Our People

Fairbridge Patron

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO

Her Excellency the Hon Kerry Sanderson AO was installed as the 32nd Governor and the inaugural female governor of Western Australia on 20th October 2014. She is also the patron of Fairbridge as well as a number of other charities.

Prior to becoming Governor she has had a distinguished career both in business and in the public sector, and has chaired as well as served on a number of boards including chairing the State Emergency Management Committee and Gold Corporation, and been a non-executive director of two listed companies, and a director of not-for-profit and charitable and community boards.

Mrs Sanderson was Chief Executive Officer of Fremantle Ports from 1991 to 2008, a period during which container trade quadrupled and Fremantle Ports was awarded the prestigious Australian Business Excellence medal. Prior to this she was Deputy Director General of Transport and also worked in the WA Treasury for 17 years, the last five of which she was Director of Treasury’s Economic and Financial Policy Division.

In 2004, Mrs Sanderson was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the development and management of the port and maritime industries in Australia, and to public sector governance in the areas of finance and transport in Western Australia.

Fairbridge Trustees


Peter Newman 2015Professor Peter Newman Trustee for Environment

Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University. He has written 17 books but is best known in Perth as a media commentator and the person who saved the Fremantle Railway. In 2014 he was awarded an Order of Australia for his contributions to urban design and sustainable transport.
Peter has worked in local government as an elected councillor, in state government as an advisor to three Premiers, in the Australian Government on the Board of Infrastructure Australia and in the UN on the IPCC as a Lead Author for Transport.
Mr Richard Longley Trustee for Heritage

Richard Longley is an architect with over forty years’ experience in the profession. He has been involved with urban and remote projects in Australia and overseas.

He was heritage architect for the Mogumber Working Group, working with The Coalition of Peoples and the Aboriginal Lands Trust. He has also been architect for Indigenous projects in Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing and Roebourne.

Richard has been a member of several strategic committees for state and local governments including the Major Stadia Taskforce and Victoria Quay Advisory Committee for the Western Australian Government and the Fremantle City Centre Strategic Sites Committee and Urban Design Advisory Committee for the City of Fremantle.

As Director of Longley Architects International he has won two Royal Australian Institute of Architects awards, an award for Excellence in Urban Design from the Urban Development Institute of Australia and a City of Fremantle Heritage Award.

Richard Longley has been assisting Fairbridge Village for a number of years in his role as Honorary Heritage Architect.
Lieutenant General John Sanderson Trustee for Youth

Fairbridge Board of Governors

Doric headshots - 4.11.10Mrs Mirina Muir Grad Dip Environmental Law, Bach of Law, Bach of Education (Secondary) (Chair)

Mirina Muir has served on a number of Board’s including Chairwomen of a Regulatory Board in Western Australia, Executive member on Joint Venture boards involved in delivering resource and construction projects, Vice Chair – Chartered Institute Arbitrators (CIArb) and Chairwomen – Settlement Agents Supervisory Board.

She has over 7 years’ experience involving corporate commercial leadership, international trade, corporate governance, legal and risk management, as well as strategy development and implementation of company-wide initiatives.

Mirina Muir held the position of Principal Director – AM Australia Consultancy for over 10 years, which included consultancies for OTOC Australia - a company engaged in providing remote area infrastructure - assisting with overall commercial management of projects as well as McRae Investments - a private company with a diverse pool of assets - assisting with overall business strategies and both commercial and legal management.
HeritageCouncil20120808_4440Graeme Gammie Graduate Certificate of Business and a Diploma in Business Administration
(Deputy Chair)

Graeme Gammie is employed as the Executive Director of the State Heritage Office, and has solid experience in both the public and private sector

Graeme’s background is in strategy, finance and human resources coupled with practical heritage experience. He has a solid understanding of contemporary governance and a very strong level of accountability.

Graeme held the position of head of the then Office of Heritage, 2009, a branch of the Department of Housing and later the Department of Local Government and Communities. Graeme oversaw major governance and operational changes within the organisation, leading to the Government's decision to elevate it to a stand-alone State Government department.

Among his previous roles, Graeme was executive manager of Fremantle Prison where he created a new vision for the development and sustainability of the World Heritage listed site, establishing it as a premier heritage tourism attraction.
Alan RoseMr Allan Rose Bach of Buss (Acc); MAICD
Industry Experience - Experience in rail (6 years); aviation (15+ years); primary production & sales (6 years) and government (12 years) in various director, executive, general management, commercial and technical roles. Joining the Board of Fairbridge fulfils Allan’s desire to contribute more to his community through board and mentoring roles.
Ms Anne McKay Price Master of Engineering (Deakin University); Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University)

Anne joined Alcoa in 2014 as the Environmental Manager for the Pinjarra Alumina Refinery. She is a member of the refinery lead team with responsibilities that include managing the environmental performance of the refinery, ensuring Alcoa sustains productive working relationships with key stakeholders and providing leadership to the refinery’s Environment and Community Relations team.

Anne also sponsors the Pinjarra Alcoa Women’s Network, which aims to advance the position of women within Alcoa.

Anne has solid experience in driving change within large international organisations, having worked in chemical engineering and environmental roles in the mining, manufacturing and consulting sectors. Her strengths include the ability to manage complex environmental issues associated with a range of diverse mining and manufacturing operations. She possesses a detailed understanding of environmental and safety management systems, legislation, risk and compliance management, and auditing.
larry-davies2Mr Larry Davies Current Positions:
• Director of NEAS
• General Manager, Services and State Executive Officer, WA, Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
• Treasurer, District Cricket Council of the Western Australian Cricket Association.

Previous Positions:
• Director, ACPET for 7 years including one year as Chair.
• CEO, Directions, a Wheatbelt based organisation delivering Group Training, Vocational Training, Workforce Development and School services, for 7 years.
• Owned and operated private RTOs including a NEAS English college.
• Held various positions within the Department of Training (in its various guises) from 1983 until 2003 including Executive Director, Employment and Director of Industrial Training. A key responsibility was the introduction of a range of career advice services throughout Western Australia.
Ms Gningla Yannan

Fairbridge Management Team

Chief Executive OfficerDavid Russellemail
Corporate Services ManagerSusan Snowballemail
Construction & Maintenance ManagerIggy Matthewemail
Employment Pathways ManagerBrett Hawthornemail
Training ManagerKim Tantrumemail
Head ChefOliver Smithemail