Crime Stoppers Western Australia Limited is a registered charity managed by our voluntary Board of Directors, which includes our Chief Executive Officer and a representative of the Commissioner of Police.
Associate Professor Pamela Henry is Director of the Sellenger Centre for research in Law, Justice and Social Change at Edith Cowan University. She is a member of several university committees and has completed a range of projects in crime and policing-related research.
Liam Roche is an experienced business leader with a career spanning 40 years in the media industry, retiring from the role of Chief Operating Officer of Seven West Media (WA) in 2015.
Liam serves as a Non Executive Director for MSWA, Westcare Incorporated and ESF (Australia) Pty Ltd and sits on a number of Board committees.
Liam is recognised as an exceptional mentor with the skills and experience to lead, influence and motivate individuals and teams to perform at their peak.
Peter Harris has more than 30 years’ experience in media, government and corporate communications in Western Australia.
He was a journalist, State Government media adviser and then Managing Director and Executive Director of PPR WA for more than a decade, having grown the agency to be WA’s largest public relations consultancy.
He established Peter Harris & Associates in 2017, is a member of The 500 Club Executive Committee and is Chair of the Registered Consultancies Group (WA).
Jarrod has over 28 years’ experience in the marketing and communications industry. He spent 13 years as part of the WA Police Media & Public Affairs Directorate and since 2005 has worked in the private sector. He currently runs his own advertising and marketing consultancy Sixteen By Nine.
Jarrod was also a board member of Neighbourhood Watch WA between 2013-2018 and has been a board member of Crime Stoppers WA since 2017.
Geoff has over twenty years’ experience in Finance and Administration roles across four diverse industries. A qualified CPA, Geoff is currently Executive Manager Finance at the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.
Brad Royce, APM
Assistant Commissioner Brad Royce APM joined the Western Australia Police Force as a recruit in 1994.
He achieved the position of Commander, Metropolitan Region in 2015 before assuming his current position as Assistant Commissioner, State Crime.
He is a highly visible advocate of WA Police, both in his official capacity and in his day to day life where he takes pride in his community and seeks to deliver a style of policing to improve it. He is a Board Member of Crime Stoppers Western Australia and the Child and Adolescent Health Services Consumer Advocacy Council.
In recognition of his service, he was awarded the Australian Police Medal on Australia Day 2015.
Shane is a Partner and Senior Lawyer at Piper Alderman. He is frequently recognised in Doyle’s guide of leading lawyers. His area of expertise is in Employment, Industrial Relations, Health & Safety, Governance, Privacy, Boards and Litigation in Courts and Tribunals. He acts as the general counsel for certain clients, has an expertise in executive remuneration and share schemes and conducts investigations into a range of sensitive matters including corporate crime and fraud.
He lecturers at Murdoch University in governance and legal strategy. He has held senior management roles in BHP and Downer, as well as being a Lawyer at Freehills. He has been a director of a cattle production business and a global resources, energy and agriculture investment fund. He is the co-author of a book on the management of fly in fly out operations.
Ben has worked as a journalist since 1999. His early career at The West Australian included stretches of crime reporting and political journalism.
He worked in London for regional and national titles before returning to WA in 2006.
Since then he has held the positions of The West Australian’s news editor, chief of staff, state political editor and group business editor. In his current role at chief reporter he writes on a range of issues, including finance, politics and crime.
Viola started working with Crime Stoppers WA through the Edmund Rice Centre WA’s Developing Community Leaders Initiative, developing an Ethical Leadership community project in partnership with Crime Stoppers WA and Edith Cowan University. This project aims to empower young leaders to find their voice and influence cultural mindsets that encourage the concealment of criminal activity.
Previously, Viola has taken part as board member in the Australian Red Cross WA Youth Advisory Committee, as well as volunteered in their Migration Support program.
Viola is passionate about social and Human Rights issues, and is a strong advocate for the development and strengthening of social policy.
Steve has over 26 years in the telecommunications industry, founding Networx Internet, which was then successfully sold to iiNet in 2001. Steve worked at iiNet in various executive roles, including Chief Product Officer, Marketing Manager, Merges and Acquisition Mgr, and Head of Business and Enterprise. He also founded and was the Director of iiNet Labs, iiNet’s research and development, prior to joining Telstra’s Chief Technology Office in 2014.
At Telstra he now leads a dynamic team of deep domain technologists who focus on customer workshops, innovative technology proof of concepts and technology thought leadership, leading Xreality – Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, Drones/UAV’s and Submersibles, Humanoids, AI and Machine Learning.
Janelle has worked with the Western Australia Police Force since 2019 and currently heads up the Data Science and Analytics division. This dynamic team is responsible for all the reporting and analytics of the agency’s data, focussing on enhancing capability by maximising the use of data to support front line policing and community safety.
Janelle has previously held positions in the education industry as an Assistant Dean, a science teacher and chemistry specialist and also managing different projects at various national science organisations.
Janelle joins the board of Crime Stoppers WA in 2022.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Tony Longhorn currently heads the State Intelligence and Command Portfolio.
He began his career with the Western Australia Police in 1992. He has served in an operational capacity in a number of regional and metropolitan stations including Moora, Mullewa, Geraldton, Midland, Mirrabooka and Perth. He also served as a Detective in Regional Western Australia, Metropolitan Detectives and at specialist positions within the State Crime Portfolio.
In September 2019 he commenced as Detective Superintendent in charge of the Serious and Organised Crime Division before being promoted to the rank of Commander (State Intelligence), State Intelligence and Command Portfolio in December 2021.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Vince Hughes has held senior public sector roles at the Public Sector Commission, WA Police, Corruption and Crime Commission and the National Crime Authority. Prior to this he was a police officer in the Republic of Ireland.
Vince has published papers in the area of knowledge management and intelligence.
He was appointed Chair of Crime Stoppers Australia in November 2021 and is an Australian representative on the board of Crime Stoppers International.