New Committee for Perth leader aims to put Perth and Western Australia on the global stage

  • Paula Rogers appointed Committee for Perth’s second Chief Executive Officer.
  • Committee Chairman says new leader will reignite the Committee for Perth’s brand, membership engagement and impact.
  • National search for candidate identifies collaborative, strategic and strong leader.

Highly respected businesswoman Paula Rogers has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at leading Western Australian urban policy think-tank and advocacy organisation, the Committee for Perth.

Committee for Perth Chairman Tony Joyner said he was pleased that after a national search, the organisation had recruited an outstanding candidate who was the ideal person to steer the advancement of our city and State.

“Paula is known for her collaborative and strategically-driven leadership, and she is passionate about helping WA flourish and grow,” Mr Joyner said. “Her leadership role with the Committee for Perth is a perfect match for her career experience, which includes financial publishing, event management, membership and stakeholder engagement, marketing and communications.

“The Board and I are looking forward to working with Paula on our new Strategic Plan and harnessing opportunities to position Perth as a global destination where people want to live, work, invest, study and visit.”

Ms Rogers said the appointment was her dream job. “I fell in love with this special place when I arrived in 2002 to live with my young family. The iridescent, never-ending blue sky, the climate, our indigenous heritage, the industry and economic opportunity all have me hooked and this is my forever home. Now I have a role that allows me to put my passion into practice.”

Ms Rogers said she takes on the role 16 years after the Committee for Perth was established and acknowledged its significant achievements in that time and the contributions of members, staff and past and present Board members.

“I am now looking forward to exploring even more ways to engage with our members and the Board for the future advancement and promotion of Perth and Western Australia’s place on the global stage,” she said.

“I believe Perth is on a path to greater economic diversification and opportunity. The Committee for Perth will continue to develop evidence-based research, thought leadership and business development opportunities for our members.

“We will focus on encouraging optimism and new ideas, coupled with ambitious plans for working with government, private and community sector groups for the advancement of Perth and Western Australia.”

Ms Rogers commences in the role on Monday 30 January 2023.