Board of Directors


Justin Eve - President

Justin is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Perth in Risk and Controls Solutions. With over 23 years’ experience supporting both the private and public sectors throughout Australia, UK, Europe and Asia, Justin is a specialist in governance, risk, systems and compliance matters. He is also a graduate of the AICD company directors program. Justin was honoured as one of WA’s Top 40 under 40 business leaders in 2012.

Justin also has an affiliation with teenage mentoring having participated in many programs and charitable activities. Justin attributes team sport to having moulded his values, promoting camaraderie, energy and a passion to succeed, through leading, inspiring and coaching.

Justin was previously Vice President and Chairs the Governance and Risk Committee.

 


Michelle Shepherd - Vice President

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in managing regulation and government policy in both the private and public sectors. She is currently a Commissioner at the Australian Energy Market Commission, which is the expert energy policy adviser to Australian governments. Prior to that Michelle spent over 6 years as the General Manager Regulatory and Government Affairs at Alinta Energy where she implemented its national government relations strategy and oversaw the management of regulatory risk and compliance. She has previously worked at AGL Energy, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Competition Commission (UK). Michelle was a non-executive Director of the WA gas market operator - the Retail Energy Market Company (REMCo) for 5 years.  

In addition to her Government Relations and policy expertise, Michelle brings a strong focus on compliance, risk management and governance to the Board.   

Michelle has a passion for connecting people in their communities and improving their mental and physical wellness. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Applied Economics and she is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Laura Koh - Director

Laura Koh is the Manager Corporate Engagement for Volunteering WA, the peak body for volunteering in Western Australia. This role allows her to manage the organisation's engagement with the business community, managing new and ongoing corporate relationships. She is passionate about the community sector, helping others and developing those around her.

Having previously worked at a children's hospital and volunteering in various roles with youth and children, Laura is particularly interested in and places great value on the investment made in the lives of young people through a holistic approach comprising body, mind and spirit. Laura has a Masters of Business Administration, Bachelors in Business Management with a minor in Global Business and emphasis on Organisational Management, and a certificate in Leadership and Management.


Kendal Moss - Director

Kendal Moss is a Regional Financial Controller at Multiplex, having joined the team in 2006 after a lengthy and successful international stint with Price Waterhouse Coopers 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.


Sheila McHale - Director

The Hon. Sheila McHale is the Chief Executive Officer of Palmerston Association, one of WA’s foremost not-for-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation services. As CEO, Sheila’s focus is to strengthen the governance and strategic direction of the organisation, explore opportunities for growth as well as overall responsibility for the organisation and its business and financial operations, external stakeholder relationships and leadership to the organisation.

Sheila is a former Member of Parliament (12 years) was a Cabinet Minister (8 years), during which time she held a range of portfolios including Tourism, Consumer Protection, Community Development, Culture, and the Arts, and Disability Services. Sheila is a member of the national advisory body to the ACNC, state councilor on the Governance Institute of Australia (WA) vice chair of the peak association WANADA and a member of the CCI’s Health and Community Services Forum. Sheila is a Fellow of AIMWA and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a certified member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Sheila is passionate about harnessing opportunities for the community of Western Australia.


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.


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.


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. 

 


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.