Prominent WA barrister and solicitor Rob McKenzie has been appointed to the Board of the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science.

Mr McKenzie is co-managing partner of McKenzie Moncrieff and counsel at Blackwall Legal LLP, practising in corporate, commercial and dispute resolution areas. With over 40 years’ experience, his focus is on corporate governance, structuring and fundraising, business reorganisations and reconstructions.

Mr McKenzie’s experience spans a wide range of industries such as financial services, health, science, technology, education, professional services, mining, retail and agriculture.

​He was a partner of major national law firm, Clayton Utz and its predecessor firms for 22 years, and a partner and board member of WA law firm Jackson McDonald.

Within the legal profession, he has held various positions. These include National Chair of the Law Council of Australia Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee, State Chair and National Deputy Chair of the Corporations Committee and serving as a longstanding member of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission Liaison Group.

State Government roles included acting for the Tourist Commission, the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, and Ramsay Health Care in the public-private partnership with the WA Department of Health on the $320 million redevelopment of the Joondalup Health Campus.

​Mr McKenzie is Non-Executive Chairman of Source Certain International, a world-leading analytical science company, Director of the Australian Institute of Neuro-rehabilitation and Director of Keystart Loans.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Federal Government Takeovers Panel, which adjudicates in company takeovers matters, and serves on the panel of mediators for Immediation, an online platform for improved dispute resolution.

Previous board roles include Director of the West Coast Eagles, Commissioner of the WA Football Commission and Director of Black Swan State Theatre Company.

For ten years, Mr McKenzie taught part-time at The University of Western Australia and has provided lectures and workshops to organisations on legal, commercial, governance and ethical topics.

Perron Institute Chair Professor Alan Robson AO CitWA said Mr McKenzie has a remarkable record of success.

“We look forward to his insight and contribution and warmly welcome him to the Board,” he said.


Media contact: Tennille Kroemer, Perron Institute, Communications Manager, 0426 044 223