The Board

 

The Broome Future Alliance Ltd board of directors’ is made up of:

  • 5 Independent Directors – elected in their own capacity and
  • 4 Institutional Directors – individuals holding prescribed positions in their respective Institutions as detailed in bold lettering below.
  • The Chair must be one of the 5 Independent Directors.
DENIS RYAN OAM

DENIS RYAN OAM

CHAIRMAN

Denis resides in Broome and was a former Director of the Broome Future Ltd organisation formed in 2014 which commissioned the Unlocking the Door report.

Denis has extensive experience in Financial Services undertaking State Management (WA and Victoria/Tasmania) roles within Commonwealth Financial Services and also served as Managing Director of D J Carmichael Pty Ltd and Managing Director of his own Management Consulting firm.

Denis was the recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community through his role as Chairman, Foodbank WA and Director, Foodbank Australia.

In addition to his critical role as Chair of the Broome Future Alliance Ltd, Denis is also the current President of the Broome’s Bowls Club

TIM BRAY

TIM BRAY

DIRECTOR

Tim is currently the Director, Regional Planning & Project Delivery, Kimberley Development Commission (KDC) , Dept Primary Industries & Reg Development. Tim is highly knowledgeable and experienced in the economic, social and cultural challenges and development opportunities of the region.  In his role, Tim has been involved in the development of numerous strategic reviews, actions and initiatives across the Kimberley Region including the KDC report – 2036 and Beyond: A Regional Investment Blueprint for the Kimberley. Tim lives and works in Broome.

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor

DIRECTOR

Peter is president of Broome Chamber of Commerce & Industry.  He has worked in a number of senior operational management roles in the resources industry in the Kimberley, spent time in the real estate sector in Broome and has developed a number of commercial properties. 

Peter is passionate about the need to create the right environment for small and medium businesses to grow and prosper in Broome as they are the drivers of the local economy and provide jobs and opportunities particularly for the hundreds of young people and young families looking to make their futures in the region.

PETER YU

PETER YU

DIRECTOR

Peter is currently Chief Executive Officer of Nyamba Buru Yawru Ltd.

Peter is a Yawuru Man from Broome with over 35 years’ experience in Indigenous development and advocacy in the Kimberley and at the state, national and international level.

He has been an advocate for the social, cultural and economic advancement and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities and has been instrumental in the development of many community-based regional organisations. Peter was Executive Director of the Kimberley Land Council during the 1990s and had a national leadership role negotiating the Australian nation’s response to the High Court’s 1992 Mabo decision.

He was a key negotiator on behalf of the Yawuru Native Title Holders with the WA State Government and Shire of Broome in the 2010 Yawuru native title agreement. Peter sits on a number of boards including Australian National University Council, Chair of the Indigenous Reference Group advising the Ministerial Council for Northern Development, Deputy of AFL ATSI Advisory Council and Deputy Chair of Broome Futures Alliance.

JODY BELL

JODY BELL

DIRECTOR

Jodie is a descendant of the Butchella and Jagera people of South East Queensland, but has spent most of her life living in Western Australia.  Jodie has been with Goolarri Media Enterprises, a community-owned Indigenous media company, since early 2008, following 12 years as CEO of Marra Worra Worra, the largest Aboriginal Resource Centre in the Kimberley region.  Prior to this Jodie worked for ATSIC in the Commonwealth Government, working across the East and West Kimberley, assisting groups to acquire and develop pastoral leases, and set up small micro-enterprises in remote communities.  Jodie has been a Director of Bandaral Ngadu Pty and KRSP Pty Ltd and is a Director on the Board of RAMU Productions Pty Ltd, Goolarri’s Production Company and the National Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS) Ltd.  Jodie has also held a number of community positions such as the Chair of the Fitzroy Crossing District High School Council for 6 years and Inaugural Chair of the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre in the West Kimberley from 2010 – 2013.

Geoff Haerewa

Geoff Haerewa

DIRECTOR

As a long term resident of Derby and business owner for over 20 years, Geoff has a strong understanding of the socio-economic dynamic across the Kimberley region. Geoff believes his time spent as a business owner equipped him with the tools to understand the importance of the economy as it contributes to the social outcomes for the community.

Geoff has been actively involved in organisations that complement his business activities and give him exposure to the broader view of how economic and community development must work cohesively. In the past decade, some of his involvement in the community includes contribution in a volunteer capacity to organisations such as Derby Chamber of Commerce, Derby Squash Club, and Derby District High School.

In his role as the Derby Shire President, Geoff is required to work with a wide cross-section of people and organisations to identify real needs and possibilities to progress the Kimberley region. Geoff would like to see the Kimberley region develop through structured processes of consultation that are transparent, efficient and ultimately enable development to occur within regulatory frameworks in a timely manner.

Mr. Haerewa has also recently been appointed as Deputy President of the Board of the Kimberley Development Commission. 

HAROLD TRACEY

HAROLD TRACEY

DIRECTOR

Harold  has over 35 years’ experience in the building industry, after completing his Carpentry and Joinery apprenticeship in 1987.

After working throughout Western Australia on a vast array of projects including; Commercial, Residential, Commonwealth and Government,  Harold returned to his hometown Broome in 2000 and established H&M Tracey.

Since 2000 H&M Tracey has grown to become one of the Kimberly and Pilbara’s largest and most awarded builders. 

As the  President of the Shire of Broome, Harold acts as an Institutional Director on the Broome Future Alliance Board. As one of the Growth Plan Partners Harold assumed a key role in the development of the Growth Plan. His extensive business, local government, community  and regional experience and ‘can do” attitude is invaluable in driving toward the outcomes of the Growth Plan for the long term growth and  sustainability of Broome and the West Kimberley region.

RON (‘SOS’) JOHNSTON

RON (‘SOS’) JOHNSTON

SECRETARY

Ron or ‘Sos’ as he is affectionately known by all, is a celebrated member of the Broome, and indeed, the Kimberley community.  Having lived and worked in the Region for over 50 years, aside from his business and professional  activities,  Sos has served as President of the Shire of Broome  ( 1990-97, 2015-2017),   President of the Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( Life Member),   President of Kimberley Tourism Association and President of  Australia’s North West , ANW  ( Tourism WA) . He has gained Life membership in all of these organisations for his contributions.Sos also served on the Board of Horizon Power.

Sos was awarded the Sir David Brand Medal for Tourism and the Centenary Medal for his significant personal contributions to the Tourism Industry and community.

 Sos was an inaugural Director of the Broome Futures Ltd in 2013 and continues in that capacity with the newly transitioned Broome Future Alliance Ltd. 

TONY BREUGEM

TONY BREUGEM

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr Breugem was a former Executive Director with Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd (MMAL) and also spent 7 years as an equity partner, Director/ General Manager of a significant multi-franchise automotive retail business in Hobart, Tasmania.

Mr. Breugem has extensive experience  in Human Resources management, Supply Chain management (procurement, purchasing and logistics), Sales and Marketing. Mr. Breugem moved to Broome in early 2017.