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Appointments to HEART Sounding Board

Margaret River HEART has announced the appointment of nine skilled and experienced community members who will form a new venue reference group known as the HEART Sounding Board.

Sounding board members had the opportunity to provide feedback on ideas that support service delivery and activation of the venue at their first official meeting on Monday evening.

HEART General Manager Nicky Hansen said the selection panel considered a range of demographics, locations and representative groups when making appointments.

“The panel has ensured variety of skills, views and knowledge within the board and are confident all members will bring significant expertise and industry experience to the table,” she said.

“We were very impressed by all applications and look forward to working with the group in the future.”

The appointed HEART Sounding Board members are:

  • Enid Gelden, Margaret River Decorator Centre local business owner and Margaret River Historical Society volunteer, experience with various boards across the education sector.
  • Galatee Underwood, workplace mediator and conflict resolution consultant with a multicultural background, active board member of the Toy Library and Margaret River Independent School Governing Body.
  • Kali Norman, Spacecubed small business incubator and Creative Corner board member, widespread skills in community engagement and activation.
  • James Ransley, Margaret River Senior High School student studying a Certificate III in Events Management, involved with community events including Margaret River Surf Pro and Augusta River Festival.
  • Jodie Passmore, film producer with an extensive career in the arts, involved with Indigenous audiences, remote communities and public art projects for Sydney Biennale and Australian Museum.
  • Julie Morris, short stay operator with advertising and administration knowledge, experience working with industry organisations including WA Academy of Performing Arts and Perth Convention Bureau.
  • Mim Conquer, 15 years managing Discovery Holiday Parks across Australia, Swan Valley Tourism Advisory Committee member.
  • Roger Reynolds, local musician and Shockwave Music Studio proprietor, active Youth Advisory Council member involved with community youth events.
  • Stephen Bebbington, currently completing Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) at Deakin University, disability community representative for Margaret River Precinct Plan.