Our Office

Level 2, Foreshore Business Centre
209 Foreshore Drive, Geraldton 
Western Australia, 6530

Phone: 

+61 8 9921 0702

Todd West

Chairman
Todd is CEO of Glass Co WA, which is WA’s largest regional glass processing and manufacturing facility and has won multiple local and State awards. Prior to Glass Co, Todd owned and operated Wests Glass, Security and Home Improvements before merging the two businesses in 2012. ‘Wests’ has operated in the Mid West since 1968 as a family business. As a dedicated local business owner Todd is passionate about expanding the Mid West as a service centre for the North West of WA and advocates for continued infrastructure investment in local businesses. He has been Vice President of the Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Executive Board Member of the local Master Builders Association and Regional Executive Member for the Glass and Window Association of WA. Todd joined the Commission Board in 2014 as a Community appointment.

Cr Kirrilee Warr

Deputy Chair
Kirrilee lives in Yuna (Chapman Valley) and is a Director, along with her husband, of their broadacre agricultural enterprise.  She has strong community involvement in sport, environment, heritage and industry development.  Kirrilee recently completed a three year term on the Rural, Remote, and Regional Women’s Network reference group and currently holds board appointments with Racing and Wagering WA and Regional Development Australia Midwest and Gascoyne.  She is also Secretary of the Yuna Farm Improvement Group and was recently elected to the Shire of Chapman Valley Council.  Kirrilee is passionate about empowering young people and women, telecommunications, economic development of primary industries, and education.  She is also a member and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Kirrilee was a Ministerial appointment to the Commission Board in 2012.

Cr Michelle Bagley

Board Member
Michelle is a primary producer at Yandanooka in the Shire of Mingenew. Michelle was elected to the Mingenew Shire Council in 1999 and has been Shire President for the past seven years. Prior to entering Local Government Michelle was actively involved in the several Mingenew sporting clubs and community committees.  Michelle was Coordinator of the local Youth Advisory Council for three years. Michelle is current Chair of the Midwest Regional Council, Chair of the North Midlands Regional Road Group and Deputy Chair of the Midwest Regional Road Group. She was the delegate for the Northern Country Zone of Local Government and also recently become a member of the Western Australian College of Agriculture - Morawa's Independent Public Schools Board. Michelle joined the Commission Board in 2012 as a Local Government member.

Lara Dalton

Board Member

Lara has spent the majority of her life in Geraldton, establishing strong family and community connections. She is an active member of the community and a member of many community and sporting associations.  Lara has had executive roles on schools and not for profit boards.  She was a member of the Governing Body of Leaning Tree Community School for eight years, and the Chair for three.  She has a passion for youth and youth issues and opportunities and is currently a member on the Short Term Accommodation for Youth (STAY) board.  Lara has a strong background in Hospitality, Tourism and Training. Lara established owned and operated the Salt Dish Café from 2009 – 2014 and is currently the Hospitality Lecturer at Central Regional college of TAFE she co-ordinates and runs short skills sets for the Hospitality  Industry locally, as well as in remote and regional centres such as Meekatharra and Perenjori. 

 

 

Ms Michelle Allen

Board Member
Michelle has a strong farming and community background with experience as a grain and livestock producer in WA’s Northern Agricultural Region. She was a Director in a broad acre family farming enterprise in Northampton and actively involved in the financial management and enterprise planning of the business. Michelle is passionate about local communities and has extensive experience working within community, industry and government organisations in a variety of roles. Initially she worked within grower and research organisations developing policy and strategies associated with seed imports, grains research and natural resource management. She was also a member of the Agricultural Protection Board of WA from 1999 – 2010, during which time she Chaired a Parliamentary Review of the State Wild Dog Management Program. Michelle remains involved with a number of local organisations in a governance capacity and plays a key role in the areas of communication and strategic planning. She has a particular interest in seeing the Mid West prosper and develop capacity to meet the intense challenges and terrific opportunities that come to such a diverse region. Michelle was a Community appointment to the Commission Board in 2014.

Mr Shane Van Styn

Board Member
Shane has worked as an accountant for the last 18 years, and has been involved in a range of small and medium businesses in the hospitality, construction, property services and security industries. 
He was first elected to Council in 2011 at 34 years of age and in October 2015 was elected the position of Mayor by the people of the City of Greater Geraldton.
Shane has served as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the City of Greater Geraldton since 2011 and in 2016 has assumed the role of Chair of Regional Capitals Australia.
Shane is a Fellow of CPA Australia and holds a degree in Accounting and is a registered taxation agent and auditor. 
Whilst born in urban Perth, Shane long expressed a desire to move to the regions. His ascension to the position of Mayor in regional WA is the fulfillment of a lifelong passion of being dedicated to the service of a regional community.

Carole Minney

Board Member
Carole has a strong background in the areas of health, employment, education and training and youth affairs. Based in Mountt Magnet, she is a Councillor at the Shire of Mount Magnet, Treasurer of the Mount Magnet Aboriginal Corporation.  She is a member of the Mount Magnet District High School Council and the Mount Magnet representative for the Mid West Aboriginal Organisations Alliance.  Carole is also a St John Ambulance Volunteer (No 20856) at the Mount Magnet Sub Centre. Carole has a keen interest Aboriginal economic development through tourism.

Jeffrey Calver

Board Member
Jeffrey Calver has worked in the health system for over 20 years. Originally living in the United Kingdom until recently, Jeffrey relocated to Geraldton four years ago to undertake a position within the local health service.  He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) and holds a Master of Science degree in Building Services Engineering and is a former Chairman of the East Anglia Region of the organisation.  Having developed many areas of interest over his career, Jeffrey has an interest in developing the local community and ensuring sustainability as well as health outcomes which are all vital to the development of the Mid West Region.

Mr Gavin Treasure

Board Member

Gavin is Chief Executive Officer of the Mid West Development Commission. He is a member of the Board by virtue of his position.