Meet Our Team


Cassie Rowe – President

Cassie Rowe is the President of the BCG. Cassie started the group in 2013 sitting around the kitchen table with a group of like- minded residents.

Cassie is a qualified Financial Planner, she lives in Kewdale with her family and is a former Chair of the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre and is a former Chair of the board of the Film & Television Institute of WA.

Cassie is a Wellstone accredited trainer specialising in practical community campaigning. She is also president of the Ascot/Belmont Branch of the ALP.

Sue Pethick

Sue is a founder of the BCG and is a long term resident of Redcliffe. Sue is the Chair of the Board of the Belmont City College. Sue is a former business owner in Belmont.

Kris Doherty

Kris is a Belmont resident and a keen local sportsman. Kris writes the Belmont Community News “On the Ball ” sports column and works at the State School Teachers Union of WA.

Carol Hanlon

Carol is a Cloverdale resident and is the founding manager and CEO of the Belmont Business Enterprise Centre. The Belmont BEC has been operating for 20 years and is recognised as the pre-eminent business group in the City.

Bella Scharfenstein

Bella is a Redcliffe resident and a member of the Coolgardie Residents Action Group. Bella has taken a strong interest in the planning for the DA6 area in Redcliffe and is campaigning to stop the closure of Brierly Avenue.

Kevin Bettridge

Kevin and his family have lived in Belmont for over 50 years and he is a former councillor of the City of Belmont. He understands and recognises the issues associated with public housing in the community. Kevin is a member of Shelter WA and he is an advocate for improved maintenance programs for public housing tenants.

Margie Bass

Margie is a long term resident of Redcliffe, a Councillor of the City of Belmont and a Director of Belmont Rotary Club. Margie is a strong advocate for seniors in Belmont.

George Sekulla

George has lived in Rivervale for 37 years and is an active Justice of the Peace, he is a proud member of the Belmont RSL Club and is involved with Notre Dame Parish in Belmont. George is a Graduate of UWA and works as a Secondary School Associate Principal.

John Lugg

John owns stables in Ascot and is Vice President of the W.A. Racing Trainers association. John has held a trainer’s licence for 30 years and trained 300 winners including the Albany and Kalgoorlie Cups. John is passionate about engagement with the local community to ensure support for a vibrant racing industry.

Christine Miller

Christine is a former registered nurse in the public health sector and is married with an adult family who have lived in the area for over 30 years. Christine  is a graduate of Belmont City College and has a strong interest in protecting resident interests against inappropriate infill and high rise development.