Feature Article - Two new Directors appointed to the Committee

The Committee for Perth is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors to the Board. Meath Hammond, Head of Corporate Affairs for BHP’s assets in Western Australia and Andrew Hill, Chief Operating Officer - Food Beverage & Entertainment at Crown Perth, have been appointed to fill the casual vacancies until the AGM in November 2019.

Mr Hammond and Mr Hill fill the roles vacated by Stephanie Buckland and John Nicolaou, who resigned at the end of last year due to work commitments.

“I’d like to thank Stephanie and John for their contribution to the Board during their time as Directors and welcome Meath and Andrew. I look forward to working with both of them as the Committee starts what is going to be another busy year as our work to reshape, reform and revitalise Greater Perth continues,” said Committee for Perth Chair, Kate Lamont.

Mr Hammond is on the UWA Business School Board; a Director on the Port Hedland Industries Council (PHIC); is a CEDA Trustee and has served as a Director on the David Wirrpanda Foundation as well as inaugural Chairman of the Pilbara Australian Technical College.

“I have a strong personal commitment to making Perth and surrounding regions a vibrant and sustainable place to establish and maintain business and social enterprises,” said Mr Hammond.

“From an international perspective, I lived and worked in Perth’s sister city – Houston, for many years. Houston struggles with many of the same issues as Perth, though at a much larger scale, including creating a diverse and liveable city that is capable of attracting and retaining the best people.”

Mr Hill has been a board member and Vice President of the Tourism Council of Western Australia and was inducted into the Australian Hotels Association Hall of Fame in 2015, for his dedication and commitment to the tourism sector.

“My solid foundation of experience in the tourism industry will ensure a consistently meaningful contribution to the role of a Director with the Committee for Perth. This would include my ability to utilise industry experience and knowledge to support Committee objectives, whilst providing insights into ever changing market patterns affecting the wider Perth community from a hospitality standpoint,” said Mr Hill.

“In turn, I personally enjoy the strategic challenges of board involvement and holding a stake in the ongoing development of the industry in Western Australia."

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.