Board and Executive

The Team

Heritage Perth Inc. is an incorporated association whose members form a voluntary independent board representing a range of organisations and groups in Perth.


Her Excellency Mrs Kerry Sanderson, Governor of Western Australia




LMVice Patron

The Right Honourable Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi



The Board

Evan Campbell (Chairman)

Evan Campbell joined the real estate company Mirvac in 1992 as a trainee development executive. Since then he has been Development Manager responsible for many of Mirvac’s most successful projects, including the Beacon Cove development in Melbourne, Newington Olympic Village and Pacific Place Project in Chatswood, Sydney.

In 2001, Evan was instrumental in Mirvac’s acquisition of Fini Group where he headed the property due diligence team for his company. In addition, he also managed Mirvac’s winning bid to develop the $1b Burswood Peninsula project.

Evan is now the Business Development Director for Thomas Building, a West Australian based company which provides professional construction services in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of the State.

clr_greenCouncillor Jemma Green

Jemma Green was born in Perth and raised in the eastern hills. She received a bachelor of Commerce in Finance at Murdoch University in Perth, before beginning work as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan’s London office in the early 2000’s. Jemma helped setup J.P. Morgan’s Global Environmental and Social Risk Management office, which focuses on corporate social responsibility in business.

Returning to Australia in 2013, Jemma is now a Research Fellow and PhD candidate at Curtin University.  She has a particular interest in disruptive innovation and sustainable finance. Her doctoral research is focused on battery storage and modular construction. Jemma has made over 400 appearances on both radio and television as a commentator on transport, energy and sustainable economics.

Jemma was elected to the City of Perth Council in October 2015 and is one of the Council’s representatives on the Heritage Perth Board.

Tony Ednie BrownTony Ednie-Brown
With over 40 years experience in architecture, planning and landscaping, Tony has developed specialisations in architecture, urban design and in the co-ordination of a wide range of disciplines in respect of complex projects. He is highly regarded in the architectural community at large, as recognised by the honour of an Order of Australia Medal; the Architects Board Award for services to the standing of the profession; and elevation to Life Fellowship by the RAIA national body.

Tony’s specialisations include urban design studies, townscape and local government planning issues, heritage consultancy, mediation and dispute resolution. He is also a Senior Sessional Member of the State Administrative Tribunal.

brian-3Brian Leedman
Brian is a marketing and communications specialist with more than 15 years combined experience at Westpac Banking Corporation, Ernst & Young and pSivida Corp.

As the Vice President, Investor Relations of pSivida Corp., a global drug delivery company based in Boston, he led international capital raising missions that netted in excess of US$40m and has presented at investment conferences in Australasia, US and Europe. Prior to that, Brian was the Group Marketing Manager of Ernst & Young in Perth, where he was responsible for building industry relationships, public relations, and brand management.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia where he also served for two years as President of the Graduate Management Association. Brian was a 2004 winner of the WA Business News under40 Awards and is a Board Member of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Perth. He is an active speaker in the conference circuit and has chaired a number of national investor relations and capital raising conferences in Sydney and Perth.

As well as marketing all the UWA Business School’s programs, Heather is responsible strengthening the reputation of the School world-wide. Working closely with the Business School Dean, Heather also supports the development of stakeholder relationships including all who have contributed to the recent $25 million fundraising campaign for the School’s Futures Fund and recently completed new building.

Clr HarleyCouncillor Reece Harley

Reece Harley is the WA Program Director for AIME – The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience He manages a team of 8 staff who run a structured Mentoring and Tutoring Program for more than 350 Indigenous High School Students from across WA.

Reece holds a Bachelor of Communication with a Major in Political and International Studies from Murdoch University. He is a founding member of the Rotary Club of Crawley and a member of the WA Governor’s “Kids Who Give WA” Committee helping to promote volunteering and philanthropy among WA Primary School Students. He is a Member of Spacemarket’s Advisory Board, helping to pair underutilised spaces with useful people in Perth and throughout WA.

Paula Rogers

Originally from Dublin, Paula Rogers was educated at University College Dublin before moving to London where she worked for financial media companies including; Euromoney and the Financial Times. Paula migrated to Perth in 2002 and has embraced everything that is great about the city and its way of life.

Since being here, Paula’s career has gone in new and interesting directions. She was Publisher for the publications division at WA Newspapers, where she and oversaw growth from 2 to over 26 publications which included Alston’s 10 year cartoon collection, Ray Jordan’s Wine Guide, Midland Railway Workshops and the Margaret Johnson cookbook series. More recently she became Marketing and Communications Manager for law firm Squire Sanders.

The mother of two boys, Paula is a member of Rotary Crawley, which is the fastest growing Rotary Club in Australia, and is passionate about education and the arts.

Ben Della-Bosca

Born and bred in Perth, Ben can trace his ancestry back to ships arriving in the 1830’s. It is therefore no surprise that he has a keen interest in heritage. He has also spent considerable time working and travelling in the UK and Europe which has contributed to his passion for the conservation and promotion of Perth’s heritage.

Ben’s credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Western Australia, an ICAA Graduate Diploma from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and a Master of Applied Finance (Corporate Finance/Advisory) from Kaplan Professional. He has over a decade of professional services and in-house experience with key expertise including valuations, financial modelling and project analysis and reporting.

Valerie-Hodgins-2Valerie Hodgins

Valerie is a commercial lawyer with 10 years’ experience and is currently the Director, Legal and Governance Services at the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority which has carriage of some of Perth’s largest development projects.

She was previously Legal Counsel for CGA Mining Ltd, prior to which she worked principally in private practice and, before taking up a career in the law, Valerie was a human resource manager with over 15 years of experience. Valerie is the current Treasurer of the Western Australian Division of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, the peak Australian national body representing corporate and government lawyers and is also a Board member of the Western Australian Legal Practice Board.


 Richard Offen – Executive Director
Richard Offen joined the staff of the UK National Trust in 1989 and from 1992 until 2003 was responsible for the Trust’s famous Neptune Coastline Campaign.  Under his direction the campaign raised over £28 million, enabling the Trust to buy and protect 160 kilometres of the spectacular British coastline.

Before being appointed Executive Director of Heritage Perth, Richard was a founding partner of the heritage management consultancy Solutions for Heritage.

Richard is a popular lecturer, has been a regular broadcaster on both radio and television and, in 1999, wrote and presented a 55 minute documentary video, Neptune’s Legacy, which charts the history of the UK National Trust’s most successful campaign. Richard was co-author of the National Trust book ‘The Living Coast’ and wrote the extended captions for a book of aerial photographs of the British coast entitled ‘Coastline UK’.

In his spare time, Richard is a member of WA Committee for Museums Australia, on the Council of the Anglican Schools Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Swan Bells Foundation, on the Board of the Young Australia League, Secretary of the Sharpe Trust and a Churchwarden at Christ Church, Claremont.

Emma BanksEmma Banks – Executive Officer

Before moving to Perth in March 2015, Emma had worked in the museums and heritage sector in the UK for over ten years. She started her career working with museum collections in Birmingham before moving on to work at community heritage sites including two winners of the BBC Restoration television programme, Saint Nicolas Place & Chedham’s Yard. Before joining Heritage Perth Emma worked as Museum Development Officer for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire. In this role she advised and supported over 80 museum and heritage sites.

Emma is a Committee Member for Museums Australia Western Australia and The Royal Western Australia Society Museum. In her spare time she is an avid bookworm and enjoys spending time exploring Perth and Western Australia.