Debra grew up and lives in Fremantle‚ she has a background in education‚ taught at a local high school‚ established a family business and has worked on the board of two not for profit organisations involved in building community resilience through sustainability‚ employment and professional development programs for local and international participants. She also has extensive information management consulting experience gained in the public and private sectors across Australia.
Treasurer: John Bird
John is Managing Director of Dingle Bird Environmental Pty Ltd‚ an environmental consulting business based at the heart of Fremantle‚ and also manages three WA forestry plantation projects from another office in Fremantle. He has a background as a Chartered Accountant and in small/medium business‚ and brings experience in corporate governance and financial management to the board of Fremantle Community Bank.
John is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia‚ is Treasurer of the Anglican Parish of Fremantle and on the board of the Beehive Montessori School in Mosman Park. He is a passionate and active proponent of the culture‚ history‚ social development and prosperity of Fremantle and is keen for the Fremantle Community Bank to play a key part in these.
Secretary: Bruce Moriarty
Bruce grew up in Halifax‚ Nova Scotia a small and well preserved historic city and Canada's major Atlantic port. He arrived in Western Australia in 1982 and after five years in the North West oil sector‚ entered the property industry in 1987. Bruce has been involved with a number of development projects involving heritage buildings including the North Fremantle's Rose Hotel and Old School Mews. In 2006‚ he was appointed to the City of Fremantle's Urban Development Advisory Committee‚ as well as LandCorp's Leighton Beach Redevelopment Steering Committee. He also serves on the board of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce and is one of the founders of Fremantle's Gimme Shelter homeless fundraiser.
Arnold (Bart) Houwen
After a 25 year career in IT which included stints overseas‚ Bart now works from a home office and is active as a community representative in several local groups including the Cockburn Sound Management Council‚ Beeliar Regional Park Advisory Committee‚ Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal‚ Community Networking Inc.‚ and others.
Recreational pursuits include golf‚ bridge‚ watching Rugby Union and Australian Rules‚ and presenting on community radio. Active sports participation included Australian Rules‚ Cricket‚ and Rugby Union as a player‚ coach‚ and administrator.
Brodie has a background in Marketing / Communication Strategy and Planning and worked abroad throughout the US and Europe in Marketing and Management roles. He has since returned to Fremantle and started a Marketing and Communication consultancy.
Brodie has also started Cyclefreo which is a Bike Share Social Enterprise in the City of Fremantle. Going through the process has opened his eyes to the lack of support for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Western Australia which he believes the Community Bank can play a large role in bridging.
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