Liam Roche and Ralph Addis join Uniting WA Board.

Between them, Liam and Ralph bring a wealth of leadership experience, business acumen, government relations, governance and management expertise to the Uniting WA Board.  Their passion and commitment to the Western Australian community aligns strongly with Uniting WA’s purpose and values, and will ultimately benefit the people we support as together we seek to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. 

Mr Liam Roche B.Bus 

Liam Roche is an experienced business leader and board member who retired from the role of Chief Operating Officer of Seven West Media (WA) following a 40-year career in the media and manufacturing industry.  

With extensive knowledge of management and governance, Liam is widely recognised for his collaborative and inclusive leadership style.  He excels in simplifying complex challenges, finding new growth opportunities and building highly effective, results-driven teams in tough economic conditions. 

Liam is a dedicated contributor to the Western Australian community, serving in various capacities on not-for-profit and health service industry boards. These include Chair of the Perth Eye Foundation, Deputy Chair of Crime Stoppers WA, and a member of the Western Australia Board of the Medical Board of Australia. He also serves as Deputy Chair of Multiple Sclerosis Society WA and a Director of the South Metropolitan Health Service. In addition, Liam provides guidance for the Murdoch University Emerging Leaders Program and teaches part-time at Murdoch University. 

Liam has a Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in Management and a Minor in Human Resources. He is also an Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors graduate.   

Ralph Addis CA GAICD 

Ralph is an experienced chief executive, with strong commercial acumen and a wealth of experience in strategic leadership, organisational development and governance. Ralph has served in prominent leadership roles as Director General of the WA Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development and CEO of Lotterywest and Healthway. 

Ralph demonstrated a 15-year commitment to community development in the East Kimberley, focusing on Aboriginal-led initiatives in housing, employment, education, and welfare reform. 

In addition to his executive roles, Ralph brings a depth of expertise as a non-executive director and Chair in various public sector and not-for-profit settings.  

Ralph holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of New England (AU).  He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.