KDCCI Executive Board

The KDCCI Executive Board is comprised of volunteer board members nominated by KDCCI members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The board meets once a month to discuss issues impacting the local business community.

Interested in joining the KDCCI Executive Board? Email ceo@kdcci.asn.au or call 08 9144 1999.

Kylah Morrison

Vaughan Corps

I have been in Karratha for 30 years. After completing my schooling and furthering studies and travelling I decided to return to Karratha 9 years ago to work in the family business, Karratha Earthmoving & Sand Supplies. Since working back in Karratha we have expanded to include Karratha Environmental Crushing and Karratha Asphalt in our business portfolio. We are a local employing company and we do not do any FIFO. Karratha Earthmoving has been operating in Karratha for almost 30 years and is a truly local company.
Jodi Porteous

Jodi Porteous

Jodi is an experienced board member with treasurer experience and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a qualified CPA, who part owns Northwest Accountancy Pty Ltd, and is passionate about small businesses succeeding. She understands staffing difficulties, budgetary restraints, and the constraints of living and working in remote areas. Jodi is proud to live and work in Karratha, bringing up her family here


Chris Schilling

Chris Schilling
Board Member

Chris and his family have been Karratha locals for 18 years with Chris holding management roles in various companies during that time.

Whilst in these management roles, he has developed and built solid and respected relationships with many business’s large and small in the Pilbara and Kimberley.  Over this time, Chris has seen how local businesses have who provided the service and reliability expected, have been rewarded with loyal support from the community and this has enable them to maintain their business’s in the various towns.

With his experience in management it has highlighted the continued need to have our local residents to buy from and support our local businesses – the only way our community can continue to grow. Chris is passionate in his belief that with strong local business’s it will flow onto the support and growth of our sporting and recreational activities that rely on sponsored support each year. Our children and their children are the future of our towns and community, and the local businesses will always have a support role in achieving the dreams by having these successful groups.

Chris’s has been actively involved in the Karratha Kats Football and Sporting Club, including a position on the board for the last 7 years and attaining life membership for a 18 year involvement with the Juniors and Seniors.

Chris is passionate about living locally and believes that positive actions lead to positive results, and would like the current positivity within the KDCCI to continue to help and improve business for all members of the City of Karratha business community.


Jared Fitzclarence

Jared Fitzclarence
Vice President

Jared Fitzclarence is the Managing Director of KAW Engineering and has operated the business in Karratha since 2010

Jared has been involved in leadership of numerous community groups and corporations since the age of 15 years, and brings a diverse range of experience to the KDCCI Board.

Jared has a passion for efficiency improvement and economic development as well as Training in IT, Mechatronic Engineering, Cloud SAS Deployment, Project Management and an International Welding Specialist. 

He believes Karratha is poised to become a “darling” story for regional development and a major economic hub between Australia & Asia.