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Our leadership

Learn about our board, corporate executive team, statutory officers and leadership structure.

As Western Australia’s land information authority, we are accountable to the Minister for Lands, the Hon John Carey BA MLA, for our strategic direction, performance, and effective financial management. The Minister’s Lands portfolio includes the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage, DevelopmentWA, and Landgate.

Landgate’s leadership structure is organised to ensure delivery of its key functions and support strong governance and decision making. You will find detailed information on Landgate's Board, Corporate Executive and Statutory Officers below. You can also view our leadership structure chart for an overview.

Our Board

Established under the Land Information Authority Act 2006 our board of dedicated professionals drive our agency’s vision for the future. View our charter.


  • Chair
    Kylee Schoonens

    Appointed Chair: 27 March 2023.
    Appointed to Board: 1 January 2022.

    Kylee Schoonens is a registered architect with over 20 years’ experience and is a non-executive board member for a number of public and private sector organisations. She is a Principal at leading architecture, interiors and urban design practice Rothelowman and a former founder and Director of WA architecture practice Fratelle.

    Kylee has the ability to positively impact communities through design and has been at the forefront of some of Australia's most reputable architecture projects across a range of sectors.

    Kylee has held non-executive director roles in government bodies including DevelopmentWA (DWA), LandCorp and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority. Her committee experience includes having chaired the DWA Statutory Planning Committee and the Scarborough and Midland Redevelopment Committees.

    Kylee's vast experience across WA's property and development industry adds a valuable perspective to Landgate’s Board.

    • Principal at national architecture, interior and urban design practice, Rothelowman.
    • Member of Residential Property Committee of the Property Council of Australia (WA).
    • Active on several boards, as Chair of Bethanie Housing Limited and a Non-Executive Director for The Bethanie Group and Geniux, a cleantech infrastructure company.
  • Deputy Chair
    Ian Callahan

    Appointed Deputy Chair: 27 March 2023. 
    Appointed to Board: 30 July 2018.

    Ian Callahan is a chartered accountant who is active on multiple boards as a non-executive director, following a multi-sector career in senior executive positions across education, healthcare, engineering and software development. 

    Ian’s leadership roles most recently included being chief operating officer at Curtin University.

    Ian’s considerable strategic, commercial, and financial experience is a significant asset to Landgate’s Board.

    • Commissioner on the board of the WA Football Commission. 
  • Board member
    Simon te Brinke

    27 March 2023

    Simon te Brinke is a digital media and communications specialist with over 25 years' experience. His diverse client portfolio includes engagements with organisations across private, non-profit, and government sectors, as well as a decade-long involvement in indigenous cultural heritage projects.

    A graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Simon’s passion for emerging technologies and innovative thinking will contribute to Landgate's future-focus and help steer the organisation through the tech-disrupted business and governance terrain.

    • Director / Digital Director of Gramercy Park Consulting.
    • Deputy Chair of PeopleKind Group; Non-executive director, CCIWA.
    • Co-Chair, Risk and Clinical Governance Committee, PeopleKind Group; Member, People and Remunerations Committee, CCIWA.
  • Board Member
    Melissa Perry

    1 January 2020

    Melissa Perry is a passionate advocate and leader of social and economic inclusion for vulnerable people and communities. Melissa has extensive leadership and advisory experience in WA’s community services sector, driving changes to social policy, organisational culture, strategic development and service delivery.

    Melissa’s expertise as a leader of social and organisational change within complex environments is of great value to Landgate’s board.

    • Chief executive officer of Communicare and White Ribbon Australia.
    • Holds non-executive board positions for Community Employers WA and the Supporting Communities Forum.
  • Board Member
    Danielle Davison

    27 March 2023

    Danielle is a highly qualified and experienced property, strategy and finance professional.

    Danielle currently runs a consulting business, Davison Advisory Services, focusing on all facets of property development. Prior to this, Danielle has previously held executive roles with major property development groups including the Macquarie Bank, ABN Group and Frasers Property.

    • Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA).
    • Board member at aged care provider Curtin Heritage Aged Care, and private property developer Gold Estates Holdings.
  • Board member
    Rebecca Strom

    27 March 2023

    Rebecca Strom is a non-executive director and lawyer, with experience in the public, private and not-for profit sectors.  She is a former national law firm Partner, having worked across Australia in commercial real estate for over 20 years.  Rebecca sits on the WA member company of a national not-for profit housing provider and was previously a member of the Executive, Finance and Property Committee of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

    Rebecca brings significant commercial, governance and industry expertise to Landgate’s Board through her legal background and non-executive roles.

    • Deputy Chair of North Metropolitan Health Service, including Audit and Risk Committee Chair.
    • Non-Executive Director of WA Housing Choices Australia.
  • Ex-officio board member
    Bruce Roberts

    Since January 2024

    Bruce Roberts was appointed as Acting Chief Executive in January 2024. 

    Mr Roberts is currently the Registrar of Titles and has served in key statutory and executive roles, bringing a deep knowledge and understanding of Landgate's business.

Landgate Board sub-committees 

The following sub-committees assist the Landgate Board with delivering its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities.

  • Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
  • People, Environment and Sustainability Committee 

The Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee includes senior Landgate leaders and board members: Ian Callahan (Committee Chair), Simon te Brinke and Danielle Davison.

The People, Environment, and Sustainability Committee includes senior Landgate leaders and board members: Melissa Perry (Committee Chair), Danielle Davison and Rebecca Strom.

Corporate Executive

Our advisory committee to Landgate’s Chief Executive. This team has responsibility for making recommendations to Landgate’s Board regarding strategic direction and budget parameters. Learn about their areas of responsibility.

  • Acting Chief Executive
    Bruce Roberts
    • Executive management 
    • Ministerial and parliamentary liaison 
    • Strategic communications 
    • Audit, compliance, and governance
    • Legislation and policy
  • General Manager Location Services
    Trish Scully
    • Data sharing and collaboration
    • Aerial and satellite imagery; topography; names and addressing
    • Geodetic and cadastral data and systems
    • Geospatial and graphic services
  • General Manager Registration Services
    Brad McBride
    • Land titles operations
    • Land titles assurance
    • Commissioner of Titles Office
    • National e-conveyancing
  • General Manager Valuation Services
    Grant Goldfinch
    • State-wide valuations and property analytics
    • Rating and taxing
    • Specialist valuations - government property assets
  • General Manager Corporate Services
    Travis Beasley
    • Strategy development, business planning and innovation
    • Risk management and business continuity 
    • Finance, procurement and contract management
    • Customer service
    • People and culture and the workplace environment
    • Legal services
    • Information technology
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Graeme Dewar
    • Financial planning and advisory
    • Financial performance and outcomes
    • Procurement and sourcing
  • Executive Director, Office of the Chief Executive
    Belinda Towart
    • Strategic communications
    • Ministerial and parliamentary liaison
    • Chief Executive, Landgate Board and Corporate Executive support
    • Governance, compliance and audit
    • Environmental, social and governance 

Statutory Officers

Our independent officers are appointed to positions established by WA legislation to perform key designated functions, as outlined below. 

  • Registrar of Titles
    Bruce Roberts

    Bruce is WA’s 26th Registrar of Titles and the General Manager of Registration Services at Landgate. 

    • Leadership of the WA Land Titles Register, its policies, functions, activities and continuous improvement. 
    • Oversight of the day-to-day administration, management and statutory decision making for the Land Titles Register. 
    • First person to serve as Registrar of Titles twice, since the role’s establishment in 1875.
  • Commissioner of Titles
    Susan Dukes

    Susan is WA's 16th* Commissioner of Titles.

    • Holds a key role in the administration and protection of the integrity, accuracy and security of the WA Land Titles system.
    • Makes statutory and policy decisions on the WA Land Titles Register under the Transfer of Land Act 1893.

    * Estimated, with the first Commissioner of Titles appointed in 1875.


  • Valuer General
    Carlo Tassone

    Carlo is WA’s 9th Valuer-General.

    • Administration of the Valuation of Land Act 1978 (the VLA) 
    • Oversight of the rating and taxing valuation system to ensure its compliance with the VLA. 
  • Surveyor General
    Dione Bilick

    Dione is WA’s 20th Surveyor General and first woman to the role. She is an ex-officio member of the Land Surveyors Licensing Board of WA

    • Oversight of the integrity of plans and surveys that underpin WA’s land and property information.