Frank Marra
Chief Executive

As chief executive, Frank is central to strategic planning, the evaluation of projects and risk analysis to business development, corporate planning and project delivery.

An economist and accountant, and having completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University, his strategic contribution has been recognised by industry awards.

Frank is a member of the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee and Central Perth Planning Committee; a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) in WA; a non-executive director of the Property Education Foundation; a Fellow of CPA Australia and a graduate of AICD.

Dean Mudford
Chief Operations Officer

Dean is the chief operations officer and an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of experience in the property and construction industry.

Dean has worked across all sectors of the property market in Australia and the UK including Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Hospitality. His experience is diverse and includes senior roles within Mirvac WA prior to his current position.

He is a former Vice President of the Property Council of Australia (WA Division) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dean is responsible for a large team of people to drive commercial and social outcomes across a significant state-wide portfolio of projects. He is passionate about delivering projects that demonstrate innovation and industry best practice.

Fiona Barclay
Chief Financial Officer

With more than 25 years’ experience in financial management, Fiona leads the Corporate Services team, driving business improvement at every level.

Her strategic approach ensures the organisation is equipped to respond to emerging land and infrastructure opportunities to realise the potential of our rapidly growing state.

Fiona has an extensive portfolio of responsibilities including financial management, strategy, human resources, information technology, commercial delivery and facilities management.

Prior to joining DevelopmentWA in 2014, she enjoyed a successful commercial career in the mining services, resources and aviation industries, holding a range of senior management positions.

Fiona holds a MBA from Deakin University, a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, a Graduate Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice, a Graduate Diploma in Company Directorship and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management.

She is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA), a Chartered Secretary and is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia and The Governance Institute of Australia.

Lorissa Kelly
Executive General Manager, Business Development & Marketing

Lorissa is the executive general manager of Business Development & Marketing, and is responsible for strategic and business planning, pursuit of new business opportunities, disposal of surplus government assets, advisory services to government and marketing and communication activity.

She has a wealth of experience in a diverse range of areas such as legislation development, property acquisition and operations, public policy, strategic planning, public relations, crisis communications and stakeholder management.

Before joining DevelopmentWA in January 2022, Lorissa spent six years at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage as an Assistant Director General in Business and Corporate Services, then Strategy and Engagement. Lorissa has previously been seconded from the public service to work as Chief of Staff for the former Minister for Planning John Day, where she had involvement with key projects including the new museum, Perth City Link and Elizabeth Quay.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) from Curtin University and an Executive Master of Public Administration from the Australia New Zealand School of Government.

Matt Ryan
Executive General Manager, Redevelopment Operations

As executive general manager, Redevelopment Operations, Matt plays a central role in the transformation and renewal of metropolitan Perth. Matt oversees planning of urban regeneration projects including Elizabeth Quay, Perth City Link, Yagan Square and the Scarborough foreshore along with the continued redevelopment of East Perth, Midland and Armadale.

Prior to joining DevelopmentWA in January 2021, Matt had extensive experience in progressing complex land, planning and property matters with roles as Director – Government Relations; Director – Land Use Management within the Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage. He also spent time as the Principal Policy Advisor to the Minister of Lands.

Matt has a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning from Curtin University.