Scouts WA Board Members
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caitlin is a Senior Physiotherapist working in the tertiary hospital system. After completing Rover Scouts at Subiaco in 2018, she has nearly 20 years of experience as a Scout, starting in Cub Scouts and holding multiple leadership and event roles, including roles as Rover Crew leader and on the WARC Executive.
She was a Scout leader for nearly 2 years and has steered the Youth Empowerment portfolio since 2016 moving into the role of Deputy Chief Commissioner – Youth Empowerment in 2018, sitting on Swan Patrol since then. Her experience is rounded out with stints as WA Branch Youth Council member and chairperson, and attending Iceland World Rover Moot plus the World Scout Conference in Azerbaijan in 2017.
She has lead Scouts WA during the Covid-19 pandemic as Acting Chief Commissioner and now as the Deputy Chief Commissioner – Program Support and a Member of the Branch Leadership Team. Her experience and drive for Scouting will bring energy and passion to the Board, wishing for Scouting to be the best it can be, now and into the future.
Clinton joined the South Hedland Cub Pack in 1979 and has been a member of the movement ever since.
He chaired the WA Rover Council in 1996, earning the BPSA in the same year. His subsequent roles have included Deputy Chairman of the 2009 Australian Venture (Escape) and Branch Rover Adviser as well as Deputy Chief Commissioner – Strategic Services. Serving 23 years on the Training Team, mostly in the Rover section, since 2015 he has been the Group Leader at Rossmoyne Shelley where his 2 children are members.
Outside of Scouting Clinton is a chemical engineer. He manages a team of process engineers at a consultancy and has a reputation for his expertise in risk management.
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
A chemical engineer with additional degrees in Arts and Mineral Economics, Miriam has worked for major resources and contracting companies in a variety of roles including engineering, project management, diversity policy, project controls, marketing, technical development and innovation.
Miriam is currently a Director of Pilbara Minerals.
Miriam is an experienced manager and non-executive director who currently sits on two additional not-for-profit Boards (SHINE Inspire Achieve Belong Inc and the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council) and the Board of a statutory authority (the Minerals Research Institute of WA).