As at 1 July 2015, the current MCB Board members are:


Board Member Leonie LiverisDr Leonie Liveris  (Chair)

Dr Leonie Liveris is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University. She is an independent consultant historian for the renewal and heritage of cemeteries and the Chairperson of the Monument Assessment and Advisory Committee. She has presented papers at national and international conferences on cemetery renewal. She has served on various state and national government boards and committees including multicultural affairs, hospital boards and the sexual assault advisory committee. She is the author of The Dismal Trader, Memories Eternal — 100 Years of Karrakatta Cemetery and Monuments and Masons. Dr Liveris was a consultant for the International Orthodox Women’s Network (Geneva), an invited keynote speaker at various conferences and has numerous publications in this area of research. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in History.

Board-Joe O'Dea JnrMr Joe O'Dea Jnr  (Deputy Chair)

Joe O'Dea Jnr has a long association with the funeral industry in WA. He has been managing director of the Bowra and O'Dea group of companies since 1985. He was President of the Australian Funeral Directors Association, Western Australian division from 1984–1990 and served as National Councillor for much of that time. Joe is also a member of the Board's Committee Finance, Audit and Risk and has represented the MCB on many delegations.



Board Member Donald WhittingtonMr Donald Whittington

Don Whittington has been a member of the MCB since 2003 and prior to that was a member of the Fremantle Cemetery Board.  He is a member of the Board's Committee Finance, Audit and Risk  and represents the Board on the Monument Assessment and Advisory Committee. He presented papers on natural burials at the 2006 & 2011 Australasian Cemeteries and Crematoria Association Conferences.  He also presented a paper at the Association's 2014 Conference on the heritage tours that he regularly conducts in Fremantle Cemetery.   Don was a Councillor of the City of Fremantle for nine years including three years as Deputy Mayor and six years as Chairperson of Planning and Development.  


Board Member Leonie LiverisMs Brenda Robbins

Brenda Robbins practises as a barrister at Sir Clifford Grant Chambers in a variety of areas of law. Prior to her legal career she held a number of senior executive positions, including as CEO, in the Western Australian Government. She has served on numerous boards including the Senate of the University of Western Australia, the Legal Aid Commission and the Australian Institute of Management, including a term as President. She is currently a Director of the government-owned financial services provider Keystart Loans Ltd, and a Trustee of the Scholarships Trust of Graduate Women WA Inc.  Brenda holds a Juris Doctor (High Dist), BA (Econs), GradCertAusMigLaw and is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).  She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Fellow of the AICD.


Board member Anthony EvansMr Anthony (Tony) Evans

Tony Evans has extensive commercial and corporate governance experience as a senior executive in the resources, property, education and not-for-profit sectors. He has served as a member and chair of a number of boards including the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, the Royal Automobile Club of WA, Swan River Trust, Perth Primary Care Network Limited and Challenger TAFE. Tony holds a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Education from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Company Secretaries and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Board Member Renate Smith

Dr Renate (Ricki) Smith

Ricki Smith has almost 20 years of experience in sales, marketing public relations and 
strategic planning and is currently CEO of Access Care Network Australia, a subsidiary of the Silver Chain, Western Australia’s largest community based health and aged care provider. She has been on the boards of a number of companies including the Black Swan Theatre Company, the Energy Industry Ombudsman of Western Australia, United Way Western Australia and United Way Australia and the Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 



MCB Board Member Darrell JonesMr Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones has many years’ professional experience in finance, marketing and economics across private and government sectors including economic regulation, electricity utilities, banking, and telecommunications. He has consulted in marketing, communications, and strategic planning to a variety of businesses. He is a board director of the Perth NRM (where he also sits on the Audit Committee) and community board member for the Helena Valley Primary School. He was a Councillor at the Shire of Mundaring for six years (2009 – 2015), two as Deputy Shire President, where he sat on several committees including Chair of the Audit & Governance Committee. Darrell holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment, and a Graduate Certificate in Marketing. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.