Board Members

Executive and Staff


President

Steve Sharpe

Steve is a long term East Kimberley local who has recently returned to the area after some time away from the Kimberley.

Steve’s family moved to Lake Argyle in the mid 1970’s and his working life began as a fisherman on Lake Argyle. As the fishing industry declined, Steve dabbled in tourism and founded Lake Argyle Cruises which quickly grew to become one of the largest tourism operations in the Kimberley at the time.

Steve is a past shire councillor, Rotarian, KVC Board member, inaugural ANW board member and founding member of the East Kimberley Sea Search and Rescue group.

As the Manager of Regional Transition and Business Development for Rio Tinto in relation to the impending closure of the Argyle Diamond Mine, Steve works with the local business community and Traditional Owners to assist in minimising the impact of the mine’s closure on the region.

Company: Argyle Diamonds
Phone:
0417 181 119
Email: [email protected]


Vice President

Wayne Paul

Business: Kimberley Agricultural Investment
Phone: 0407 664 602
Email: [email protected]


Treasurer

 

Business:
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Secretary

Rob Moore

Business: Quintis
Phone: 0466 673 781
Email: [email protected]


Board Members

Allan Wedderburn

Allan has lived in Kununurra since January 2000, after relocating from South Africa and becoming naturalised. Initially working in the civil engineering / project management industry, since 2003 Allan has worked with Aboriginal groups across the Kimberley and Pilbara, including, recently as CEO of MG Corporation, either as an employee or as a sole trader.

As a long term Kununurra property owner, business owner, employee and or employer, Allan has a vested interest in the success of the region, including active participation regarding community issues. Allan is also on the board of Kimberley Animals Nature and Education (KANE), and until recently was on the boards of Kimberly Community Legal Service (KCLS) and Kimberley Group Training (KGT). Allan established the inaugural artists trail (PATH) for the Ord Valley Muster in 2019

Allan is passionate about our natural and built environment, including liveability and beautification of the region, acknowledging that sustainable development and growth of the region is required. Allan is known for and continues to actively advocate for issues that impact on the East Kimberley.

Business: Red Spinifex
Phone: 0410 492 782
Email: [email protected]


Jill Williams

While travelling through the Kimberley Jill and her partner recognised the potential of the region and moved to Kununurra in 2009 to set up their drilling business.

Jill has over 30 years experience in business management, owning and operating a variety of businesses across the agricultural, hospitality, construction and wholesaling sectors.

Jill has been an EKCCI board member for 9 years, and past President from to 2015 to 2019. She currently also holds positions on the East Kimberley Marketing Group Committee, Kununurra Liquor Accord, and Water Corporation Customer Advisory Panel.

Jill is a qualified Lead Auditor to International Standards for Quality, Environmental and WHS Management Systems. As the Director of Risky Business Solutions, she works with regional businesses to develop business management and compliance systems to management operational risk, and increase their competitive advantage in the market place.

Business: Risky Business Solutions
Phone: 0418 898 525
Email: [email protected]


Kerry Robertson

Business: Kununurra Home Hardware
Phone: 0429 500 535
Email: [email protected]


Matt Green

Business: Kimberley Green Construction
Phone: 0447 399 746
Email: [email protected]


Amanda McLean

Business: Ord Machining
Phone: 0891 683 228
Email: [email protected]