SBDC Board

The SBDC is governed by a Board, drawn from the private sector under the auspices of the Small Business Development Corporation Act 1983. The SBDC Board meets on a monthly basis to consider issues relevant to the direction and operation of the Corporation.

As the SBDC’s governing body, the Board has responsibility for performing the functions set out in the Small Business Development Corporation Act 1983.

The SBDC Board has four strategic roles:

  • direction of the organisation
  • determination of standards
  • coordination of planning, policies, and decision-making frameworks
  • acting in an advisory capacity to the minister, the government and other agencies.

Operational roles of the Board include:

  • setting strategies
  • focusing on client service and customer needs
  • striving for organisational best practice and compliance with standards
  • delegation of operational decision-making to officers within the SBDC.

    Kitty Prodonovich - Chair

    Kitty Prodonovich

    Ms Prodonovich was initially appointed to the Board in May 2008 and took up her position in September 2008. Ms Prodonovich was appointed Chair of the Board on 1 October, 2014.

    Ms Prodonovich has owned and operated a number of small businesses, including two award winning businesses in the Goldfields. She was the recipient of the Goldfields Young Achiever Award and winner of the 2002 Goldfields Business of the Year. She was elected the youngest executive member of the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is a past president. Ms Prodonovich is currently the CEO of the Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry in WA.


    Susan Bailey

    Susan Bailey

    Susan Bailey was appointed to the Board in April 2014. Mrs Bailey is a former owner of two furniture and homeware stores, she also has 25 year's experience in the residential construction sector, working with builders and other small business participants in the industry.

    Mrs Bailey is past president of the WA Housing Industry Association, a Board member of the Construction Training Fund Board, and a consultant to the industry.

    Steven Dobson

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    Appointed to the Board in September 2012, Steve is a director of a family-owned financial planning firm, specialising in advice to small business owners. Steve has worked and volunteered with several state government emergency service agencies and not-for-profit organisations, gaining experience in corporate governance and volunteer management. Steve has a Master of Business Administration from Murdoch University, a Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) from RMIT University and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Jeff Healy

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    Jeff Healy was appointed to the Board in September 2012. Jeff is founder and owner of a niche marketing consultancy in Perth specialising in direct marketing. Jeff has had an extensive career in sales, marketing and retail including a period with Australia Post as Change Management Lead, State Retail Manager and Marketing Manager.

    Anthony Masi

    Anthony Masi

    Anthony Masi was appointed to the Board in April 2014. Mr Masi is a pharmacist and has owned and operated successful small businesses in rural Western Australia since 1991. These include a camera store, a health food shop, an IGA grocery store and two pharmacies. He currently employs 35 staff in Broome. He is a board member of the Kimberley Pilbara Medicare Local; and Boab Health, and a committee member of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia (WA Branch).

    Mr Masi is also an active member of the Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc., a Broome-based children's cancer charity. He was Chair from 2008-2010 and is currently the organisation's Treasurer.

    Sonia McKeiver

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    Sonia McKeiver was appointed to the Board in September 2012. She has degrees in law and economics from the University of Queensland, as well as broad experience in investigations, compliance and dispute resolution gained through her roles as compliance officer with the Financial Services Authority in London and case manager with the Financial Ombudsman Service in Melbourne. Ms McKeiver is also a board member of Churchlands Primary School and treasurer of the Stirling Apache Softball and Teeball Club. She is currently employed by the Office of the Auditor General and conducts performance audit work.

    Allan Pendal


    Allan Pendal was appointed to the Board in October 2014. Allan is co-owner of a real estate business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. He has extensive experience in the finance/banking sector and was Financial Controller and Company Secretary for a large public company.

    Allan is currently Chair of ASX listed Goldfields Money Limited and Deputy Mayor of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder City Council.itty Prodonovich was appointed to the Board in May 2008 and took up her position in September 2008.

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