As the founder and director of Worthy Parts Michael has been heavily involved in creating and developing the revolutionary new website and business model dedicated to the mining and construction industry.
With a supervisory mechanical maintenance background, Michael has a strong understanding of the need for parts availability and machine down-time, and began the planning for the Charity Rebuild.
Michael’s vision is to utilise the network of service providers within the Australian Mining industry to rebuild a R2900G Loader, with the proceeds from the sale being donated to selected beneficiaries.
Hugh was born in Midland in 1944, pursued his secondary education at CBC Terrace, Perth and went onto complete his apprenticeship as a carpenter & joiner, something he is always proud of. He and his wife Kaye have two children, they owned and operated their own business in the building & construction sector for 15 years in the Perth metropolitan area. In 1986 they moved to Kalgoorlie-Boulder where commence a new career as a Building Surveyor in Local Government. He moved back into the private sector in 1990 as the Chief Executive Officer of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry a position he held for 27 years.
Community engagement has always been a part of his life, particularly sport. He is a Life Member of the Kalamunda Junior Football Club, Goldfields Football League and Eastern Goldfields Cricket Association having chaired both. He is the current chairman of the Goldfields Community Legal Centre, Eastern Goldfields College, Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre, Founding & Executive Member of the Regional Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Regional Remote Education Advisory Council Committee to the Minister for Education and in 2008 inducted into the Regional Small Business Hall of Fame for his contribution to business. In 2009 He was recognised by the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry as its Citizen of the Year for community engagement.
Hugh continues to remain an active part of the region’s business and wider community.
Born and raised in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, John Bowler is a former journalist who worked at both the Kalgoorlie Miner and ABC before becoming the founding editor of the Golden Mail in 1997. Mr Bowler was elected Mayor of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder during the October 2015 Local Government elections. Mr Bowler is a former state member for both the seats of Eyre and Murchison-Eyre as a member of the Australian Labor Party and for the seat of Kalgoorlie as an independent. During his time in parliament, Mr Bowler served at various times as Minister for Local Government and Regional Development, Land Information, Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern, Sport and Recreation, Resources and Assisting the Minister for State Development, Employment Protection and Racing and Gaming.
Joselyn is the Practice Manager and Business Adviser at Kalgoorlie based accounting firm, Business Precision. Joselyn’s core passion is to improve the financial literacy of business owners to maximise business performance. Joselyn works with clients in business planning and financial forecasting to set foundations and goals for measuring outcomes.
Key areas of measurement include budget forecasting linked with review and accountability in profitability, activity, efficiency, asset usage, liquidity, cash flow and growth.
Qualifications include a Bachelor of Business at Edith Cowan University, Advanced Diploma of Management, Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) and Certificate IV in Small Business Management. She is also in the process of finalising a Master of Professional Accounting.
Bill is a local Kalgoorlie-Boulder resident and the director of McKenzie and McKenzie lawyers for over 30 years, servicing the local community and business sector.
Acting as a principal lawyer, Bill’s experience ranges across business and commercial law, which has provided a pathway to being heavily involved in the local business community.
Bill is recognised as a large contributor to the development of opportunities for local people, throughout the community, including the sporting community.
As a life member and former president of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Bill has enrolled himself in numerous local community development groups, such as former chairman of the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission, and was on the State Development Council and on the board for the local CR Tafe board for around 30 years.
Bill was a founding member of the Goldfields mining expo.
Sean Wood joined Worthy Parts at the launch of the Worthy Parts Mining Legends Charity Rebuild Project. Sean brings 25 years of mining experience to the project, in a variety of fields. Starting as an apprentice in Kalgoorlie, Sean has had field experience in exploration. From there, Sean moved to Black Swan, where he worked his way up from a leading hand, to supervisor, through to the maintenance superintendent for mobile equipment.
During Sean’s time at La Mancha, he was part of the division that established Frog’s Leg Mine Site. Sean worked for Pit and Portal as the general manager of their maintenance department, looking after the Perth and Kalgoorlie branches and more recently Sean worked for Northern Star as their Maintenance Superintendent at EKJV.
Sean’s experience has been well sought after in the industry, and is a major asset to the Charity Rebuild Project that will see industry service providers come together to rebuild a R2900G with the intent to sell it to a pre-determined Minesite, donating the profit to charities that affect both nationwide and local organisations.
Sean finds his drive in the concept of the project, where the larger mining community will be positively impacted by the sale of the machine.