President Rob Coales

Term: October 2027

Elected as the Shire President in 2023, Rob Coales lives in Byford with his wife and two teenage children, who all love the country feel of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

With over 20 years’ experience in law enforcement, security and defence, President Coales holds a Bachelor of Arts from Murdoch University, a Diploma of Policing through the Australian Federal Police and a Graduate Certificate of Transnational Crime Prevention from the University of Wollongong.

He served his county overseas with the Australian Army,  and is a graduate of the Australian Army Command and Staff College and an associate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

President Coales is involved in numerous community groups and is a Board member of Beenyup Primary School and Court Grammar School, the immediate past President of the Serpentine Jarrahdale Sub Branch of the Returned and Services League, and a member of the Byford Progress Association.

President Coales represents Council on the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee, Metropolitan Regional Roads Sub Group and the CEO Employment Committee.

President Coales believes Local Government's should be relevant, responsive and responsible. He is working to increase the community's involvement in all Shire activities, and acknowledges that this will improve accountability.

He has a passion for outdoor pursuits and to promote the Shire and the region for tourism and investment.

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