Perth Education City Report

We invite you to join us for the Committee's first Food for Thought Leaders Luncheon for the year.

In 2016 Gaye McMath was appointed Executive Director of the Perth Education City Project. On behalf of all WA Universities the project explored the potential for Perth to grow as an international education city through the development of purpose built student accommodation and other facilities in the Perth CBD. The initiative has actively supported the announcement of two major projects in the Perth CBD and a number other projects in the development pipeline.

In addition to addressing the student accommodation issues the project also highlighted the importance of the international student education market on a national and international basis and provided a clear outline of the potential for Perth to grow as an international education city. The project recommended the development of a comprehensive State based strategic plan and an integrated “team Perth” approach.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Gaye McMath

Gaye is an experienced executive with nearly 38 years of business experience, including 20 years of board experience. Gaye currently provides strategic corporate advisory services in education, infrastructure and property development.

Gaye is on the board of Gold Corporation and was previously the Executive Director, Perth Education City Project, a major strategic initiative of the Western Australian Higher Education Council which comprises WA’s five universities to develop Perth as an international education city. Before this role Gaye was Chief Operating Officer (formally Executive Director, Finance and Resources and CFO) at the University of Western Australia (UWA) for 12 years and Pro Vice Chancellor Resources and CFO at Murdoch University for 3 years.

Prior to joining the University sector Gaye had a 23 year career with BHP Billiton (BHPB) where she held a range of senior executive roles in finance, strategy, planning, commercial and treasury management in the minerals, steel and corporate divisions.

Her qualifications include: B.Comm, MBA,FAICD, FCPA.

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.