Perth Hills Future is a recently established Community Peak body led by four Founding Members. 


We aim to formalise the governance structure by appointing a board and committee representative of each local government area. Expressions of interest to join the inaugural board and committee will be opening soon. Please join us as a member to receive information and updates.

Keith Ellis

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Keith is the Chair of Regional Development Australia, Perth and a former Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale President and Councillor. Keith is a well-known marketing agent within the Perth community, specialising in TV production. He has lived, worked and breathed business and marketing for over four decades.  


Keith is an avid sportsman, as past captain of the Royal Perth Golf Club, former Deputy Chairman of Greyhound WA, and has been associated with tennis, hockey and surf clubs over the years.


With a commitment to the local community, Keith chairs the Serpentine Jarrahdale Trails Committee and is the President of the Darling Downs Residents Association which assists in the volunteer management of a 70 acre equestrian park located there. He is also a past State President of the Local Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a board member and current patron. 


In joining Perth Hills Future, Keith continues the work of Regional Development Australia, Perth that has incubated this community peak body and will further support its governance. Keith is committed to contributing his wisdom and networks to attract and promote investment across the Perth Hills.

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Erik Stanton-Clements

Erik has been an independent advisor to government, industry and not for profits for twenty years with an emphasis on industrial and regional development, business cases, governance, strategy and policy solutions.


He has a strong track record in developing agreement across stakeholders through alignment of core values and priorities that unlocks intrinsic value for investors, supply chains, the environment and communities.  This has included engagements with organisations in the resources, infrastructure, government policy, industrial and strategic planning, regional development, university and community sectors.


Erik is a Director of Lithium Valley Incorporated, an industry peak body formed to facilitate local and international new energy growth opportunities.  He is a past Chair and current member of the Sawyers Valley Primary School Board.  Past service includes Boards and committees dedicated to sustainability and common good outcomes.


Along with a small group, Erik was an early advocate for the development of Perth Hills Future to bring greater coherence and strategic relevance to the shared values of Perth Hills locals.  The goal then and now is to effectively articulate these values through planning and policy instruments and drive aligned investment across the Perth Hills.  It is Erik’s conviction that these values are the source of economic growth than can sustain and enhance the Perth Hills culture and environment for locals, visitors and future generations.