Scouts WA Board Members

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The Scouts WA Board comprises 12 elected members, one ex-officio member (Scouts WA Chief Commissioner) and up to a further two members appointed by the Board.

The role of the Scouts WA Board is to:

  • Set the strategic direction for Scouts WA and oversee the formation and deployment of resources to achieve that strategic direction;
  • Appoint key Scouts WA officers, including Chief Scout, Chief Commissioner, President, Vice President and Honorary Treasurer; and
  • Ensure the overall organisational wellbeing of Scouts WA.

Scouts WA Board Members 2023

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Stephen Davies
Board Chairperson

Stephen has a long association with Scouts WA starting in 1976 as a Cub, Scout and Venturer, then Leader before being awarded his Queens Scout Award.

He is a passionate advocate for Scouting and our Youth Leading Adult Supporting program.

Stephen is an ICT business professional with over 35 years of experience. He has held many executive roles, including operating his own successful business for eight years and 12 years as the Chief Technology Officer of OptiComm, a publicly listed telecommunications company.

Today he spends his time as a professional Non-Executive Director and business and risk consultant. Since 2020, he has been the Chair of Astley Care Inc, a not-for-profit home care provider. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the unlisted public company DGtek – a Fibre to the Home telecommunications provider based in Melbourne. He holds multiple master’s degrees in science, business and law.

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Greg Stagbouer
Vice Chair

Greg brings over 30 years of experience in executive roles with him having fully built, developed and managed teams across a wide variety of operations, countries and cultures.

As the current General Manager for an automation and robotics company, his role combines technical and leadership skills. Prior to this position, Greg’s executive roles varied across mining and mining contractor companies including running his own safety and risk consulting business for over 10 years.

Greg holds tertiary qualifications in Mining, Adult Education and a Graduate Diploma and Masters in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety, along with a number of VET diplomas. Greg is passionate about youth development, and spent over 20 years as an Officer in the Australian Air Force Cadets and has been a national Board Member, member of the national risk committee and over five years as the Chair in addition to five years as the Vice Chair of the State Board of the Duke of Edinburg’s International Award.

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Rebecca Morse
Secretary

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education and recently completed a Master of Education. Currently, Rebecca is Head of Teaching at Communicare Academy, and manages the school operations, policies, funding, disability inclusion and supports.

Rebecca was a Brownie and Guide in Scotland. In 2005, when her family moved to Australia, she joined Scouts before being booted in 2017. Rebecca held many committee positions for WARC (WA Rover Council). After two terms as WARC Public Relations Officer, she became Vice Chairperson – Membership and Training position; before serving as WARC Chairperson.

Rebecca was the WARC Secretary and completed her Baden Powell Scout Award. Scouts awarded Rebecca the Ian Jennings’ Rover Service Award in 2018, in recognition of her service as WARC Chairperson and the growth of the Rover section during her time in the section.

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Natasha Morgan
Honorary Treasurer

Natasha is a CEO of a not-for-profit organisation in the aged care sector. Natasha’s foundations come from 13 years in the finance industry, giving her a good understanding of the drivers of business and the challenges that come along with it.

Natasha has a Bachelor of Commerce via Curtin University, Post-graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and Master of Leadership through Deakin University.

The importance of being a well-rounded and grounded person with strong leadership qualities is what has drawn her to Scouts WA and she is committed to ensuring Scouts WA continues in its mission to encourage the development of young people. Her spare time is spent with her husband and two young daughters. 

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Tanya Trevisan
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Tanya has worked within the property industry for over 35 years, based both internationally and nationally in addition to in WA. She is currently consulting full time to Fiveight, part of the Tattarang group of companies. Tanya transferred into this role from her previous role as Director of Infrastructure Projects at Minderoo

Tanya has a Bachelor of Architecture, is a registered (non-practising) architect and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Tanya has spent over 20 years working as a property development professional leading teams to deliver significantly scaled projects from inception to completion and has a deep connection with the property and construction industry in WA. She is a former president of the Property Council in WA and former Director of the national board of the Property Council of Australia.  Tanya is also the recipient of the 2022 WA Women in Leadership Award from the Urban Development Industry of Australia (UDIA) and recipient of the 2019 WA Crystal Vision Award from the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).

Tanya is a believer in youth empowerment, leadership and resilience and connects strongly with the Scouts’ mission: To contribute to the education of young people, to help build a better world, where people are self-fulfilled as individuals, and play a constructive role in society.”

Chief Commissioner Scouts WA
Ayden Mackenzie
Chief Commissioner

For the past thirteen years, Ayden has worked as a Youth and Community Development Officer for various local governments. He is also a member of the Governance Committee for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia.

Ayden is responsible for the operation implementation of the Scouts Australia Program in Western Australia. In recognition of an outstanding contribution to Rovering, Ayden received the National Rover Service Award in 2010. He was awarded the Silver Koala in 2018 in recognition of his outstanding service to Scouting and the Black Swan Award for eminent achievement and meritorious service that has advanced Scouting in an extraordinary way.

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Toby Blyth
Under 30's Rep

Toby completed a traineeship at the City Of Bunbury in their Community Development team, and is a Disability Support Worker, assisting people with disabilities to live life to their full potential. Supporting others is something that Toby values in all aspects of his life.

Toby started his Scouting as a Cub Scout at the Bunbury Sea Scout Group in 2005. In 2016, he joined South West Regional Rover Unit, and became a Cub Scout Leader and later Scout Leader at the Leschenault Scout Group.

Tobys’ passion for the youth program lead to him taking on the role of Assistant Regional Chief Commissioner Youth Program for the Country Region. 

He’s served as the Vice Chairman and Chairman of the WARC to be involved in many areas of Scouting, and continues to focus on supporting great programs both in his Rover Unit and through supporting events. 

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Fiona Shannon
Branch Commissioner

Currently, the practice manager at a physiotherapy clinic, Fiona enjoys volunteering with her children’s school P&C Committee and is also a member of the local Community Progress Association. 

Fiona has been a Guide and Scout since she was 7 years old. She went through all the Guide sections and when she was in Rangers, she was also a Guide Leader and a Rover. Fiona achieved both her BP Award and Queens Guide award.

When her children joined Cubs, Fiona became an Assistant Group Leader, followed by Coastal Plains District Leader and then Assistant District Commissioner for Melville. Since 2017, she has been the District Commissioner for Beeliar. Fiona is now the Regional Chief Commissioner – Perth South and a Member of the Branch Leadership Team.

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Caitlin Arcus
Branch Commissioner

Caitlin is a Senior Physiotherapist with nearly 20 years in Scouting, starting in Cub Scouts and holding various leadership roles, including Rover Crew leader and on the WARC Executive.

She has led the Youth Empowerment portfolio since 2016, became Deputy Chief Commissioner – Youth Empowerment in 2018, and served on Swan Patrol. Caitlin attended the Iceland World Rover Moot and the World Scout Conference in Azerbaijan in 2017.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, she acted as Chief Commissioner and is now the Deputy Chief Commissioner – Program Support and a Member of the Branch Leadership Team. Her extensive experience and passion for Scouting bring energy and dedication to the Board.