Our Team

Our business is led by Chief Executive Marion Fulker and is supported by staff, contractors, academics and members. Marion’s experience in advocacy and policy development combines with her network of influential contacts to effectively drive our agenda.

Marion Fulker

Marion Fulker

Chief Executive Officer

MARION FULKER is the inaugural Chief Executive of the Committee for Perth Ltd. She took up the position in January 2007 having previously been the Executive Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) WA Division. Marion is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia and holds an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business. Aside from leading the Committee, Marion is the Chair of the Conservation & Parks Commission and a professional representative on the state’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee. As an evidenced based organisation, Marion has led a number of landmark Committee for Perth research projects which have resulted in reports such as:- • Towards a Bright Future which outlines two scenarios for Perth as a region of 3.5 million people • Filling the Pool a gender equality report aimed at growing the number of women participating and progressing in corporate life in Perth • Get a Move On! the Committee’s outlines a mobile and connected future for the region • Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom the Committee’s current project focused on greater economic diversity for Perth & Peel. In the past decade, Marion has undertaken study tours throughout the USA, Europe, Scandinavia, Australasia and the UK to examine how cities work. Her research focus has been on a range of topics including inner city vibrancy, urban renewal and public transport. In 2015 Marion was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence and in 2016 was the winner of the WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year in the For Purpose & Social Enterprise category. In 2017 she was named as a finalist in the Western Australia of the Year Awards. Marion’s opinions on Perth’s future are regularly sought by government, industry and the media.
Lisa Kazalac

Lisa Kazalac

Manager, Research & Policy

Lisa Kazalac is the Manager of Research and Policy at the Committee for Perth. In her role Lisa oversees the development and publication of research and public policy positions which help to shape the future of Perth and Peel. Trained as an economist at RMIT University, Lisa graduated with upper second class honours, and has recently graduated from Curtin University with an MBA. Lisa’s career has spanned 10 years in the Victoria public sector, where she developed and oversaw public policy development across a wide range of industries, including: transport infrastructure, social and public housing, regulation of the heavy vehicle industry and social policy issues, including the ageing population.. Lisa moved to WA five years ago and has held two positions in WA’s corporate environment with CCIWA and more recently with REIWA leading the advocacy and research agenda for the property industry. Lisa’s fresh approach to member engagement, building relationships and influencing decision makers has created significant changes for the real estate industry. Lisa is an outcomes driven individual, who challenges the status quo. Lisa brings a passion for public policy, evidence-based research and is keen to influence decision makers for a more prosperous WA.
Holly Fulker

Holly Fulker

Manager, Member Services & Operations

Holly has been working with the Committee for Perth since 2011 in part-time roles, firstly as Event Administrator and then as Member Services Coordinator before her recent promotion to manage our member services area and operations. Holly has just completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in event management and marketing at Curtin University. Holly brings a wealth of skills to the Committee from her background in retail including excellent customer service and administration skills.
Georgia Harford-Mills

Georgia Harford-Mills

Research Officer

Georgia is a Research Officer with the Committee for Perth, joining the organisation in 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Geography and received First Class Honours in Urban and Regional Planning from The University of Western Australia. In addition, Georgia received the 2015 Patrick Armstrong Prize in Geography for her research thesis. To date, she has been involved in researching and coordinating a number of Committee for Perth projects including the landmark Get a Move On! report and the What We Thought Would Kill Us series. She is also responsible for coordinating the annual FACTBase Research program and the Committee’s Working Groups and Project Steering Committees. Georgia is an Adjunct Research Fellow with The University of Western Australia.
Madeline Berry

Madeline Berry

Member Services Coordinator / EA to the CEO

Madeline Berry has been working with the Committee since August 2016 where she is the Member Services Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the CEO. She holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Management and brings a range of experience from working in sales and tourism industries.
Gemma Davis

Gemma Davis

Research Consultant

Gemma is a research, policy and strategic planning professional with 19 years of experience working in Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland. Gemma is a consultant for the Committee for Perth and was recently employed by the Committee as Manager of Research and Strategy. Gemma is currently a Director with Davis Consulting Group in New Zealand and is an Honorary Research Fellow with the University of Western Australia. Gemma has authored major reports for the Committee for Perth including the Get a Move On! Project.
Dr Richard Walley OAM

Dr Richard Walley OAM

Aboriginal Consultant - Aboriginal Productions and Events

Dr Richard Walley OAM, is a Noongar man, one of Australia's leading Aboriginal performers, musicians and writers, who has been a tireless worker for the Indigenous cause. The promotion of culture through the arts being one of his passions, from 2000 Richard has served as Chair of the Australia Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board. He is currently Director of Aboriginal Productions and Promotions. He works with the Committee for Perth to undertake research and consultation with the local Indigenous communities.