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Todd West


Todd is CEO of Glass Co WA, Western Australia’s largest regional glass processing and manufacturing facility and recipient of multiple local and state awards. Prior to the inception of 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.

Lara Dalton

Deputy Chair

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.

Mr Shane Van Styn

Board Member

Shane has worked as an accountant for 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.

Jeffrey Calver

Board Member

Jeffrey Calver has worked in the health system for over 20 years. Originally from the United Kingdom, 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.

Karen Chappel

Board Member

Karen is strongly committed to community and local government, being Shire President at Morawa since 2009, President of the Northern Country Zone of WALGA, State Councillor of WALGA and recently was awarded a Life Membership of WALGA. Karen is a Board member of various Boards and Committees including the Local Government Advisory Board, Rural Financial Counselling Services WA, Primary Production Services and Desert Blue Connect. Karen has a Diploma in Local Government (Elected Member) and is a Graduate of AICD. Karen has a strong connection to the region, having farmed in partnership with Lindsay Chappel south of Morawa for the last 25 years. Karen was a founding member of both RFCSWA and NEFF.

Carole Minney

Board Member

Carole has successfully nominated for the ‘Community’ portfolio on the MWDC Board and is supported by WACRH (Western Australia Centre for Rural Health) and MAOA (Midwest Aboriginal Organisations Alliance). Carole is a Malgana Woman from Shark Bay who has been living and working in Mount Magnet for eight years, and who has been a voice for the Murchison Region.Carole has a strong background in health, education, employment, training and indigenous community engagement. She would like to see more meaningful training developed in the Mid West/Murchison region, for the smaller communities. This will improve the smaller communities and assist in the economic development for the whole 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.