About Our Board

Our Structure

Busselton Pride Alliance is an incorporated association registered with the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, and we operate under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.

Our board members are all long term LGBTQ+ rights campaigners and come from a range of professions including nurses, artists, musicians, mental health services, and a former Federal Senator.

While our board and event helpers are all volunteers, we take our roles and professionalism seriously as we engage with Local and State Government departments and local businesses.

Current Board Members

Brian Greig - Chairperson

Brian OAM (he/him) was a Senator for Western Australia between 1999 and 2005, becoming the first LGBTQIA+ rights activist elected to any Australian parliament, and first federal MP to acknowledge their sexuality. In 1995 he was a pioneer as the first openly gay person elected to public office in WA as a Councillor for the City of Vincent. In the 2000s, Brian helped found national lobby group the Australian Council for Lesbian and Gay Rights, later representing WA for Australian Marriage Equality. Brian has been an advocate and campaigner for LGBTQIA+ people for 30 years, for which he was awarded Australian Honours in 2011. With a background in politics, media and communications, Brian moved to Busselton in 2019 with his partner and their two rescue dogs for a sea-change.

Yvonne Innes - Deputy Chairperson

Yvonne (she/her) has lived in Busselton for 20 years and has a BSc in Nursing. She has worked with the LGBTQIA+ community in Edinburgh sexual health clinics in the 80s and in Sydney with gender reassignment patients. Yvonne has been a strong advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community throughout her long career in the health industry.

Clare Paine - Secretary

Clare (she/her) moved to the south west after a professional career in Canberra. With a background in policy and legislation, project management, and digital strategy, Clare is now a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and works and volunteers with a number of local charities. As well as a committed environmental activist, Clare is passionate about improving health outcomes for the LGBTQIA+ community in regional areas.

Other Board Members (profiles to come)

  • Courtney

  • Rhonda

  • Mia

  • Micah