Michelle Mackenzie became Shelter WA’s CEO In March 2018.
Michelle has a passion for social justice, human rights and working with people to advocate and deliver more affordable and diverse housing choice. She is passionate about working collaboratively, facilitating the alignment of government, industry, researchers and the community sector to design and deliver an effective, affordable housing system.
Prior to working at Shelter WA, Michelle was an Executive Director at the WA Department of Regional Development, led the regional community relations team at Rio Tinto, and was an Executive Manager at the WA Local Government Association (WALGA). Michelle has worked on remote Kimberley Aboriginal communities and in the Pilbara, where she managed the Town of Port Hedland’s community services and development functions. Michelle has a Master of Arts in Public Policy and a Bachelor of Music/Arts (hons). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Leadership WA and graduated with an Order of Merit from the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ course.