Our Board is responsible for setting our strategic direction, monitoring performance, managing risk and maintaining compliance.

George McCullagh

Initially appointed Director of the Board in September 2010, George became Deputy Chairperson in June 2015 and as of 1 January 2018 chairs the DevelopmentWA Board.

George was previously a Partner with the international consulting firm Deloitte. Over the past 15 years he has worked as a consultant in independent practice providing commercial and advisory services to a range of planning, infrastructure, transport and redevelopment organisations in Western Australia. George is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kylee Schoonens
Board Member

Kylee has been a Board member since September 2016 and is Chairperson of the Board’s Statutory Planning Committee and a member of the Governance and Remuneration Committee.

As an experienced Architect and Director of her own architectural practice, Kylee has led the design and delivery of many aged care, multi-residential, retirement and community projects across Western Australia. She was the recipient of the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects WA Emerging Architect Award and the 2014 40under40 Award for her work within the architectural profession.

Kylee is also a Non-Executive Director for Bethanie, WA’s largest not-for-profit aged care provider and a Residential committee member for the Property Council of Australia (WA Division). She previously held roles as a Division Councillor for the Property Council and a Chapter Councillor for the Australian Institute of Architects. Kylee is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Simon Read
Board Member

Appointed to the Board in April 2010, Simon currently chairs the DevelopmentWA Audit and Risk Management Committee. His hands-on skill set has been honed for more than 25 years of working with Australia’s leading corporate recovery specialists. He has specialised in corporate reconstruction, turnaround and business improvement.

Simon currently runs a consulting business specialising in the complex area of the Personal Property Securities Act. He has worked across many industries with significant experience in forestry, mining, engineering, finance and property. Simon is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant.

Jane Bennett
Board Member

Appointed to the Board on 1 January 2018, Jane is a member of the Board’s Statutory Planning Committee.

With extensive experience as a practising town planner in local government and private practice, she has been instrumental in the planning and delivery of major residential, commercial and industrial projects in Western Australia, as well as major government and institutional projects. Jane is a strong advocate for, and actively involved in the planning reform agenda.

Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was made a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia in 2015 for her contribution to planning. Jane is an owner and Director at CLE Town Planning and Design and is a member of the Western Australian Planning Commission. Jane is an UDIA WA Councillor and Chair of the Planning Committee.

Dale Page
Board Member

Appointed to the Board on 1 January 2018, Dale is a member of the Board’s Statutory Planning Committee, Governance and Remuneration Committee and Audit and Risk Management Committee.

As Director of Planning and Community Development at the City of Joondalup since 2010, Dale is responsible for statutory and strategic urban planning, building approvals, environmental health (including immunisation), planning and building compliance (including swimming pools), community development activities and the City of Joondalup’s four libraries.

Dale has considerable experience in delivering land development projects throughout Western Australia, previously working in senior roles at the East Perth and Subiaco Redevelopment Authorities and LandCorp.

Rebecca Field
Deputy Chairperson

Appointed to the Board on 1 January 2018 and appointed Deputy Chairperson on 16 October 2019, Rebecca is the Chairperson of the Board’s Governance and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Known for her combination of excellent technical ability, good commercial sense and strategic thinking, Rebecca advises clients on the legal, strategic and risk management issues associated with property development and redevelopment projects and the sale, acquisition and leasing of large commercial, retail, industrial, pastoral, agricultural and tourism assets.

Rebecca also has many years’ experience in property and development finance. She is on Corrs’ Audit and Risk Management Committee and is a director of Corrs Support Services Pty Ltd, Corrs Enterprises Pty Ltd and Corrs Enterprises Holdings Pty Ltd.

Simon Reed
Board Member

Simon was appointed to the Board on 16 October 2019. Simon is also head of the Perth Corporate Group for law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

With more than 20 years of experience as a corporate lawyer, advising both listed and private companies as well as government and statutory bodies, Simon specialises in governance matters, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate re-constructions. He has acted for clients in a range of sectors including mining, energy, financial services, manufacturing and property. Simon has strong relationships with all key stakeholders in the Australian corporate regulatory landscape

Simon holds a Bachelor of Laws with honours and a Bachelor of Economics. Simon also holds a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment (corporate finance major) from FINSIA. He was previously a board member for WA Music.