Broome & the Kimberley Region

Broome Future Limited (Broome Future) is a not-for-profit entity (company limited by guarantee).

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Join other like-minded business and community leaders in shaping the future of Broome.

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To ensure that Broome and the Kimberley Region is presented with every opportunity to prosper and grow into a thriving regional centre in the Indian Ocean Rim, utilising the significant attributes of the Region whilst preserving the unique and diverse culture and environment that is characteristic of the Region.


The Kimberley Region and Broome will be internationally recognised as a desirable location to live, visit and undertake commerce and trade by virtue of its strategic location, as well as its unique cultural diversity, biodiversity, breathtaking natural environment and natural resources.


Create a community-owned, evidence-based aspirational vision as to what the Kimberley Region and Broome will develop into in the 21st Century, the Asian Century.

Board and Management

Dr Ken Michael, AC

Independent Chair

  • Former Governor of Western Australia
  • Former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia
  • Former Commissioner of Main Roads Western Australia
  • Chairman, Australian Defence Force Assistance Trust

Mr Peter Yu

Deputy Chair

  • Chief Executive Officer of Nyamba Buru Yawuru
  • Former Chairman of Nyamba Buru Yawuru and holds several leadership positions with community and Aboriginal public policy initiatives in the Kimberley
  • One of the lead negotiators on behalf of the Yawuru Native Title Holders in reaching settlement of the Global Agreement with the Western Australian Government
  • Yawuru man and Broome resident

Mr Ron (‘Sos’) Johnston


  • President of the Shire of Broome
  • Former President of the Broome Chamber of Commerce
  • Former President of the Kimberley Tourism Association
  • Awarded the Sir David Brand Medal for Tourism and also the Centenary Medal
  • Board member of Horizon Power
  • Broome community and business leader and resident

Mr Denis Ryan, OAM


  • Former State Manager WA, Commonwealth Financial Services
  • Former State Manager Victoria/Tasmania, Commonwealth Financial Services
  • Former General Manager Perpetual Trustees WA
  • Former Managing Director D J Carmichael Pty Ltd
  • Former Management Consultant
  • Former Chairman Foodbank WA
  • Former Director Foodbank Australia
  • Recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community through Foodbank WA and Foodbank Australia
  • Broome resident

Ms Jodie Bell


  • CEO of Goolarri Media Enterprises
  • Former CEO of Marra Worra Worra in Fitzroy Crossing
  • Director of the National Indigenous Radio Service
  • Director of Ramu Productions Pty Ltd.
  • Inaugural Chairperson of the West Kimberley Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre
  • Indigenous woman of Butchella and Jagera descent (QLD) and longterm Kimberley resident
  • Broome resident

Ms Frances Taylor-Johnston

Executive Officer

  • NZ born of Maori descent residing in Broome
  • Former Advertising Executive in NZ and Perth
  • Over 20 years experience in strategic planning, media, project management and administration.

Mr Geoff Odgers


  • Financial Controller of the Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
  • Degree of Accounting from Charles Darwin University
  • 30 Years experience in hospitality and tourism management and accounting
  • Ex Treasurer Broome Fishing Club
  • Former Volunteer Broome Sea Rescue
  • Broome resident