Chief Executive Officer
Matt Taylor has a strong background in the fishing industry, including years as a commercial fisherman across numerous sectors. He completed a degree with first-class Honours in aquaculture and seafood science before working for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) which included establishing and coordinating the national research flagship for water in WA.
As Chief Executive Officer, Matt has a primary responsibility for the delivery of WRL’s strategic goals and objectives. He provides high level strategic and tactical advice on industry-related issues and coordinates the implementation of the Board’s decisions.
Finance & Administration Officer
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business and Management Studies from the University of Bradford and she is an Affiliate Member of Governance Institute of Australia.
As Finance & Administration Officer, Katherine provides financial and administrative support for the overall strategic and operational objectives. This includes overarching general operations, oversight of governance arrangements and financial processes of reconciliation and compliance.
Natalia Perez Haedo
Marketing & Communications Officer
Natalia has a strong background and valuable experience in events management, marketing, and communications with a degree with Honours in Tourism and Hospitality Management from Universidad del Salvador and a graduate diploma in marketing at Universidad Católica Argentina.
As Marketing & Communications Officer, Natalia drives progress in the development and implementation of our communications strategy, including all internal and external communications, media relations, and community engagement.
With experience in tertiary education, banking and professional services, Nicola is skilled in managing technology and organisational change projects, and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Bond University and professional qualifications in project and change management.
As Program Officer, Nicola co-ordinates the delivery of the Council’s strategic projects and programs, including the Industry Partnership Agreement, Marine Stewardship Council re-certification, and future enhancements to the Back of Boat lobster and DECK Programs.
Industry Research Programs
Market Analyst & Economist
Chris’s background is in applied economics and market analysis. He holds degrees in Economics with Honours and Commerce, and has worked in a variety of commercial, policy and research roles relating to Australian agriculture and fisheries.
As Market Analyst & Economist, Chris is responsible for the assembly and analysis of industry and market information. His work contributes to WRL’s ‘Understanding the Markets for Western Rock Lobster’ initiative.
Daniel has a background in agriculture and aquaculture economics, with degrees in Science and in Economics from University of Western Australia and a Master of Arts from Murdoch University.
In his role with WRL, Daniel drives delivery of the Understanding the Markets programme, supports the TACC Committee and conducts other economic research, analysis and reporting needs of WRL.