The Zoological Parks Authority Board is the governing body of the Zoological Parks Authority and is comprised of eight members appointed by the Environment Minister. 

The Board meets regularly and carries out its responsibilities in line with the Zoo's Code of Conduct and the Zoological Parks Authority Act 2001.

Board members

Ms Marion Fulker AM, Chair

Ms Marion Fulker AM is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Perth, an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia and a board member of Infrastructure Australia. Ms Fulker is the former Chair of the Conservation and Parks Commission and the Heritage Council of WA, bringing strong knowledge of infrastructure, governance, urban renewal and transport, and is one of the nation's leading experts on the development of cities.

Mr Tully Carmady, Deputy Chair

Mr Tully Carmaday is a specialist commercial litigator at Williams and Hughes with more than 20 years’ experience. Mr Carmady has been a Director of Williams and Hughes since 2004. Mr Carmady has extensive experience in corporate governance, including advising on issues regarding directors’ duties, conflicts of interest and the conduct of meetings.

Mr Jamie Fini, Member

Mr Fini is experienced across the property and finance sectors and has been the Managing Director of FJM Property since 2015.  Prior to joining FJM Property, Mr Fini held roles in both investment banking and property.  He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Ronald Hurst, Member

Mr Ronald Hurst provides consultancy services to clients in the provision of sport, recreation, and community development with a focus on the provision of public infrastructure. Prior to establishing rchconsulting, Mr Hurst held a senior role with Activ Foundation to ensure the attraction of new customers as the National Disability Insurance Scheme was rolled out into WA. Mr Hurst is the former Project Director of Optus Stadium and former Director, Strategic Projects at the Department of Sport and Recreation.

Ms Davina Bester, Member

Ms Bester is a registered Architect and Interior Designer with 15 years’ experience in both commercial and residential projects.  She currently runs her own dynamic studio, Milieu Creative, in Perth where her practice specialises in delivering design excellence across a range of project sectors.  Ms Bester’s ability to strategically derive the brief and masterplan for projects enables her to clearly understand the aspirations and project goals to deliver successful design outcomes in architecture and design.  Prior to establishing her own studio she worked at HASSELL Studio as an Associate, leading design projects in Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok; and in the UK at KSS Design Group in education, stadia and retail design.

Professor Kris Warren, Member

Professor Kris Warren is a Professor in Wildlife & Zoo Medicine and Academic Chair, Postgraduate Studies in Conservation Medicine at Murdoch University. Prof. Warren has worked in the field of Wildlife, Zoological and Conservation Medicine for over 20 years and was responsible for the establishment of the Conservation Medicine Program at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University. Prof. Warren has been a member of the IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group since 2001 and IUCN/SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group (formerly Veterinary Specialist Group) since 2002.

Megan Keep, Member

Ms Megan Keep brings a wealth of philanthropic knowledge. She has more than a decade of experience in fundraising, philanthropy and community relations.

Ms Vanessa Martin, Member

Ms Vanessa Martin is the National General Manager, Diversity, Inclusion & Indigenous Engagement at Compass Group, and Commissioner of the Forest Products Commission. Ms Martin has extensive experience in working in the public, private and not for profit sectors in various senior leadership roles. She is currently Chair of the Marr Mooditj Training Aboriginal Corporation, a Board member on the Swan River Trust, Chairperson of the Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation and the Chairperson of the Noongar Advisory Company which supports and provides advice to the Trustee on the Noongar Boodjar Trust for the Noongar Native Title Settlement.

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