Landgate Board

Robert Cole

Chair

Robert Cole is a lawyer and corporate executive with 35 years’ experience in the public and private sector. His experience is valuable to Landgate, as a government agency with significant commercial responsibilities. Robert is currently the Chairperson of Synergy. He is a former Executive Director of Woodside Petroleum Ltd and former Managing Director of Beach Energy Ltd. Robert spent the first 20 years of his career at law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques where he gained experience in corporate, commercial and property matters for the iron ore, alumina, oil and gas, gas transport and electricity industries.

He is the former Chairperson of the Southern Ports Authority and currently on the Board of charitable organisation St Bartholomew's House Inc., and various mining and resource companies.


Monish Paul

Deputy Chair

Monish Paul is a strategist and adviser with deep experience in business transformation and growth driven by the intersection of Strategy, Design and Technology.

He has worked in senior advisory roles with IBM, Deloitte, Arthur Andersen and the Australian Federal and State Public Sector. He was appointed to the Board of Landgate in November 2017, appointed as the Founding Curator for the Global Shapers Program - an initiative of the World Economic Forum - in 2014, and has served on various not-for-profit boards in Perth.

Monish specialises in designing and executing growth and turnaround strategy, with particular experience in technology led change in organisation design and customer service delivery.

He has deep experience in the Education, Mining, Energy and Utilities and Public Sector.


Ian Callahan

Ian Callahan brings considerable experience to the board. Ian is a chartered accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Curtin University. Additionally, Ian is currently a Board Member of the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA), Innovation Central Perth, a joint initiative of Cisco, Woodside, CSIRO Data 61 and Curtin University as well as the Director of Bright People Technologies Pty Ltd, a start-up business providing web based people logistics, travel, compliance and verification services to a variety of industries.


Pia Turcinov

Pia Turcinov brings significant corporate and commercial expertise to Landgate through her legal background and over 25 years in senior executive and management positions across industries. Having facilitated innovation initiatives for State and Federal government programs, Pia’s experience is connected through a common focus on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.

Her commercial ventures focus on disruptive technologies and businesses looking to scale up and access global markets. In addition to corporate advisory and consulting work, Pia currently also chairs Women in Technology WA and holds a number of non-executive director and advisory board positions. In 2018 Pia was awarded the Excellence in Gender Equity Promotion Award by the United Nations Association of Australia (WA Division) Inc.


Melissa Perry

Melissa Perry brings a wealth of experience in management and leadership positions to the Board. She has over 20 years’ experience driving change in social policy, organisational culture, strategic development and service delivery.

Melissa is a passionate advocate for vulnerable people including those in their early-years, children and youth, family and domestic violence, homelessness, education, family support and employment.

Melissa is the CEO of Communicare, a community sector organisation delivering services across Perth and regional Western Australia. Additionally, she serves as the Interim Leader of White Ribbon Australia, the Chair of the National Jobs Australia Board, and a member of The Executive Connection.


Kylee Schoonens

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Kylee Schoonens brings a wealth of private and public sector experience to Landgate. She has over 20 years’ experience as a Registered Architect, with professional experience at some of WA’s best architecture practices, prior to becoming a Director of her own architectural, interior and urban design practice, Fratelle in 2010.

Kylee is currently the Non-Executive Director for Bethanie, one of WA’s largest aged care providers and Chairs Bethanie Housing Limited. She is also a Non-Executive Director for start-up Cleantech Infrastructure business – Geniux.

Kylee has held senior roles in several government organisations, including as the former Non-Executive Director at DevelopmentWA, Chair of the Scarborough and Midland Land Redevelopment Committees for Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, as well as for the LandCorp Statutory Planning Committee.

Kylee has worked on a number of significant projects across WA and Victoria and is passionate about positively impacting WA’s property and development industry, through innovation and good governance.


Graeme Gammie

Chief Executive

Graeme joined the State Government in 1997, where he has undertaken a variety of senior and executive roles across departments including the Contract and Management Services; Housing and Works; Local Government, Heritage and Multicultural Interests; Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Graeme was instrumental in the establishment of the State Heritage Office, becoming inaugural Executive Director of the stand-alone department on 1 July 2014, and leading the passage of a new Heritage Act in 2018.

In addition to holding an expanded heritage portfolio, including Aboriginal Heritage, in his role as an Assistant Director General at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage from 2017, Graeme took a lead role in delivering the Government’s response to an independent review of Western Australia’s planning system in 2018. He also worked with the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on a review of the outdated Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972, with the aim of delivering a contemporary legislation to enhance the protection of Aboriginal places and cultural materials.

Graeme joined Landgate as the Chief Executive in March 2019.

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This page was last updated on: 04 Jan 2022