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. 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 focused on economic prosperity and 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, economic development 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.
Holly Fulker

Holly Fulker

Manager, Member Services & Operations

Holly Fulker is the Manager of Member Services and Operations at Committee for Perth. She is responsible for growing the Committee's membership base and ensuring members stay engaged through our communication and annual events program. Her role also includes looking after the Governance of the organisation and supporting the Board of Directors. In 2014 she completed a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in event management and marketing at Curtin University. Holly started with the Committee for Perth in 2011 in part-time roles, firstly as Event Administrator and then as Member Services Coordinator. Over the last 8 years, her passion for the work that the Committee undertakes has grown and she is driven to help grow the organisation.
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.
Alice Leggett

Alice Leggett

Research Officer

Alice is a Research Officer with the Committee for Perth, joining the team in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism and Anthropology & Sociology, and a Master of Research from the University of Western Australia. In 2017, Alice won the Clare Mann Prize for Anthropology, and has received scholarships from The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). As Research Officer, she is responsible for coordinating Committee for Perth projects and Steering Committees, the annual FACTBase Research program, as well as managing and implementing the Committee’s Reconciliation Action Plan. Alice is a member of the Red Cross Youth Advisory Board for Western Australia, and is a Media Officer for the Australian Network of Student Anthropologists.
Hayley Campbell

Hayley Campbell

Graduate Researcher

Hayley Campbell has recently joined the Committee for Perth as a Graduate Researcher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Human Geography and Planning from The University of Western Australia and is passionate about the growth and liveability of Perth. Hayley is responsible for researching and writing the FACTSheet reports, as well as coordinating the Committee’s Working Groups. She is currently working 3 days a week while completing her Masters in Urban Design at The University of Western Australia
Gemma Davis

Gemma Davis

Research Consultant

Gemma Davis is a research, policy and strategic planning professional with 20 years of experience working in Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland. Gemma is a consultant for the Committee for Perth and was previously employed by the Committee as Manager of Research and Strategy. Gemma is currently a Director with e3Scienific Limited 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 Towards a Bright Future, Get a Move On! And Perth’s Pathway to Prosperity.
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.