Race to the Top: Exclusive Briefing

The Committee for Perth is pleased to invite members to attend an exclusive online briefing ahead of the public launch of the output report from our major research project for 2021-22, Race to the Top.

The aim of the Race to the Top project is to find solutions to immediate labour and skill shortages and prepare the workforce to meet future industry demand.

Join CEO Marion Fulker AM, and Lead Researcher Dr Anh Tram Le, as they present the key findings and recommendations from the research with a Q&A session to follow.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Marion Fulker AM

CEO - Committee for Perth

Marion Fulker AM is the CEO of the Committee for Perth and an Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Western Australia. She has an MBA from Curtin University and an MSc in Cities from London School of Economics and Politics.

In her role at the Committee, Marion has overseen the development of 140+ pieces of research to understand Greater Perth’s opportunities and challenges. Her own research has examined almost 40 cities in the developed world to understand what Perth can learn about governance; reconciliation; mobility; gender inequality; economic diversity; planning and development; infrastructure; and vibrancy. Marion is the Chair of Perth Zoo, a board member of Infrastructure Australia, an advisor to Infrastructure WA, and the past Chair of the Conservation and Parks Commission and the Heritage Council of Western Australia.

She was awarded an AM in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant services to urban planning and infrastructure development.

Further recognition of Marion’s accomplishments include induction into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame, named as WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year (For Purpose) and as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence.

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Dr Anh Tram Le

Research & Policy Specialist - Committee for Perth

Dr Anh Tram Le is a Research & Policy Specialist at Committee for Perth.

Dr Le is an expert in labour economics and has published in a number of areas including international migration, educational attainment and labour market outcomes, occupational choice, time use and work, and gender pay gap.

She has worked in migration policy at the Department of Training and Workforce Development. Prior to joining the Western Australian public sector, she was an Associate Professor of Economics at Curtin University.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.