Dr Gaines is a member of the leadership team of international search and consulting firm Gerard Daniels. She has led its Board Consulting practice since 2006. She was previously CEO of the Law Society of Western Australia for nine years, following a substantial career in the Western Australian and Commonwealth Public Services. During her career she has worked at three Australian public universities.
Alison has a lifelong interest in education and training. She is currently a Governor of the College of Law Ltd. (Australasia) and Chair of its WA subsidiary; and a Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (WA Division). She is Chair of the Murdoch University Foundation and a past Deputy Chancellor and long time member of the University Senate. She is a former Chair or Non Executive Director of various skills formation organisations including two industry training councils and Leadership WA. Alison is a former National and State President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. In the 1990’s she was a leader of management development in the public sector; and in the 2000’s led reforms to legal education.
Alison was awarded a Doctorate (hon causa) by Murdoch University. She holds a Masters of Arts (Public Policy), Bachelor of Arts (Politics hons), Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from three Australian universities. She recently graduated from the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance and is an INSEAD Certified Director 2013. Alison is an Adjunct Professor of the Murdoch University Law School.
She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management WA, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.
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.