Allan Pendal was the deputy mayor of Kalgoorlie-Boulder City Council. Mr Pendal is a co-owner of a real estate business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and has extensive experience in the finance and banking sectors. He was a board member of the Small Business Development Corporation, and a state councillor of the Real Estate Institute of WA. In 1998, he joined the partnership of John Matthew & Sons in Kalgoorlie and is responsible for commercial real estate business and manages the finance and administration functions. Mr Pendal has a finance background, with over 22 years in banking followed by a financial controller's role with a public mining company for six years, prior to entering real estate.