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.
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.
Ms Christine Hahn
Board Director, BA Acc, Grad Dip App Fin & Inv, FCA, FAICD
Christine has over a decade of Board and Committee experience in the medical research, employment services, disability and community service sectors. Having held senior executive and chief executive roles in the public, private and profit-for-purpose sectors in Australia, USA and the UK, she brings expertise in governance, improvement and growth opportunities. Christine has also co-written and delivered Masters course subjects at the University of Adelaide and is a Facilitator for the Chartered Accountants Programme. She is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and the Aged Care Committee.