GSCHA Board

Current Members

  • Peter Adams - Chairperson 
    Manager of ATC Worksmart (training and employment agency in Albany). Board member of GSCHA for 4 years. 

  • Iris Thomas - Secretary
    Senior Regional Officer for Consumer Protection at the Department of Commerce in Albany. Board member for over 5 years.  

  • Penny Bryant - Treasurer
    Currently Finance Manager with the Community Living Association (a not-for-profit organisation which provides support for people with disabilities and their families to live in and be part of the local community). Penny has also worked in Broome and the Pilbara, has a Business Degree, and professional status with CPA Australia.  

  • Tom Stephens - General Board member 
    Director and Project Architect for H&H Architects in Albany. Focus on heritage projects (Midland Railway Workshops and Tunnels below Fremantle Prison), and sustainable design. Obtained BA (Hons) in Architecture, and Post Grad Dip in sustainable and conservation Architecture. Originally from the UK. 

  • John Boccamazzo - General Board member
    Builder / Developer. Realforce Pty Ltd. John has significant experience in building adaptable housing to universal design standards and high quality general construction projects. 

  • Tim Christie - General Board member
    Regional Manager of Anglicare WA in the Great Southern for the last 8 years responsible for managing 16 services. Previous experience in Community Development, Strong Families, Family and Children’s Services. Holds a BSc (Hons) and Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work. 

  • Peter Walton - General Board member
    Currently Coordinator at Albany Outreach Support agency co-ordinating the support team, activities for clients and the housing program. Previously support worker and teachers aid. Training includes Certificates in Mental Health, Community Services Work and O, H & S and Diploma in Community Welfare.  

  • Allan McKechnie- General Board member
    Semi-retired. Bachelor in Business (Accounting). Previous positions include Chief Accountant, Organisational Change and Development Manager, Manager Personnel and Industrial Relations, Solicitors Practice Manager, HR Manager. Specialises in cultural change, cost reduction efficiencies, positive relationships and coaching and mentoring.  

  • Roger Crook - Tenant Board member and Tenant Committee Co-ordinator
    Retired. Extensive qualifications and experience in agriculture and agribusiness, marketing and management consultancy including projects for indigenous people.

  • Henry (David) Flick - General Board Member
    Retired. Originally from Perth, David is well known in Albany as the owner of The Beachside Café at Middleton Beach for many years.