The LGIS self-insurance Scheme comprising of LGIS Liability, LGIS WorkCare and LGIS Property is governed by a Board of nine Directors. The LGIS Board includes four members from LGIS membership, the President and Chief Executive Officer of WALGA, and three independent members who are selected on the basis of a particular expert skill or specialty.
The role of the LGIS Board is to provide overall strategic direction and take governance responsibility for achieving the projects and interests of the Scheme and its members.
Peter was a founding partner and former managing partner of the WA branch of HLB Mann Judd, chartered accountants. He is the former CEO of specialist medical indemnity mutual, MDA National and Managing Director of MDA National Insurance. Previous non-executive director roles include Chair of the Victorian health fund provider, Transport Health and Law Cover Insurance, the NSW statutory insurer for NSW solicitors and Honorary Chairman of the Lions Eye Institute. His current non-executive director roles are Board Member of the East Metropolitan Health Service, and Director of Farmers Mutual Limited. He is also an independent member of the WA Law Society Professional Indemnity Committee.
Cr Chappel is WALGA President. She was elected to the Shire of Morawa in 2005, and has served as President since 2009.
She is a WALGA Life Member and was appointed twice by the then Minister for Local Government to a mentoring team for Elected Members to guide good governance and sound decision making. Cr Chappel was formerly a member of the Local Government Advisory Board, and currently represents Local Governments on the State Road Funds to Local Government Advisory Committee and the Mid West Development Commission.
Mr Nick Sloan - WALGA CEO
Nick's extensive experience at executive level in state government includes roles across regional and metropolitan Western Australia. During this time, Nick has managed complex policy agendas at both state and local government level. Most recently Nick was the Executive Director, Planning and Service Delivery at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. Nick has wide-ranging board experience previously serving as Deputy Chair on the Western Australian Local Government Grants Commission and Board member of the Western Australian Institute of Sport.
Mary is a senior legal practitioner with experience in the private and public sectors, having held roles at the University of Western Australia and Jackson McDonald Lawyers. She has also advised on legal and policy matters as Principle Policy Officer to the Minister for Health, and as Director Legal and Policy with the Australian Medical Association. Mary has served on a number of committees for legislative reviews and reform, and is currently a non-executive director of HBF Limited, Chair of MercyCare Limited, and Chair of Central Regional Tafe.
A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Kelly has held a number of Board and Committee positions. She is currently a Council Member of RAC WA and on the Member & Policy Committee, a Board Director of MRBTA, Independent Chair of Burswood Park Board's Audit & Risk Committee, a member of ECU's SW Campus Advisory Board and the SW Committee of AICD. Kelly is also a former member of the governing Council of ECU and was Deputy Chancellor of the University from 2016-2021.The Hon Cr Paul Omodei - Shire of Manjimup
Paul has been involved in local government as a President, Deputy President, and Councillor, acting Chief Executive Officer, Commissioner and Minister spanning more than 20 years. Paul is currently President at the Shire of Manjimup. Paul is also a Board Member of WA Local Government Grants Commission, member of the Southern Forest Water for Food Steering Committee, Warren Donnelly Ministerial Advisory Committee and Chairman of the Manjimup Senior High School Board.
Mr John Pearson - City of Rockingham
John is the Director Corporate Services at the City of Rockingham, a position he has held for over 10 years. He has held positions as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Manager at the Shire of Derby/West Kimberly and commenced his career at the Shire of Halls Creek. John leads a complex team in delivering services to over 140,000 residents and has extensive strategic leadership experience in both regional and rapid growth outer metropolitan local governments.
Ben has been appointed as the new LGIS Director representing Non-metropolitan Officers. Ben is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Donnybrook Balingup, a position he has held for the past 7 years. He has over 15 years experience in WA metropolitan and regional Local Governments of varying sizes. He has also served in executive professional roles across State Government, the private sector and UK Local Government.
Ben has held a number of Board and Committee positions, including currently being on the Board for Advocacy WA and the Chairperson for St Mary's Primary School Donnybrook. Ben was previously the Chairperson for the Bunbury Geographe Group of Councils from 2016-2019 and the Bunbury Geographe Tourism Partnership from 2017-2020. Ben was a Board Member for Local Government Professionals WA from 2016-2019 and a Committee Member for the Donnybrook Balingup Chamber of Commerce from 2016-2017.
Cr Paul Kelly - Town of Claremont
Joining the LGIS Board again in May 2020 Cr Kelly previous experience as board member and chairperson of the LGIS Board during the global financial crisis makes him a valuable addition. His local government expertise includes periods on the WALGA Finance and Services Committee, WALGA deputy president, WALGA Development Trust chairperson, WALGA state councillor and Metropolitan Regional Council deputy chairperson and councillor. He has been a councillor at the City of Claremont since 1995, served as deputy mayor for a decade and made a life member of WALGA for his services to the association. Cr Kelly is executive director of the Economic Regulation Authority, has considerable experience as a senior executive and board member, and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.