Board of Directors

Bill Rowe

Chair

Sub Committees:

  • Finance and Audit
  • Nominations
  • Risk and Compliance

Bill has a strong connection with the organisation as he has a son who utilises the services of Community Living Australia and is keen to ensure there are quality services available to people with disabilities across the region. He is married to Sarah and has lived in Strathalbyn for over 25 years.

Bill is an active member of Rotary and enjoys the opportunity to volunteer in the community. Having a diverse business background through work in the flour milling industry, rural merchandise businesses and in the wine industry for Orlando Wines has given Bill the expertise to support the community with sound strategic vision.

Bills interests include woodworking, winemaking and family gatherings.

Jill Coombe

Deputy Chair

Sub Committees:

  • Service Quality (Chair)
  • Nominations
  • Risk and Compliance

Jill lives in Murray Bridge with her husband Steve and for the past 14 years has managed the Murray Bridge Medical Centre.

Jill is a Graduate of the Governor's Leadership Foundation (2011) and was a recipient of the SA Telstra Business Women's Award for private and corporate sector leaders in 2010.

Jill's focus is on teamwork and communication and she places importance on doing your best for the local community.

Jill in her spare time enjoys road trips, singing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Rex Keily AM, JP

Board Member

Sub Committees:

  • Nominations (Chair)
  • Business Development and Marketing
  • Risk and Compliance

Awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for contributions to industry as a Senior Executive at Mitsubishi Motors and the community, particularly World Vision, Woodcroft College & Scouts Australia, Rex has extensive Board and community engagement experience. Rex's other Board experience include Port Elliot Neighbourhood Watch, The Bible Society, Coopers Foundation, Business SA, Centre for Manufacturing and Strathalbyn District Commerce Association.

With a diverse business background including General Manager Government Affairs at Mitsubishi Motors, Researcher and Speech Writer for a Federal Politician, Fund Raising Manager for SCOSA and Real Estate Sales Manager, Rex still finds time to regularly host tour groups visiting the extensive garden at 'Serenity' and opening his family's farm annually to visitors for National Alpaca Week.

Edwina Stevenson

Board Member

Sub Committees:

  • Risk and Compliance (Chair)

Edwina is a commercial lawyer with a love for South Australian beaches, food and wine.

She's been in-house counsel for financial institutions, retirement villages and even caravan parks. She is currently a senior member of the legal team at Pernod Ricard Winemakers.

Edwina is married and has a Russian Blue called Roger.

When she isn't moonlighting as a newsreader for radio station FIVEaa, she and husband Ben spend their weekends cooking together and planning their next travel destination.

Kym Lynch, JP

Board Member

Sub Committees:

  • Finance and Audit (Chair)

Kym is a career Banker having commenced in the finance industry in 1983. He predominantly works in Commercial and Agribusiness lending as a Relationship Manager. He has been a Justice of the Peace since 1992 and he holds a Diploma in Business (Frontline Management).

Kym has been involved in various sporting clubs and service clubs in executive roles over the past 30 years and he is also on the board of St Joseph's School in Murray Bridge.

Kym is married to Carla and has one daughter.

Alicia Hopper

Board Member

Sub Committees:

  • Service Quality

Alicia is a clinical nurse specialising in oncology and haematology, having spent nearly two decades working in both public and private hospitals across South Australia. Currently, Alicia juggles her time between Chemo@home — a company focused on delivering chemotherapy and supportive infusions to patients in their home, and as a support nurse for Myeloma Australia — the only myeloma specific organisation in Australia supporting those living with myeloma.

Alicia is a passionate champion for community-driven healthcare services. She believes strongly that focusing care delivery in the home and community, rather than the hospital, allows for greater independence and quality of life for individuals with chronic diseases and complex healthcare needs.

In her spare time, Alicia enjoys travelling around our beautiful state with her husband Stephen and with two golden retrievers in tow. She has also spent many years volunteering in various leadership roles for parkrun Australia, another amazing community organisation who organise free community walks/runs every Saturday morning across the country.

Roz McGowan

Board Member

Sub Committees:

  • Service Quality

Roz has extensive experience working in Government agencies and brings to the Board a wealth of knowledge on governance and financial processes.

Roz has volunteered over many years with a number of local community based organisations including the Murray Bridge Special School, Unity College and the Red Cross.

Deeply connected to and with a robust understanding of the disability sector, Roz holds numerous memberships and has been honoured with a life membership.

Roz lives in the Murray Bridge community with her husband Ian and is heavily involved in the life of her adult children and grandchildren.

John Greenslade

Board Member

Sub Committees:

  • Business Development and Marketing (Chair)
  • Risk and Compliance

John has extensive professional marketing experience in the tourism industry, ranging from small private to large public companies, two Government business enterprises, State and Territory tourism organisations, namely Tourism NT and the SA Tourism Commission plus Sovereign Hill, the highly successful not-for-profit outdoor museum and tourism attraction in Ballarat.

Together with his wife Karin, a German National, they represented Tourism NT in Central Europe and also in France for 15-years before developing a successful accommodation property, Villa Delange, in a wine-producing village in Rhineland Palatinate, south-west Germany, close to the French border.  In Australia they have also started a new small business, Tarte Gourmet, importing and distributing an artisan food product from the Alsace, region known as Flammekueche.  

John and Karin live in Adelaide with their secondary school-aged twin sons.  He also has two adult children from a previous marriage and two grandchildren who live in Melbourne.

Non-Board Committee Members

Beata Mitkas - Finance and Audit

Garry Ashworth - Finance and Audit

Jason Conroy - Finance and Audit

Jonty Whitehead - Service Quality


Please find a link to the statement of the Board: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HTNVec_JAfm6pe4NfWsK1xTT9uSa0cy3/view?usp=sharing

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