Our team

Peter BellPatron

Peter Bell

Peter’s connection to Fremantle extends over two decades of a distinguished football career with both the South Fremantle Football Club and Fremantle Dockers. Peter’s playing honors include All Australian selection, Club Champion awards and a Premiership medal (with North Melbourne Kangaroos).

Peter was captain of the Fremantle Dockers for five seasons. Along with this leading role in the local community Peter served as president of the AFL Players Association and was instrumental in negotiating progressive social outcomes for past, current and future AFL players.

Peter is proud to continue his active role in the Fremantle community.


Dylan SmithExecutive Officer


Dylan Smith founded the Fremantle Foundation in 2010 with the help of a high profile local steering committee and a Founding Donation from former Fremantle Dockers Captain Peter Bell. As Executive Officer of the foundation Dylan has been instrumental in attracting major donors to establish Named Funds and raising the profile of the Fremantle Foundation and giving in Fremantle, Perth and WA.
Dylan is now working to further grow connections with the financial adviser, accounting and legal communities to increase the level of giving in WA.
At a national level Dylan is a Director of Australia Community Philanthropy, an industry body that represents a network of 35+ community foundations across the country. And at an international level Dylan is working to set up an international exchange between community foundations across the globe.
Dylan has a Bachelor of Arts (Media) from RMIT Melbourne and has previously played 5 years of AFL football with the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Fremantle Dockers.

Contact Dylan

Full Time

0410 202 610


Sue StepatschukDonor Enagement and Operations Manager

Sue joined the  Fremantle Foundation as the Donor Engagement and Operations Manager in late September this year.  She holds formal qualifications including a Bachelor of Business, Grad Cert in Social Impact and Cert IV in Strategic Marketing.   This is complemented with an extensive background in the arts, tourism and the not-for-profit sector in marketing, stakeholder engagement and business development.

Most recently, she has been working as a Development Manager for Barking Gecko Theatre, a professional theatre company and resident company of the State Theatre Centre of WA.  Sue is sixth-generation Australian with her family settling on the east coast before moving to Western Australia in the ’50s.  She was born and raised in the remote southeast town of Esperance where she still maintains deep connections that extend across regional WA.

“I feel like I have landed in the right organisation, with the right people!  I am delighted to be working with Dylan and the team at Fremantle Foundation where I can combine all of my skills and experience to make a meaningful contribution to the WA community.  I have loved meeting our donors, partners and supporters and I am very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for the Fremantle Foundation”.

Sue works part-time whilst juggling a busy household with her husband, two teenage children and a dog.

Contact Sue

Part-time (0.6) Monday to Wednesday

0418 943 472


Brooke AslettDonations & Granting

Brooke started with the Fremantle Foundation in January 2018. She has a background as a PA working in a wide variety of industries.

Brooke works part-time school hours, and can often be found grabbing a coffee around Freo, or taking their dog Lucy to the beach.

Contact Brooke

Part-time (0.6) Monday – Friday 9.30 to 2.30



Carrie Clark – Acting Chair


Carrie is General Manager of Kalparrin, a not for profit organisation which supports families caring for children with disability and special needs.

Her professional experience has seen her working for large multinationals such a BHP Billiton, CITIC Pacific Mining and Atlas Iron, where she has successfully developed and managed over $20M worth of business/community partnerships. These partnership have produced significant positive social impacts as well as valuable business outcomes such as enhanced brand and reputation, increased employee engagement and management of social risks. Her work has won numerous awards including an Australia Business Arts Foundation Regional Award and National Award for the CITIC Pacific Mining Partnership with Kulcha Multicultural Arts and an SA Great Award for BHP Billiton’s Welcome program.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development. She worked at the City of Fremantle at the start of her community development career and is a proud Fremantle local.

David McDonald – Director


David has been a practicing lawyer since 1990 firstly in the City with a national firm and then in West Perth with a mid-sized firm and from 2003 as the Managing Director of the Fremantle based firm McDonald Pynt Lawyers.

David’s main areas of practice are commercial property and documenting business to business transactions.

David has previously been a director of Australian Medical Procedures Research Foundation which conducts the Fresh Start Recovery Program and is currently a board member of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce.

David Doyle – Director


Over the past 28 years David has produced large-scale CACD and Arts and Health projects across Western Australia and internationally. Since the 1990s in tandem with his Production role David has played a leading role in building DADAA to be an internationally significant Arts and Disability organisation. Artworkers and communities are central to his practice.

David has worked in disability arts practice and Arts and Health across WA, NT, Ireland and Hong Kong, Kenya and South Africa and is dedicated to furthering access to arts and culture for all people. He thrives working at a community level to develop bottom up approaches to local and State issues, transferring practices developed within a CACD context to achieve impacts within external Health and Disability communities. CACD in the context of 2016 is highly complex and demands a multi- disciplinary approach.

David’s projects have received multiple ABAF, WA State Arts, Mental Health and Regional Health Awards. His proven capacity to Broker long term cross government CACD partnerships around communities is outstanding.

Katie Stubley – Director


Katie has been a facilitator, design strategist and community builder for over 10 years. For the last six years she has been immersed in the field of social impact, eco-systems thinking and design for innovation both internationally and locally.

Katie has chosen to work at organisations that she feels deeply inspired by. These currently include the Centre for Social Impact UWA (Co-Director, Social Impact Festival) and innovation agency, Knowledge Society (Human-centred Designer). And have included All We Need is Right Here, City of Fremantle and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

She has also been the convener of the Perth u.Lab Hub and the Local Convener of the Design for Social Innovation Conference.

Lee Bartlett – Director


Lee is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He is Chief Financial Officer and Director of TAMS Group, a diverse national marine services business based out of Fremantle.

Prior to joining TAMS Group 5 years ago, Lee was an external auditor for BDO LLP, specialising in owner managed businesses and large motor dealerships. Lee has been recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce and is a resident of Fremantle.

He has been involved with the Fremantle Foundation for a couple of years as a donor, through Impact 100 Fremantle.

Professional Advisers Committee

  • Steven Smith (Chair)
  • Cathryn Urquhart
  • Gary Hasler
  • Hazel Ruby
  • Gemma Nugent

Audit Committee 

  • Lee Bartlett
  • Carrie Clarke

Investment Committee

  • Gary Hasler
  • Lee Bartlett
  • Andrew Bollingbroke (Investment Manager)