Former Kalamunda chief executive officer Rhonda Hardy. Picture: Sarah Griffiths

Former Kalamunda CEO passes away

City of Kalamunda Mayor Margaret Thomas expressed her condolences, calling Rhonda Hardy an exceptional leader.
March 21, 2024

FORMER City of Kalamunda chief executive officer Rhonda Hardy, who served for a decade, has died following a battle with cancer.

City of Kalamunda Mayor Margaret Thomas expressed her condolences, calling Ms Hardy an exceptional leader.

“Her dedication, vision, and tireless efforts have left an indelible mark on our community,” she said.

“Rhonda’s dedication to public service and her outstanding leadership have left an enduring impact on our city.

“Her passion for surfing, travelling, gardening, and exploring leadership and human motivation in the workplace endeared her to many.

“She will be sorely missed.”

Ms Hardy was the chief executive officer from July 2013 to September 2023, when she resigned due to health issues.

Prior to joining the city, she held positions at the WA Institute of Sport, Edith Cowan University, and the Lady Gowrie Child Centre.

In 2017, she was a finalist in the Telstra Women’s Business Awards and in 2018 she received the meritorious award for her service to local government by the Local Government Professionals WA.

Speaking to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in November 2020, Ms Hardy reflected on her career with the city.

“While my time at the City of Kalamunda has had tumultuous moments, I have also had some of the best experiences of my life,” she said at the time.

“It’s a wonderful city, with a beautiful environment and amazing people.”

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