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Leadership Group


Justine Colyer

Justine ColyerBA (Hons)

Justine has over 20 years experience in strategic planning and project management, working in Europe and Australia in the private, public and non-profit sectors. She qualified with a BA Hons but has since undertaken a variety of additional professional studies and participated in WA's premier leadership programs. She has worked pro bono for over a decade to support the rights of marginalised people and is now very excited to be heading up one of State's leading not-for-profit organisations. She loves Perth for its water sports and culinary delights.

Polly Klante

Polly KlanteBSc (Hons), FCA, GAICD

Polly joined Rise in 2012 and has over 19 years experience as a finance professional having previously worked in management roles in the UK, Tokyo and Sydney. She has been responsible for the financial management of various complex accounting situations and entities and has an interest in developing finance team members. She contributes to other not for profit organisations as a Board director and through mentoring others. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with her young family.

Brendan Marrion

Brendan MarrionMHRM; CAHRI

Brendan joined Rise as the inaugural Human Resources Manager in 2004. Previously he had worked as a HR consultant in the private sector and in management positions in government and the community sector. Brendan holds a Masters degree in human resources and a certificate in not-for-profit governance.

Sean Loke

Sean LokeMBA, B Physio (Hons), FLWA

Sean has senior management and business experience in hospitals and health services in Singapore. After migrating to WA, he worked in the Department of Health in finance and strategic development positions before operating his own business consulting to private enterprises and Curtin University’s Faculty of Health Sciences. More recently, Sean was in management and planning roles in the disability sector and the Mental Health Commission. He enjoys making electronic music, playing soccer and gaming with his teenage son.

Helen Dymond

Helen Dymond

Helen has over 20 years experience working in Community Aged Care and has a particular interest in enabling a continuum of care at home. She has a very strong commitment to see the sector continue to improve quality in service delivery and the ongoing development of its principle asset - its people. Helen is an active member of industry committees feeding into the Government reforms in Aged Care promoting greater choice and control for individual clients. Helen also has an interest in aquaponic gardening and enjoying time with her young grandsons.

Justin O'Meara Smith

Justin O'Meara SmithBA (Pol Sci), Postgrad Bus (Mgmt), MBA, LWA

Justin has worked in management positions within disability support organisations for the past 10 years. Justin is a Fellow of Leadership WA and has been an active volunteer on a wide range of not-for-profit Boards and Committees ranging from fundraising, disability services, aged care, mental health, and environment and landcare. Justin has a strong commitment to social justice and a belief in the strengths, abilities and rights for all people to be valued and active citizens within the community in which they live. Justin is also a Civil Marriage Celebrant and lives in the hills with his wife and two daughters.

Penny Webb

Penny WebbMBL; MBA

Penny joined Rise in 2012 with over 20 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-for-profit sectors, and has a Masters in Business Leadership and Business Administration. Her motivation is driven by a passion for innovation, collaboration, and a high level of expectation to make a significant and positive difference in the community. For the past 15 years she has advocated and provided pro bono support overseas primarily in Ukraine and East Timor with young people at risk of exploitation. Locally, she is the co-founder of kinwomen.com and is an advocate for promoting women's contribution to the community.

Simon Robbins

Simon Robbins

Simon has 30 years experience in both the public and private property sectors in the UK and Australia. While in that sector, he fulfilled a number of Managerial and Senior Managerial roles implementing strategies that have successfully overseen organisations during periods of rapid change and growth. He is a Building Engineer, Chartered Surveyor and Member of the Australian Property Institute. He enjoys being outdoors during his spare time.