About the Committee

The Committee for Perth is focused on making a positive difference to Perth’s future.

We provide a unified, apolitical and informed voice for our members. They come from a diverse range of sectors, but they are all passionate about the future of the Perth and Peel region and want to make sure that it’s the best it can be for their business, staff, family and the wider community.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a region with an integrated strategic plan which ensures that Perth is a city to live, work, visit, study and invest.

Our Mission

We provide a systematic channel through which Perth’s business and community leaders can make an enduring contribution to our vision.

Our Purpose

The Committee for Perth informs and advocates for change that improves the cultural diversity, economic prosperity, sustainability and world class amenity of Perth.

Our Board
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Kate Lamont

Kate Lamont

Chair - 2018 to date

BIO

Kate Lamont has more than three decades of experience in the wine, food and tourism industries in Western Australia. She has overseen the development of her family’s business from a tiny one person farm to an integrated food and wine group with 80 employees. The family operates popular licenced restaurants, cellar door and specialist wine stores in the Swan Valley, Margaret River, the Perth CBD and Cottesloe. Amongst the Lamont’s businesses is a winery that produces between 7 and 10 thousand cases of wine a year from fruit sourced across Western Australia and an import/distribution operation that sources wines from all over France, Italy and Spain that specialises in Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Tuscany. As one of Western Australia’s best known chefs, Kate Lamont has written 4 cook books with sales in excess of twenty five thousand and has contributed to various books, magazines and newspapers including The Weekend Australian and The West Australian. She is an occasional guest presenter on ABC local radio Perth. Kate is experienced in developing new, relevant and desirable products that attract new customers as well as keep existing users satisfied, advocating and spending. Kate has developed, maintained, protected and grown a brand in a highly competitive sector which includes driving sustainability and profitability through a variety of revenue streams. As a part of the now established Lamont business ethos, Kate revamps the group’s activities, and even venues, long before they tire in the public’s perception. She is a regularly requested speaker for the corporate and the hospitality worlds and is a regular advocate for small business entrepreneurship. As an example, in September 2014 Kate was invited to and delivered the Graduation Address to The University of Western Australia’s Science faculty. Kate Lamont has the sound skills and coalface experience to recognise flaws in strategy that can compromise implementation. This includes a respect for relevant community views. Kate has worked in the service sector for 30 years, speaks to customers every day and has a genuine sense of what appeals to various demographics and ages. As an employer she has a substantial understanding of what innately drives performance and practical IR solutions.

Kate Lamont

Kate Lamont

Chair - 2018 to date

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Director - 2018 to date

BIO

Andrew Hill is the Chief Operating Officer – Food, Beverage and Entertainment at Crown Perth. As COO of WA’s largest single site, private sector employer, Andrew is actively involved in the promotion of tourism on a daily basis and acts as a mentor and role model to a cross section of his 2,438 strong hospitality team, across Crown Perth’s three hotels, 39 restaurants and bars, nightclub, convention centre, property services and theatre. “Crown’s vision is to create a world-class tourism destination and I am proud to be part of the strategic committee dedicated to achieving this goal.” With a proactive sponsorship program and conventions portfolio, Crown works to attract world-class events and tourism opportunities for Western Australia. Long-term partners include the state’s AFL teams and Crown also previously partnered with the Tourism Council of Western Australia as venue sponsor of the Western Australian Tourism Awards. Andrew is the Vice President of the Tourism Council of Western Australia and has been a board member for the last 13 years, enjoying the strategic challenges of board involvement in the development of the industry in Western Australia. Andrew also sits on the Tourism Committee for the Perth Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was previously President of the Accommodation Division for the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) W.A, with formal induction into the AHA Hall of fame in 2015 for his dedication and commitment to the tourism sector. Andrew is married to Danielle and they have two sons named Harrison Samuel and Lachlan Mitchell.

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Director - 2018 to date

Our Team
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Marion Fulker

Marion Fulker

Chief Executive Officer

BIO

MARION FULKER is recognised internationally as a leading expert in the future development of cities. As Committee for Perth’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer, Marion leads a highly respected organisation that is focused on Perth’s growth as it develops into a region of 3.5 million people. In this role, Marion has overseen more than 100 research projects that have provided insight into Perth’s economy, mobility, gender equality and reputation. In order to provide best practice learnings for Perth, Marion has undertaken on-the-ground research into almost 40 cities globally with a focus on governance, infrastructure, planning, urban renewal and cultural vibrancy. Her expertise in this space has seen Marion become involved with various expert panels that advise government on city development and growth. She has recently been appointed to the board of Infrastructure Australia. Marion is recognised as one of Australia’s 100 women of influence and in 2016 was named as a WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year (For Purpose & Social Enterprise). In 2019 Marion was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. She is the past Chair of the Heritage Council of Western Australia and the Conservation and Parks Commission. Marion is a mentor, coach and confidant to business, government and community leaders. She has an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business and is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. She is currently studying an Executive MSc in Cities program at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her extensive business, board and community experience have contributed to her reputation as a dynamic and compelling speaker, thought leader and commentator.

Marion Fulker

Marion Fulker

Chief Executive Officer

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Committee for Cities and Regional Network
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The Committee for Perth is part of a wider network of like-minded organisations - the Committees for Cities & Regions.

This influential network brings together independent Committees that each operate within their particular city or regional area to enhance their economic, social, cultural and environmental development.

The network aims to build on the rising strength of Australia and New Zealand's cities and regions and work together to advance issues of national significance around population growth, economic development and social cohesion.

To read more about the Committee for Cities and Regional network and each Committee for please click here. If you would also like information on how to join the network please click here.

How We Work

The Committee for Perth’s success is due to the quality and impact of our work.

  • We seek to inform policy development in government.
  • Our guiding principles ensure we operate without vested interests or individual commercial gain.
  • Our views are underpinned by our substantial body of fact-based and credible research.
  • We adopt a solutions focused approach.
  • We apply a unique advocacy model.
  • We work collaboratively and have an ever-growing reputation as a credible source of information for government and the media.


Our Guiding Principles

The Committee for Perth is governed by a clearly defined set of guiding principles.

  • Our members drive the agenda and momentum for our initiatives.
  • We are apolitical and receptive to alternative opinions and proposals.
  • We add innovative thinking and thought-provoking debate about the opportunities for Perth.
  • We develop and nurture partnerships between business, local and state governments, non-government organisations and the community.
  • As the gateway to Western Australia, our focus is on the greater Perth metropolitan region.
  • We are committed to supporting short and long-term, sustainable, beneficial and high impact change for greater Perth.
  • Our Board and Executive are recognised as motivated and respected stakeholders.
  • We don’t act as a driver of the pecuniary interest of individual members.
  • We are advisors, catalysts and supporters of strategic development – we are not implementers.


Delivering on the Purpose

The corporate governance and operational model of the Committee for Perth has been developed to create an effective, member driven organisation that acts at all times for the greater good of Perth.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.