• Ms Gael Fraser

    Board Chair, BA, Dip Lib, MRUP

    Gael has worked as a senior executive in the public sector and as a senior political advisor to government. In these roles she has contributed to significant policy development in education and children’s services, further education, employment and training, social housing, workers compensation and personnel management and development. Also, as a private consultant for over 10 years, Gael has assisted many government and community organisations with strategic planning, managing change, social policy development and governance arrangements. She has held a number of Board positions and is a former Chair of the South Australian Council of Social Service.

  • Ms Kate Ireland

    Deputy Chair, GAICD, Dip MP, B Ec

    Kate has many years’ experience working in the health, community, disability and housing sectors, including more than 10 years in board positions. She brings expertise in finance, risk management and governance. Kate is Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Governance Committee.

  • Mr Gary Wilson

    Board Director, B. Sc, B. Soc Admin

    Gary has experience in social work, human resource management, advocacy and governance in both government and community sectors. Previously the Executive Director of Shelter SA, Gary is a member of the South Australian Council of Social Service, Secretary of Justice for Refugees SA and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning. He is a member of the Property Committee.

  • Mrs Gloria Parker

    Board Director, B. Sc, MBA, Dip T(Sec), Grad Dip Ab Studies, CPM

    Gloria has lengthy experience in Uniting Church administration and governance and has been a consultant in strategic management, marketing and general management in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors for over 20 years. She is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and the Property Committee.

  • Ms Karen Hunt

    Board Director, B BehSci, Cert Min, GAICD

    Karen has extensive experience in the higher education and health sectors, including a number of years in senior roles at the University of South Australia where she is currently Deputy Director: Student Engagement. She brings expertise in stakeholder management, policy, sponsorship, communication, mental health and community engagement and is a member of the Risk Committee.

  • Mr Sandy Rix

    Board Director, BA (Planning), M Sc.

    Sandy is an acknowledged leader and innovator in major project planning, urban design, feasibility and project management. He shares over 20 years of private sector consultant experience with success as Project Director for design and implementation of the initial stage of the North Terrace Boulevard, Director of the Bowden Village Project, General Manager with Renewal SA and Director of the initial Northern Economic Plan. He is a member of the Property Committee.

  • Mr David Lewis

    Board Director, AdvDip Acctg, GAICD

    David is an experienced executive manager in the finance sector. Having extensive experience in the non-for-profit sector, David also brings expertise in strategic planning, governance and risk management. He holds the position of Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Mr Chris Headland

    Board Director, Dip Bus Mgt

    Chris possesses senior leadership experience from various roles in the aged care sector, and holds education board experience. He shares expertise in human resource management, governance and aged care in the government and not-for-profit sectors. Chris has a wealth of knowledge around Uniting Church administration and governance, and is a member of the Church himself. He is also a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

  • Ms Emma Siami

    Board Director, MA, LLB (Hons), BA, GAICD

    Emma has held senior roles in the public sector in South Australia, in the United Kingdom Civil Service and at an Australian trade union. She has worked towards positive outcomes in the areas of employment, education, the criminal justice system and economic development. Emma brings expertise in strategy, people management, equality and program development to empower people through systemic change. She is also a member of the Risk Committee.

  • Hon Lea Stevens

    Board Director, BSc, Grad Dip Ed

    Lea brings over 35 years of experience in a diversity of senior leadership and management positions. She has worked as a secondary school Principal, local state MP, Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Premier in Social Inclusion. More recently she was a Director of a state government agency working collaboratively towards improving economic and social outcomes in northern Adelaide. She currently sits on a range of profit for purpose boards. Lea is a member of the Governance Committee.

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