We acknowledge the Yawuru people,
the traditional owners and
custodians of the land on which
we work and learn together.

Broome SHS


School Board Members

Mathew Burt

, Principal

Leanne Wells

, Manager Corporate Services

Joe Edgar

, Cultural Advisor - Yawuru

Joe is an experienced and highly enthusiastic community services leader/professional, with over thirty years of diverse experience across the community sectors as a senior cultural advisor and operational manager, community liaison, integrity committee member, board member of various NGO and long-serving leader and member of registered native title body corporates. Joe is a strong, strategic and transformational leader, with a versatile and optimistic style, who thrives on the opportunity to drive innovation and excellence.

Sam Alexeeff

, Staff Representative

Sam operates in the Student Services space as part of the Behaviour Management team here at the school, and has a passion for pastoral care. His wife works in Health at Broome Hospital and together they have two young daughters. Sam has been involved in local football since he arrived in Broome in 2015, leading and managing the West Kimberley Football League. This has provided many opportunities to develop positive respectful relationships with community members from the broader West Kimberley region. Sam brings to the Broome Senior High School board extensive experience in education and community sport.

Clare Stack

, Staff Representative

Ashley Eastwood

, Board Chair

Ashley started visiting the Kimberley in 1987 and fell in love with the people, the rich culture and the magnificent landscapes. Her family moved to Broome permanently in 2008. She has a daughter who recently graduated from Broome Senior High School and a son in Year 11.
Ashley is passionate about public education and contributing to the education and life outcomes for Kimberley kids. She believes that having a high performing school that offers our children every opportunity to excel in life whilst also fostering care and respect for others can only enrich our families, our community and our future generations.
Professionally Ashley has worked in the public health system for more than 35 years and has 30 years of experience in middle and senior management.
She is active in the community supporting several not-for-profit organisations. She has previously been a board member of Broome Primary School and president of its P&C. Ashley has held a position on the School Board of Broome Senior High School for the last six years. She values her current role as Board Chair and looks forward to working with the board to represent the voices of our diverse community.

Christian Joder

, Parent Representative

Christian is an active member in the community in his role as Broome General Manager for ACOR Consultants and as President for the Broome Pearlers Sporting Club. As a Chartered Professional Engineer, Christian understands the importance of governance and leadership. Christian brings strong management skills gained from his 20 years of experience as a senior manager, mentor and leader. As a parent of two children now attending Broome Senior High School and a passion for engineering, Christian is excited to be involved with the School board and contribute his knowledge and experience to the staff and students at Broome Senior High School.

Mel Marshall

, Parent Representative

Joanna Fox

, Parent Representative

Travis Campbell

, Student Representative

Sean Cooper

, Community Representative - Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Michael Gilmour

, Community Representative - Broome Residential College