Clayton Hanrahan
2022 School Board candidate

Clayton Hanrahan

I wish to take this opportunity to express my interest in being considered for the above opportunity that has become available on the board of MPPS.

We have been members of the MPPS community since 2015 and I have been lucky enough to have had my son Cooper complete his last 4 years of primary school here and Nate and Zoe continue to thrive in year 3 and 4 respectively. Permanently based in Maylands and working in Perth, I would like to give back to my local community and the school that has given us so much in this time. I believe I would be an asset to the Board of MPPS and my background and experience across my 16 year career with BHP and involvement with numerous NFPs would bring a well-rounded member to your board. I have extensive experience with Risk Audit Committees, Financial, Governance Processes and Strategic Planning.

In my role with BHP I lead over 400 people to control a multi-billion dollar Iron Ore supply chain from the Integrated Remote Operating Centre in the Perth CBD. In my corporate experience I have managed departments with budgets in excess of $200M with a level of governance expected from one of Australia's largest publically listed companies. I have managed highly sensitive interface projects and lead change through complex stakeholder relationships. I am currently a director of BHP Freight Ltd and have been since 2015.

I have been privileged to have been a member of a number of successful community and non-for-profit boards that stand me in good stead to bring experience and value to the board of MPPS.

For the last 5 years I have been an accredited Ambassador for White Ribbon Australia and a foundation member of the WA Board for White Ribbon 2017. During this time I have overseen successful awareness and fundraising campaigns across Perth and the Pilbara and the installation of a purple bench in Newman to raise awareness for the victims of domestic violence.

I was a member of the BHP Community Consultative Board of Port Hedland from 2015-2018 that, along with Local and State Government worked on a collective response to complex social issues, including anti-social behaviour, air quality, access to health care and housing disparity

From 2016-2018 (until leaving Port Hedland) I had the privilege of being elected the Chairperson of the Port Hedland Youth Involvement Centre (, a self-sustainable NFP offering a youth drop-in centre, crisis accommodation, social enterprise, and outreach and patrol in some of Western Australia's most challenging circumstances. YIC works with at-risk young people to bring positivity to their lives, empower them to make good choices and feel better about the future; to replace hopelessness with hope. This was some of the most confronting but certainly rewarding work I have ever done in my life and culminated in the proud achievement of being awarded the Citizen of the Year for Port Hedland at the 2018 Australia Day awards.

I hope this brief summary shows the experience, professionalism and also passion I will bring to the board of MPPS. I will ensure we are successful as a community and will leverage my strong collaboration and networks to see our school and board prosper. I look forward to hearing back from you and if you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate in letting me know.