Marion Fulker is the inaugural Chief Executive of the Committee for Perth, a think tank focused on Perth’s growth to 3.5 million people. Previously she was the Executive Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA).
Marion holds an MBA from Curtin Graduate School of Business. As an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, Marion is recognised for her on-the-ground research, having studied 33 cities across the developed world.
She is the Chair of the Conservation & Parks Commission and the immediate past Chair of the Heritage Council of Western Australia. She is also an independent member of the WAPC’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee.
In 2015, Marion was named as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence and in 2016 was the winner of the WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year in the For Purpose & Social Enterprise category. This year she was a finalist in the Western Australian of the Year awards program.
In March 2018, Marion participated in the discussion group at The Tax Institute's 'Achieving gender equity' event at Curtin University, along with ATO Assistant Commissioner Faith Harako, West Coast Eagles CFO Amanda Cox and facilitator Nick Heggart from Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills.
The speakers explored:
- What do the signs of a tipping point in gender equality and in broader diversity look like?
- What signals of sustainable progress are there in the Perth and WA landscape?
- What lessons can be learned from the shifts in industry such as sport – was there a tipping point and how did it come about?
- What role do each of us play, regardless of gender, in moving towards the tipping point?