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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 Salt Dish Café from 2009–2014 and is currently the hospitality lecturer at Central Regional TAFE. LAra coordinates and runs short skills sets for the hospitality industry locally, as well as in remote and regional centres such as Meekatharra and Perenjori.

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.

Craig Patterson

Board Member

As Managing Director of civil and earthmoving company Centrals, Craig continues to have a hands-on role in day-to-day operations, focused on building lasting opportunities for local Aboriginal groups. Craig was instrumental in the establishment of the Bayalgu Indigenous Pre-Employmet Training Program, an Aboriginal pre-employment initiative, and has previously served as President of the Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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.