Governance Network

The Governance Network aims to build capability and capacity of the governance professionals in WA local government.


Members of the Governance Network can visit the network's online portal here

2020 Network Meeting Dates:
Monday 20 April 2020
Friday 3 July 2020
Friday 18 September 2020
Friday 27 November 2020


The LG Professionals WA Governance Network Committee members are:

Jelette Edwards
Governance Coordinator
City of Rockingham

Brad Vitale
Corporate Compliance Officer
Shire of Waroona

Siobhan Rippington
Governance Coordinator
City of Perth

Natasha Mossman
Executive Assistant
Shire of Chittering

John Nuttall
Chief Executive Officer
Shire of Mount Marshall

Emma Heys
Governance Coordinator
City of Busselton
Deputy chairperson:
Claire Thompson
Governance Coordinator
Shire of Denmark

Mark Ridgwell
Local Government Specialist Consultant

Charlie Clarke
Manager Governance
City of Fremantle

Melinda Lymon
Principal Governance and Compliance Advisor
City of Belmont

Danielle Uniza
Senior Governance and Risk Advisor
Town of Victoria Park
The role of the network committee includes:
  • Providing a network of support and communication for members
  • Promoting the professional interests of members
  • Promoting a high standard of professional practices among members
  • Promoting education and training for governance professionals in local government
  • Providing advocacy through input to LG Professionals WA submissions and participating on relevant LG Professionals WA committees
  • Providing advice to LG Professionals WA on the professional needs of members
  • Contributing to the LG Professionals WA online communication with regard to governance issues
  • Supporting and promoting the function and purpose of the Network

2020 Network Committee Meeting Dates:
  • Friday 14 February 2020
  • Friday 3 April 2020
  • Friday 22 May 2020
  • Friday 3 July 2020
  • Friday 21 August 2020
  • Friday 9 October 2020
  • Friday 27 November 2020