Professor Gary Martin commenced as CEO and Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia (AIM WA) at the beginning of 2012. In this role, he has overall responsibility for leading all aspects of the Institute's business, which is focussed on building leadership and management capability both in Australia and internationally, and across the corporate, government, not-for-profit and community sectors.
He is currently Chair of Telethon Speech and Hearing (TSH) in Perth and is a former Chair of Study Perth (2008-2011).
Prior to his appointment to AIM WA, Gary held several executive level appointments at Murdoch University in Western Australia, including Executive Dean, Pro Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor.
Gary has considerable expertise in leadership and management development. As a regular columnist in The Sunday Times and Perth Now he contributes regular pieces on current and emerging workplace matters including leadership and management, and human resource management topics.
Additionally, he promotes thought leadership in the area of leadership and management through regular opinion pieces in newspapers across Australia, and through various social media platforms.
A learning and development specialist, Gary has had extensive experience in the design and delivery of learning and development programs in Western Australia and internationally, with both government and non-government clients.
He was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2015, and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Murdoch University's School of Management and Governance, and Zhejiang University of Technology, (Zhejiang Province, China), as well as an Honorary Professor at Guangdong University of Business Studies (Guangdong Province, China).
Richard Godfrey has been with the West Coast Eagles Football Club since 1993, during which time he has risen from the Club’s Accountant to Commercial Manager to Chief Financial Officer to General Manager - Commercial Operations. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer.
In 2006, Richard completed a Senior Management Program at Harvard Business School and in 2010 a Senior Executive Program at London Business School.
He is currently also the Company Secretary of both Indian Pacific Limited and the West Coast Eagles Supporters Club Limited, a Director on the Board of the Wirrpanda Foundation and on the Finance Committee of St George’s College, University of Western Australia.
Richard graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Chartered Accountant and has considerable experience in the not-for-profit and philanthropic sectors, public companies and in non-executive director roles.
Chris Palandri was appointed Regional Managing Director of Multiplex Constructions & Engineering WA in December 2009. Chris also sits on the National Board of both of these companies. As Managing Director, Chris has ultimate responsibility for Multiplex projects in Western Australia, including projects such as Karratha Bay Village, Perth Museum, Next DC (Data Centre) and Karrinyup Shopping Centre.
Chris has been with Multiplex for a total of 29 years. During that time, his roles have varied from Contracts Manager, Development Manager to Sector Managing Director - Apartments. Chris has a strong track record in the management of major projects and has lived and worked throughout Australia and New Zealand.
From 2015 - 2017, Chris was the President of the Property Council in Western Australia and during this time he was also a Board member of the Property Council of Australia. Chris holds a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.