Our Board

Our Board ensures the requirements of the Western Australia Land Authority Act and other corporate governance requirements are met, as well as providing independent and strategic guidance..

LandCorp Chairperson

Monty House – Chairperson

Appointed Chairperson on 6 April 2009.

Monty has enjoyed a distinguished 40 year career of public service, commencing as a Shire Councillor and Shire President at Gnowangerup. As a former Member of Parliament representing the Stirling electorate, Monty also served as Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries as well as Deputy Leader of the National Party.

Monty is the owner/manager of an extensive grain and sheep farming business in WA. Monty has been Chairman, and a Board member, of a number of private and publicly listed companies both in Australia and overseas. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a serving Justice of the Peace.
LandCorp Board Member George McCullagh

George McCullagh – Deputy Chairperson

Appointed on 28 September 2010. George was appointed Deputy Chairperson on 22 June 2015.

George is Chairperson of the Governance and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Planning, Development and Communications Committee.

He was previously a Partner with an international consulting firm. Across the past decade, George has worked as a consultant in independent practice, providing commercial and advisory services to a range of planning, resources, infrastructure and redevelopment organisations in Western Australia. George is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
LandCorp Board Member Peter Cooke

Peter Cooke

Initially appointed in April 2009.

Peter is Chairperson of the Planning, Development and Communications Committee and a member of the Governance and Remuneration Committee. He has a varied and extensive background in agriculture, agribusiness, marketing, strategic planning and communications.

For the past 20 years Peter has been the principal of Agknowledge, a small agribusiness firm specialising in providing strategic business development to a range of companies, government departments and enterprises across Australia. In 2016 Peter chaired a panel to review the Department of Agriculture and Food titled ‘Future Directions’. Peter is currently an Independent Director of the Western Rock Lobster Council, he was a Director of Landgate (2007-12), and Chief Executive Officer of the Kondinin Group (1988-1997).

Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and currently an Independent Chair for four Family Businesses. Until the London Olympics Peter chaired the National Selection Panel for Australia’s Equestrian Olympic team.
LandCorp Board Member Peter Gibbons

Peter Gibbons

Appointed on 1 January 2013.  

Peter is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and Governance and Remuneration Committee.

Peter has extensive experience in property investment banking, property development and property financing and funds management. Peter is has strong knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges of regional development in Western Australia. He has previously held a number of senior Board positions including the Board of the Silver Chain Group and Commissioner of the West Australian Football Commission.

Peter is also a non-executive director of not-for-profit aged care and retirement group Bethanie, and chairs its Property Development Committee. Peter is also highly involved in developing new technologies for the property sector, and is Managing Director of Openn, a digital real estate negotiation platform.
 Sue Middleton

Sue Middleton

Appointed on 1 July 2015.

Sue is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Sue helps to manage a diverse agribusiness operation and has wide ranging and deep change management experience across business, commodity groups and sectors and regional and local rural communities. Sue was formerly the Chairperson for the Western Australian Regional Development Trust and was the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s Rural Woman of the Year 2010.

Sue has held extensive Board and Leadership roles across all levels of industry and government, including Regional Women’s Advisory Council, the National Rural Advisory Council and a Commissioner on the Agricultural Produce Commission for Western Australia.

LandCorp Board Member Simon Read

Simon Read

Appointed on 27 April 2010

Simon is Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and has honed a hands-on skill set over 25 years of working with Australia’s leading corporate recovery specialists. He has specialised in corporate reconstruction, turnaround and business improvement.

Simon currently runs a consulting business specialising in the complex area of the Personal Property Securities Act. Simon has worked across many industries with significant experience in forestry, mining, engineering, finance and property. Simon is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant.
 Kylee Schoones Board Member

Kylee Schoonens

Appointed from 1 September 2016.

Kylee is a member of the Planning, Development and Communications Committee.

As an experienced Architect, Kylee has led the design and delivery of many aged care, multi-residential, retirement and community projects across Western Australia. She was the recipient of the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects WA Emerging Architect Award and the 2014 40under40 Award for her work within the architectural profession.

Kylee is also a Non-Executive Director for Bethanie, WA’s largest not-for-profit aged care provider and a council member for a number of industry boards and committees including the Property Council of Australia (WA Division) Divisional Council and the Australian Institute of Architects Chapter Council. Kylee is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.