• Professor Gordon Flake

    Chief Executive Officer

    L. Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre.

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  • Shelby Crookes

    Chief Operating Officer

    Shelby Crookes is the Chief Operating Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre and provides high level strategic and operational leadership for all Centre activities across programming, research, events and partnerships.

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  • Lisa Cluett

    Communications and Outreach Director

    Dr Lisa Cluett is the Communications and Outreach Director at the Perth USAsia Centre. She provides leadership in communication, media, network building and stakeholder engagement to support the Centre's mission of strengthening relationships and strategic thinking across the Indo-Pacific region.

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  • Jeffrey Wilson

    Research Director

    Dr Jeffrey Wilson is the Research Director at the Perth USAsia Centre. He provides leadership and strategic direction in developing the Centre’s research program across its publications, policy and dialogue activities.

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  • Kyle Springer

    Senior Analyst

    Kyle Springer is the Senior Analyst at the Perth USAsia Centre. He provides high-level program assistance and develops the think tank and external outreach programs of the Centre. Kyle also directs the Centre's Indonesia programs and convenes policy workshops focussed on Australia-Indonesia relations.

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  • Fiona Considine

    Events Manager

    Fiona is the Events Manager at the Perth USAsia Centre and has over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry and events planning.

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  • Tammy Wayne-Elliot

    Senior Media and PR Advisor

    Tammy Wayne-Elliot is the Senior PR and Media Advisor for the Perth USAsia Centre. She is responsible for public relations, media liaison and marketing and oversees the Centre's external profile.

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  • Tracy Baker

    Finance Manager

    As the Finance Manager, she provides advice and support in relation to the financial administration, compliance and reporting aspects of the Centre’s operations.

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  • Hanh Tran

    Finance Manager

    Hanh has been with UWA since 2013 to provide financial, HR and administrative support to various portfolios.

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  • Melinda Mounsey

    Outreach Officer

    Melinda Mounsey is the Outreach Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre.  She has been with the Centre since 2017, and is responsible for maintaining the Centre’s CRM and reporting on stakeholder engagement.

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  • Lisa Leitch

    Executive Officer

    Lisa Leitch is the Executive Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre. Lisa holds a Bachelor in Accounting and Business Law from Edith Cowan University and has worked at The University of Western Australia for over 22 years.

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  • Hugo Seymour

    Program Coordinator

    Hugo Seymour is the Program Coordinator at the Perth USAsia Centre. He coordinates the Centre’s foreign policy programs and events, engaging governments, industry stakeholders and civil institutions.

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  • Gemma King

    Research Assistant

    Gemma King is a Research Assistant at the Perth USAsia Centre. She supports and contributes to the Centre’s research efforts through various programs and publications.

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  • Emily Davies

    Digital Communications Officer

    Emily Davies is the Digital Communications Officer at the Perth USAsia Centre. She is responsible for implementing the Centre's communication strategies, managing the Centre's digital transformation and web projects, and also leads the Centre's content creation and social media practices.

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