The Executive

       Tony Robinson







Recognised by his peers for his accomplishments in marketing. Tony served with management distinction in a number of companies including Solahart and as Marketing Director for George Weston Foods before becoming a private consultant. An accomplished writer, a talent reinforced by his abilities as a dimensional, lateral thinker.


       Deputy Chair:
       Graeme Laird







Graeme Laird spent his formative years in Melbourne studying Applied Mathematics and Chemical Engineering at Monash University. Married to Joanne, they moved to Busselton almost 20 years ago. Graeme has worked for various dairy processors in the area, while his wife has worked in the mining industry. Graeme has played hockey in the local competition for much of that time and has served on the Busselton Hockey Stadium Committee.

       Pam Morriss







Pam Morriss was been a resident of the mid-west of WA for the past 17 years, where she ran a successful olive farm, before coming to Vasse for her retirement. In her working life she has also worked for a doctors practice and been secretary for an olive association. Her experience and administrative abilities are welcomed in her role as secretary.

       Lien Nguyen:







Lien is an intuitive communications planner experienced in business and strategic planning. Her expertise is derived from business development, advertising, branding and creative campaign development. Passionate, with eight years in the strategy planning industry, Lien has been Marketing Manager of Perth Glory Football Club. She is a Strategic Planner and holds a double major in marketing and accounting.

       N/V CEO:
       Rilla Beresford







Rilla joined the Busselton Family Centre in 2004. From its inception, the Centre has always operated on the Family Centre Model and Rilla’s influence has always been a central focus of the Centre’s mandate. She has a strong background in business management and has worked extensively with associations and community groups throughout her career.. Rilla possesses the communication skills to build strong relationships with service providers and the public alike.


       Past President:
       Gloria Kesby







A Busselton resident since 1998, Gloria’s connection with The People Place began in 2004 as a community member. In 2005 she became a board member. Her continued representation on the Board since then has meant she has held the position as chairperson and general member, allowing her to witness the evolution that has taken place from the early days of an uncertain future, to the present day of growing prosperity. Over 14 years she has attended workshops and conferences and her knowledge and skills a wealth of experience to .



       Joan Parke






Joan brings to the Board many years of experience as an educator and learner. She has taught students from Years 1-12 in both the State and Private sectors and has had a special interest in working with children with learning and/or behavioural difficulties. As well as her classroom teaching Joan spent 14 years running her own business as a tutor and Educational Consultant, working with students, parents and teachers.



       Rachel Tyrrell







Originally from the town of Esperance, Rachel Tyrrell moved to Busselton in 1994. With her  long-term partner of 27 years,  they she has three adult children. Rachel has a connection with the then Busselton Family Centre, with two of her children attending Playgroup and her then 4-year-old at the Kindy programme in the 90’s. Rachel’s professional qualifications include completing Cert 3 & 4 in Business Administration.

       Michelle Stobbie







Michelle moved to Busselton with her family in 1986 and became a single mother in 1996, before meeting her now husband.  Now a mother of 3 with identical twin girls in 2006, her husband is a FIFO worker.  She attended playgroup with her twins and served on the Busselton Family Playgroup Committee for 3 years with the girls attended the now ceased Fun 4s Program.  Michelle has extensive experience and qualifications in administration and accounting.  She is also the volunteer treasurer for Aces Netball Club.