The Board of Management has been the governing body of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority since the Authority was established in 1999. Board members are appointed by the Minister for Environment and are eligible for re-appointment at the end of their term. The members of the Board are appointed according to their experience in areas relevant to the Authority's activities.
The current Board membership is as follows:
Mr Richard S F Simpson
Mr Simpson has significant commercial and management experience in the financial services sector and over 20 years experience in providing investment banking advice to a range of corporate and government clients in Australia and internationally. He has worked with investment banks in London, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Mr Simpson was Chairman and Head of Corporate Finance Managing Director of Hartleys Limited from 2003 to 2008 and Head of Corporate Finance from 2002 to 2009. He remains a Director of Hartley's Limited.
Mr Grant Robinson
Mr Robinson is a partner with KPMG with a focus on audit and assurance servies. He has experience with a broad range of industry sectors both listed and non-listed entities as well as Government organisations.
Mr Tom Baddeley
Mr Baddeley is Manager, Government and Community Relations, WA and NT, at Australian energy company, Santos. He was previously Director WA of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association. Mr Baddeley was previously WA Director of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and was a solicitor before moving into journalism.
Mr Hamish Jolly
Mr Jolly is Director of Dunbar Harper Pty Ltd and has more than 20 years experience in executive leadership of diverse corporate, international development and consulting businesses.
Professor Hans Lambers
Professor Lambers became the inaugural Head of School of Plant Biology at The University of Western Australia in 2002 and remains in the post today. In 2012, he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. He is nationally and internationally renowned for his environment and conservation research.
Mr Glen McLeod
Mr McLeod is a prominent Environmental Lawyer and has extensive experience in environmental, planning and government law. Mr McLeod’s principle areas of practice include town planning, land resumption and valuation, and climate change.
Mr Brian Piesse
Mr Piesse has over 20 years experience in executive management and market and business development within agricultural and other industries. He is currently the Managing Director and owner of a private company and holds positions on advisory boards, including the South West Development Commission and Edith Cowan University Advisory Board.
Ms Jacqui Purvis
Ms Purvis has extensive experience in environmental consultancy and is passionate about providing the community with conservation based initiatives through education and consultation.