The Hepburn Centre


James Rowe

James has served as a South Ward Councillor at the City of Wanneroo since October 2021.

He lives locally in Girrawheen and remains involved in community activities and organisations. James serves on the community board at Joondalup Hospital, Waddington Primary School, Burbridge School and Girrawheen Senior High School.

He is passionate about the success of our local community and works to advocate for greater access to support services, as well as initiatives that celebrate the heritage and diversity of our community.

JohnPaul Leone JP

John has worked in many fields over his lifetime. He was an owner operator of a successful family business and owned a vending business that was widely used in the local community.

Now semi-retired, he is in many ways helping others including being a Justice of the Peace.

After being commissioned as a Justice of the Peace, John has worked in signing centres, in the judicial system with domestic violence and also coordinates JP rosters. John is active on The Justice of the Peace Alliance Board, president of the Royal Association of Justices for the Joondalup /Wanneroo Branch and is on a community Board.

John is a father of three adult children, also a foster father of three young children and a husband to a wonderful wife. John and his wife have been fostercarers since 2019 and are quite active in the role.

When not at home, John volunteers at many places and enjoys being involved with the grass roots of the community he is active at several charities doing store work to delivering furniture and household goods to people in need and also helping with food hampers.

John’s lifelong motto is, “There is good and bad in every creed, colour or race. Be excellent to everyone and one day someone will be excellent to you”.

Peter Jenkins

As an active member of the local community and a passionate advocate for place activation and community building, I am excited to serve as a board member for the Hepburn Centre in Marangaroo. With my experience managing a number of successful food truck events across Perth, I have developed a strong passion for bringing communities together in a welcoming and inclusive setting.

As a board member for the Hepburn Centre, I am committed to improving the lives of local residents and enhancing the sense of community in Marangaroo. Whether it's through organising engaging events and activities, promoting volunteerism and civic engagement, or working to improve the physical infrastructure of the centre, I am eager to play an active role in making the Hepburn Centre a hub of community life in the area.

With a deep understanding of the needs and desires of families and other community members, I am committed to ensuring that the Hepburn Centre is a welcoming and inclusive space for people of all ages and backgrounds. By leveraging my expertise in event planning and community building, I am confident that I can help the Hepburn Centre continue to thrive and serve as a beacon of community spirit in Marangaroo.

Natalie Herridge

A passionate community advocate Nat divides her time between a growing family, voluntary work and currently serves as a South West Ward Councillor at the City of Wanneroo. Nat lives locally in Landsdale and has dedicated many hours to supporting the community around her.

Life experience has taken Nat from a background in Retail Administration to becoming a mum and the highs and lows of owning small business.

She has been on the Board of Landsdale Primary School & P&C for a number of years and is an advocate for local schools, community groups & organisations and small business. Nat is passionate for the environment and strongly believes in leaving behind better than what we inherited for the generations of the future. She is also a member of Wanneroo’s local community & road safety advisory groups. 

Jenny Gates

Jenny has extensive experience as an active volunteer in the local area. She has supported Breast Cancer WA, Cat Haven, and Animal Rescue Cooperative WA.
As a long term Girrawheen resident, Jenny understands the challenges and opportunities that are unique to the local community.
Jenny's professional experience includes many years in the retail sector both in the UK and Australia.
Recently retired, Jenny looks forward to serving as an active, independent and dedicated member of the Board.