University Council Member profiles

Mr Kim Bridge

Mr Kim Bridge

Member appointed by the Governor

Terms of Office:

15 November 2014 – 14 November 2017
15 November 2011 – 14 November 2014

Mr Kim Bridge is a consultant specialising in business development, leadership, personal development, and Indigenous cross cultural awareness.  Mr Bridge has over 20 years’ experience working with Indigenous Australians, both at an individual and community level.  He was born and raised in the East Kimberley and has lived and worked extensively in regional areas of Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. Mr Bridge holds a Bachelor of Business from the WA College of Advanced Education.


Ms Cathryn Carver

Ms Cathryn Carver

Member appointed by the Governor

Term of Office: 11 November 2014 – 10 November 2017

Ms Cathryn Carver is Senior Managing Director, International & Institutional Banking at the National Australia Bank.  In this role, she is responsible for the strategic focus of key International & Institutional Banking client relationships, within Australia and Asia.  Prior to joining NAB, Ms Carver worked at ANZ, Westpac and Macquarie Bank.

Ms Carver holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) from Curtin University.  She is also a member of Chief Executive Women, an organisation of over 200 women leaders from corporate Australia with the purpose of promoting the development and effective use of Australia’s leadership talent.


Dr Andy Crane

Dr Andrew Crane

Member appointed by the Governor

Term of Office: 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2018

Dr Andrew Crane is the Chief Executive Officer of the CBH Group.  He is an experienced executive leader of strategy, operations, business development, marketing and risk management of business-to-business enterprises of an international scope.

Dr Crane has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Hertfordshire and a PhD in Agriculture from the University of Portsmouth.  He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.


Mr Alex Jones

Mr Alex Jones

Member appointed by the Governor

Term of Office: 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2018

Mr Alex Jones is the Chief Information Officer at the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.  He has over 20 years’ experience in regional and global corporate IT leadership roles.  He was previously the CIO at Synergy and has worked with the Fosters Group and Disney.

Mr Jones has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), jointly awarded by the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales.


Mr Michael Lishman

Mr Michael Lishman

Member appointed by the Governor

Terms of Office: 

1 April 2016 – 31 March 2019
1 April 2013 – 31 March 2016
1 April 2010 – 31 March 2013

Mr Michael Lishman is the Managing Director at Gresham Advisory Partners Limited.  Before joining Gresham, Mr Lishman had a long career as a partner and an M&A lawyer at King Wood Mallesons; Cochrane Lishman; and Clifford Chance.  He has acted on many of Western Australia’s largest M&A transactions in recent years, including in oil and gas, mining, financial services and transport sectors.

Mr Lishman has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Australia, and a Master of Law from the University of Melbourne.  He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.


Dr Michael Stanford

Dr Michael Stanford

Member appointed by the Governor

Terms of Office: 

2 December 2014 – 1 December 2017
13 December 2011 – 1 December 2014
2 December 2008 – 1 December 2011

Dr Michael Stanford, a WA Citizen of the Year recipient, is the Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Health Care, an integrated health care provider that operates in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, and New Zealand.  He has extensive experience in healthcare management in Australia over a period of more than 20 years.

Dr Stanford has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of NSW; Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University; and Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture from the Australian Catholic University.


Ms Sue Wilson

Ms Sue Wilson

Member nominated by the Minister for Education and Training

Terms of Office: 

3 May 2016 – 2 May 2019
3 May 2013 – 2 May 2016

Ms Wilson is an experienced Board director as a former non-executive director of Western Power and a previous executive director of Bankwest.  She has particular expertise in strategy, problem solving, stakeholder management including dealing with regulators and government, commercially focused legal input and governance.

She was previously a senior executive at Bankwest and HBOS Australia.  Most recently, she was employed as the Head of Company Secretariat at South32.

Ms Wilson has a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Australia.  Ms Wilson also completed a Company Directors Course Diploma with the Australian Institute of Company Directors


Mr Colin Beckett

Mr Colin Beckett

Member Co-opted by the Council

Appointed Chancellor : 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2015, Re-appointed Chancellor: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018

Terms of Office: 

1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018
1 April 2013 – 31 December 2015
Previously:  Member appointed by the Governor  19 October 2010 – 31 March 2013 (resigned)

Mr Colin Beckett holds non-executive roles as Chairman of Western Power, Chairman of Perth Airport Pty Ltd and is a director of Beach Energy and of the WA science centre, Scitech.  Mr Beckett previously held senior executive positions at Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, notably, as the General Manager responsible for the development of the Gorgon LNG and domestic gas project. Prior to this, Mr Beckett was employed at Mobil in Australia and at BP in Australia and the UK.

He was a past Chairman and board member of the Australian Petroleum Producers and Explorers Association (APPEA), past Chairman of the CSIRO Energy and Transportation Sector Advisory Board, a past member of the WA Technology and Industry Advisory Council and a past member of the UWA Oceans Institute.

Mr Beckett has a Master of Arts in Engineering from Cambridge University. He is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Engineers and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mr Steve Scudamore

Mr Steve Scudamore

Member Co-opted by the Council

Terms of Office:

1 April 2014 – 31 March 2017
1 April 2011 – 31 March 2014

Mr Steve Scudamore has held a number of senior positions, including Chairman of the WA office of KPMG for eight-and-a-half years and a senior partner with KPMG for 20 years specialising in the Energy and Natural Resources sector and Corporate Finance Services.

He serves as a non-executive director on the Boards of Altona Mining, MDA National and Australian British Chamber of Commerce; and is Chairman of MDA Insurance and the not-for-profit organisation Amana Living (formerly the Anglican Homes group).  He is also trustee of the Western Australian Museum.

Mr Scudamore holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts from Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and England and Wales, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.


Mr Gene Tilbrook

Mr Gene Tilbrook

Member Co-opted by the Council

Terms of Office:

1 April 2015 – 31 March 2018
1 April 2012 – 31 March 2015
1 April 2009 – 31 March 2012

Mr Gene Tilbrook is a non-executive director of Orica Limited, GPT Group Limited, Woodside Petroleum Limited and Bell Shakespeare Company.  He is also a member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Western Australia Division.

He was with Wesfarmers from 1985 to 2009, in various roles across acquisitions, capital investment, finance and strategy. He became executive director of business development in 2002 and finance director in 2005.

Mr Tilbrook has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.  He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.