Board of Directors

  • 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.

  • Mr Bruce Trebilcock

    Deputy Chair, FCPA, FAICD, FGIA, MBA.

    Bruce is an experienced non-executive Director. During his career, he has been successful in general managerial and financial roles with large corporate organisations. Bruce shares over 5 years’ experience as Director of a major South Australian aged and community care provider. He is a member of the Uniting Church, chairs the Finance and Audit Committee and is a member of the Governance Committee.

  • Dr Paul Kilvert

    Board Secretary, B.A. (Hons), Dip Ed, PhD., FAICD, FACEL

    Paul possesses senior leadership experience gained through executive roles in government including Chief Executive of the SACE Board of South Australia, Executive Director for Policy, Planning and Performance in the Department of Education and Children’s Services, and Principal of Unley High School. He is a member of the Governance Committee and Chair of the Risk 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 Non-Government 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 Risk Committee and Property Committee.

  • Mrs Gloria Parker

    Board Director, BSc, MBA, DipT(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 profi t and not-for-profi t 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.

  • Ms Kate Ireland

    Board Director, 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 fi nance, risk management and governance and is a member of the Risk Committee.

  • Mr Sandy Rix

    Board Director, BA (Planning), MSc.

    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.

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