Cath Harper, Director of Communications and Systems
Cath harper is a former lawyer who practised corporate law in Sydney before spending a decade working in Spain. Upon returning to WA, Cath has built a new career in fundraising, events and communications…
Cath worked in event management, business development and communications roles for Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Cancer Support WA, and the WA Association for Mental Health, before joining Evolve in mid-2018.
Cath plays a key role in quality control for our training program as lead editor for the organisation, as well as managing the organisation’s communications and systems.
Cath initially worked as Evolve’s conference organiser, with particular focus on sponsorship management. In addition to positive financial outcomes, Cath possesses a special talent for building and maintaining real relationships with funding organisations.
Paul Montague, Director of People and Services
Paul has decades of experience in training and group facilitation and has worked extensively with corporate, government and community sector clients, covering areas such as communication skills, advocacy, community building, engaging stakeholders and mental health…
Paul also has extensive experience in writing and directing, mentorship, and leading and managing diverse teams, and as Evolve’s Director of People and Services he supports training quality and provides educator development and wellbeing for the team.
Paul Underwood, Business Development Manager
Paul has had extensive experience of business development across a wide range of sectors, including Government, Not-for-profit and many others. By building close working relationships with Evolve’s clients, he strives to find the ideal professional development solution to meet their unique and varied needs.
Laura Young, Events Administrator
Laura Young is a skilled administration professional, who has worked extensively with local businesses and brings strong attention to detail and outstanding customer service skills to the Evolve team…
In addition to providing a high level of customer service and handling most enquiries, Laura is our ticketing specialist, who will ensure a smooth and effective registration system and assist with reporting requirements. Laura’s background aligns well with the Evolve values, as she has previously hosted workshops based around personal growth, acceptance, and building self-esteem.
Jane Sherwood, Accounts Officer
With a strong administrative background, Jane has extensive experience in managing accounts for numerous organisations. Jane manages the financials and accounts at Evolve….
In addition to this, Jane is an essential figure in the delivery of conferences and events, including the first annual People with Disabilities Conference held in November 2020 and the WA Tenancy Conference 2021.
Robyn Williams, Events Assistant
Robyn Williams assists us with our training logistics and on-site event requirements….
An experienced small business owner and educator with decades of experience, she draws on eight years’ experience as a TAFE lecturer and holds post graduate qualifications in both sustainability and facilitation and organisational communication.
Robyn provides our clients with practical support and assists with the preparation for a wide range of services and events.
Lincoln Hood, Hospitality Assistant
Lincoln Hood is a Canadian currently residing in Perth where she is a PhD candidate studying marine science. Her passion for science, the environment, and sustainability help fuel her research. However, her love of people and socializing led her to build her experience in the hospitality industry, both in Canada and Australia. ..
Lincoln works closely with Robyn to provide hospitality assistance and support for training courses and other events.
Willhemina Farmer, Aboriginal Training Consultant
Willhemina Farmer is a proud noongar woman from the great southern with cultural and personal networks from Broome to Esperance…
She draws on 30 years of experience in government partnerships and community initiatives delivering services in community development, health and mental health. Her experience includes working at an advisory level on national, state and regional projects.
Willa studied at Curtin University and Marr- Mooditj college in narrative therapy, aboriginal community management and development.
Willa is also qualified aboriginal mental health first aid instructor and has managed trainers across Australia.
Willhemina has a strong commitment and passion for justice and equal rights of all Australians, including “stolen generation” issues and issues related to recovery from alcohol/drug addiction and substance use.
Gilda Mercer, AWARE Project Coordinator
Gilda has a wealth of experience in adult training, co-design and consultation in both the private and public sector…
She has qualifications in business, governance, training and sustainability which took her overseas for a decade working in some very exotic locations.
Having spent seven years working with a wide range of community organisations at Volunteering WA, Gilda is a valuable addition to our team.