Mr Rhys Williams

Rhys Williams is the Mayor of Mandurah, and the 2015 Young West Australian of the Year.

Prior to being elected Mayor in October 2017, Rhys was the CEO and Founder of The Makers, a non-profit social enterprise based in the Peel Region. As part of this role, Rhys worked with the team to establish Make Place, a co-working and innovation hub based in the Mandurah CBD.

In 2009, Rhys was one of the youngest people in Western Australia elected to a Local Government Council. He is an ambassador to the One Young World Leaders Summit, the world’s premier global leaders program, and is Chairman of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and John Tonkin College.

Rhys has worked with more than 100 communities across Australia and internationally, and is passionate about innovation as a tool for driving social change.