Kerry has spent 44 years as an educator within Western Australia including 21 years as a principal of a secondary senior high school in the South West. She holds a Bachelor of Education, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Science and is a Principal Fellow (having completed research and studies at Harvard University).

Having been a director on boards for rural education and schools, Kerry has understanding of director’s roles and responsibilities. Spending over 50 years in communities in the Wheatbelt, Pilbara and South West, she is aware of how the Arts can enhance social cohesion and participation in communities.

Walking, cycling and ocean swimming are Kerry’s passions and have taken her and her husband and friends to places all over the world. Some of these include walking across the Himalayas, the mountains of Bosnia, the Pyrenees in Spain and France, the mountains and Fiords in Norway, the Milford Track in New Zealand, the Nakasendo Way in Japan and cycling in Chile across the Andes into Argentina.

Kerry and her husband Lachlan purchased land in Margaret River in 2016, and after building a home moved to the area in December 2020.

Studying art early in her career, Kerry has continued an active interest in the arts. “As a resident I have been impressed with how Arts Margaret River creates, promotes and supports the full spectrum of the arts. Our community is extremely fortunate to have this vibrant organisation.”

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