Stuart Hicks AO
Trained in economics and planning, and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, Stuart has led key state and national bodies, including the Department of Transport, Transperth, the State Shipping Service, Marine & Harbours and the National Transport Commission. He has served as commissioner of the WA Planning Commission and as chairman of the South West Development Commission. He has advised a wide range of key business and government officers on strategy and policy for over 30 years. He is active in regional affairs, is a longstanding member of the board of Nature Conservation Margaret River Region and was founding chair of Mindful Margaret River. In 2006 Stuart was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to industry, government and the community. He lives in Margaret River.