Dr. James Butterworth
Heading up Red Earth Property Group, James as the Managing Director is responsible for all aspects of the business.
With a PhD in Psychology, and specific interests in housing management, community engagement and development, James has built a high level of expertise in service delivery and research in diverse settings including metropolitan, rural, and remote communities, and has established high level management capability in areas including housing, Aboriginal housing, community planning and emergency management.
Most recently, James has held the role of Western Australian State Manager of Community Housing Limited (and subsequently Aboriginal Community Housing Limited). His portfolio experience is diverse and widespread.
Commencing with employment at CSIRO as a project scientist in the 1990s, James has many years of experience in consulting and undertaking social research and project work across Australia including the Kimberley and the Fitzroy Valley. In the last 10 years, he has helped to drive reforms in Aboriginal housing in WA, including promoting a community development perspective and conducting negotiations in establishing Housing Management Agreements with remote communities.
As General Manager of Red Earth Property Group and Licensee of Red Earth Residential Lynda is responsible for the Operations of the Organisation and is in Bona Fide Control of the Licensed Real Estate Agency.
Lynda’s most recent role was at Community Housing Limited as Housing Services Manager responsible for State operations and playing an integral role in providing and improving housing services to vulnerable client groups. This included overseeing Aboriginal Transitional Housing Contracts in the East and West Kimberley as well diverse portfolios in Geraldton, Exmouth, Coral Bay and Perth (including social, disability, mental health, seniors, veterans and key worker housing).
Previously an owner of a Residential Real Estate Agency in Perth’s North East Corridor Lynda was responsible for all aspects of the Agency.
Garry is an Aboriginal man hailing from Mullewa who is proud to be working towards his people becoming self-determined and who loves working with his mob every day. After managing remote housing contracts in the East Kimberley and Goldfields for the past four years with Community Housing Limited, Garry’s knowledge and understanding of the WA Government’s existing approach to managing remote community housing extensive. This includes a raft of ideas for improving management and producing more authentic and sustained outcomes for people in communities.
Garry left school at the age of 16 and joined the WA Police as a cadet. At 19 he graduated from the Police Academy and worked in numerous city and country locations for the next 17 years. He held various roles while with the Police including Shift Sergeant, Officer in Charge of a Station, Civil Claims Officer, Major Projects and Critical Skills Instructor.
Following this career change, Garry has worked in government and local government positions including the Regional Director for the Department of Aboriginal Affairs which carried responsibility for service delivery across the Goldfields/Esperance Region.
Liz is a friendly and outgoing customer service professional who excels at building genuine and respectful relationships with clients. Liz has extensive property management background with a focus on residential leasing. More recently, experience in the not-for-profit Community Housing sector has extended her knowledge and understanding of the Housing environment.
Prior to employment in the Community Housing Sector, Liz worked for a private Real Estate Company.
Her role at Red Earth Property Group is to assist the General Manager with operations of the business. Liz will also use her real estate knowledge to assist the development and promotion of the private Real Estate arm. Her role will extend to that of a Property Manager, conducting home opens, lease signups, property inspections and liaising with owners of private rentals.
Alix oversees the Short Stay Facility at Ganalili and works closely with the Caretaker and the Trust to ensure the smooth running of the Facility.
With an extensive background in Real Estate and Settlements Alix has a natural ability to problem solve and put systems and procedures in place. She has a current Real Estate Registration and is studying towards her Diploma of Real Estate.
After running his own business for many years Dave took the step early last year to commence his studies in Community Services. His passion for helping people has now led him to the role of Caretaker at the Ganalili Short Stay Facility.
As the live-in Caretaker Dave is responsible for the ongoing maintenance at the property and will be engaging each day with the occupants and ensuring they are safe and happy.