Esme is Chair of the WA Carers Advisory Council reporting to the Minister; appointed in 2015 she is passionate about carers, and has lived experience in the care and support of family members.
Esme is a member on both the Ministers Community Volunteering Reference Group and the Ministers NDIS Transition Governance Advisory Group, and the Ministers Plastics Working Group. She is a director of Volunteering Australia and The Paraplegic Benefit Fund .
She is RAC past President (2013-16 ) and Honorary Life Member , and was an RAC Council member retiring in March 2020, and previous director of the Australian Automobile Association.
Esme has also been President of the PMH Ex-Trainees Nursing and Associates, a member of the Children’s Hospital Alumni of WA board and has been previous Presidents of both the Wheelchair Sports WA Board ( now Rebound WA) , and of Wheelchair Sports Australia Board and served as a director on Disability Australia Board. She served as a guest member on the RFDS Consumers and Carers Advisory Council in 2020.
She has travelled extensively with athletes with a disability and has proudly attended all the Paralympic Games from Sydney 2000-to London 2012 inclusive.
Esme has been a company director of, and remains involved in, a Perth-based family surf business. She has been involved in tourism and hospitality ventures in the Kimberley region of WA. Esme has almost 30 years of nursing , health advocacy ,disability and has worked as a community road safety advocate for many years.
Princess Margaret Hospital HBD 2/77
Post Basic Orthopaedic Spinal Course 1983
BSc (Nursing), from ECU - and was the 1992 face of the ECU 25 years-25 faces celebration
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Honorary Life Member of RACWA
Life Member of Wheelchair Sports WA – now Rebound WA