs of the organisation."