Our Board

ARINA AOINA

BOARD CHAIR

First generation New Zealand born Samoan living in Western Australia for 40 years, the last 7 years in a remote Indigenous community in the Kimberley.
Strong Family and Domestic Violence advocate for over 30 years focussed on maximising the safety of women and protection of children/young people on state and national levels.

Arina is committed to increasing the overall wellbeing and safety of individuals, families and communities, both Indigenous and Non – Indigenous.

Jeremy Edwards

Vice Chair

Jeremy is a skilled Local Government practitioner with 30 years’ experience in senior and executive management roles in both metropolitan and regional areas throughout Western Australia. Jeremy has a community oriented approach and is committed to enhancing peoples quality of life, he has proven Leadership and strong Governance skills along with a sound understanding of strategic frameworks in the not for profit and government environment. Jeremy was appointed to the board in 2019 and took over the role as Vice Chairperson in 2020. Jeremy holds qualifications in the form of a Graduate Certificate in Management from Deakin University, a Master of Business and Leadership from Curtin University and is a Fellow of Leadership WA. Jeremy currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at the City of Swan.

Rick Post

Board Treasurer

Rick Post has been working in Insurance & Risk Management since 1980, firstly at SGIO where he was a Regional Manager at the Goldfields office, then more recently at Centrewest Insurance Brokers as a Senior Insurance Broker. Since 2013 Rick has been Managing Director of this successful business & has been involved in several successful negotiations & acquisitions of Insurance Brokers.

Rick has been a Director of Steadfast Group for 2 years from 2010 & assisted in their preparation for public listing in 2013 & remains on the Steadfast Foundation Board

Jodi Wright

Board Member

Jodi is currently the Rapid Risk Reduction Manager with BHP at Newman Operations, and has a multinational career in mining in leadership, management and consulting roles spanning over two decades. Strengths include complex, dynamic and ambiguous problem solving, driving organisational value through strong operational and strategic skills, and engagement with multidisciplinary stakeholders.

Jodi is passionate about optimising business sustainability through the Environmental, Social and Governance lens and supporting their Social License to Operate.

Jodi holds a Global Executive MBA, Graduate Diploma of Mining and Honours in Bachelor of Engineering (Geological). Jodi is also a Fellow and Chartered Professional of The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Jodi is also on the Board of Newman Primary School.

Denise Rowe

Board Member

NZ born and educated. Australian resident since the early 1980’s. Worked across the Arts and Educational sectors within the Australian Film Industry at Big Shell Films and more recently Early Childhood Education within Steiner Education and Childcare. Currently Gallery Officer at Martumili Artists here in the Pilbara.

Lisa Clack

Board Member

Lisa is currently the Chief Executive Officer with the Shire of Merredin, and has a career leading public policy development and programs in both State and Local Government for over two decades. A skilled engager, she is experienced in addressing complex and contentious community issues, attracting divergent views.

Lisa is a current MBA candidate at University of Sydney, holds a Master of Social Science, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Graduate Certificate Management, Certificate Financial Accounting, and Diploma of Project Management. Lisa is also a Fellow of Leadership WA.

Cleo Alexander

Board Secretary

Cleo has had a career in maintenance spanning over 35 years with multi-industry experience and exposure to blue chip organisations. As a maintenance professional, Cleo is passionate about delivering excellence in maintenance systems, services, and quality outcomes. A capable and authentic leader that develops individuals, teams, and organisational capability.

Cleo commenced her career as an aircraft maintenance engineer, and advanced through the industry to become the Head of Maintenance for Virgin in Perth, before diversifying and joining the mining sector.

Vicki Kershaw

CEO

Vicki joined EPIS Inc in March 2020 as the CEO and has significant experience including leadership, governance, portfolio, contract and project management and a strong background and knowledge of community health service development. Vicki started her career as a clinician then progressed to health service development and funding, and has also worked in an advisory capacity at government level. As a proud Maori who has worked for many years in the New Zealand health industry she moved with her husband to Newman in July 2017 to be part of their grandson’s lives and is excited to be working toward reducing inequalities in the aged care and disability sector here in the Pilbara.

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