Shelter WA CEO Announcement

After an extensive search, assisted by Lester Blades, the Shelter WA Board is delighted to announce that Kath Snell has been appointed the new Shelter WA Chief Executive Officer.

The Board believes that Kath will provide Shelter WA with strong advocacy, effective leadership and governance, and strengthen the position current CEO Michelle Mackenzie has worked so hard to achieve over the past five years.

“Michelle has generously agreed to remain in place as CEO until Kath can assume the role in October this year,” said Shelter WA Chair Kieran Wong.

“The search for a new CEO has taken some time and generated an incredible field of talented individuals seeking to lead Shelter WA into the future.

“The Board is grateful for Michelle’s ongoing dedication to the organisation and the communities Shelter WA advocates so strongly for. We will arrange for an appropriate farewell and thanks nearer the time and will leave Michelle to share any further details directly with you regarding what her future holds.”

Kath Snell

Kath has a long career in the not-for-profit sector, most recently as CEO of United Way WA, and prior to this as CEO of Volunteer Task Force.

Kath is a strong believer in social justice, supporter of empowering people living in disadvantage and an advocate for volunteering to help better community. In her previous roles she has demonstrated strong business development, effective advocacy and a depth of understanding of the role, impacts and need for an effective housing system for all West Australians. She has a Postgraduate in Psychology of Business and Management, Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Tourism Management, Marketing Certificate from Chartered Institute of Marketing, and is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.