Mandurah not-for-profit The Makers announce Deanne Johnson as new chief executive

Mandurah not-for-profit organisation The Makers has announced Deanne Johnson as their new chief executive.

In the role she will oversee the group's projects, including Make Place - a local co-working space and innovation hub on Mandurah Terrace.

Mrs Johnson has held strategic management roles for the likes of the City of Mandurah, the Department for Communities and Alcoa of Australia over the last 18 years.

Her most-recent position was at Halls Head College as a teacher and in administrative roles.

Mrs Johnston said she was delighted to accept the position.

"I am excited by the opportunity to apply my strategic management skills and experiences from working in the educational and community service sectors as part of the evolution of The Makers," she said.

"The Makers is a proudly Mandurah-based community development organisation that has been making a difference not just locally in the innovation and entrepreneurial space via Make Place but in WA's youth sector delivering projects such as YOH Fest - one of Australia's biggest health-themed, youth-performing and visual arts events for over 20 years."

The Makers chairwoman Maryanne Baker welcomed Mrs Johnston to the organisation.

"I am delighted to welcome Deanne to the role and look forward to a shift in the way The Makers approach their projects and deliver programs in Mandurah, Peel and beyond," she said.

For more information on The Makers, visit their website.