Chief Executive Officer - Peta Mabbs

Peta has had a 34-year career working within the State Government across agencies responsible for justice, policing, child protection, corruption and integrity, land information, housing and communities – all of which have critical links to the community.  She has a strong corporate governance and integrity background.

Ms Mabbs also has a very personal connection to the Town which attracted her to the role. “My love of the local community comes from a long connection with the area and fond childhood memories”, shared Ms Mabbs. “I spent the first 30 years of my life living in the Town of Bassendean in Ashfield, Success Hill and West Bassendean”.

“In my early years I attended the local Bassendean Kindergarten followed by Ashfield Primary School - where my mother taught for many years.  My mother worked for most of the remainder of her career at Eden Hill Primary and my father worked in the real estate industry for many years based in Bassendean before retiring”, she said.

“Growing up, I enjoyed being part of the local community through active participation in the Bassendean Girl Guides, Venturers, in addition to the local netball team, the Comets. I enjoyed numerous summers swimming, sailing and canoeing in the Swan River, near the old boatshed, which once stood near Pickering Park”.

“I am motivated by the opportunity to work in an environment where there is a real sense of community”, said Ms Mabbs.  “Growing up in Bassendean, I enjoyed a special and memorable childhood which I will always cherish.  Being appointed as the CEO of the Town of Bassendean is an honour and will enable me to work with a passionate and enthusiastic Council, committed staff and importantly, genuinely engage with the local community so together we can create a sustainable future that we may share with future generations”.