Bill retired from full time employment with the federal government initially in electronic engineering and finally as State Manager of a federal authority. Since 1970 he has been a community volunteer mostly in leadership roles which included Rotary, is a current member of Lions and he was an elected member with the cities of Marion and Onkaparinga, part of this time as a deputy Mayor. He was chair of Happy Valley Meals on Wheels Branch for many years and has provided extensive service to our Board on most of its committees. He is also currently a Board member of the Australian Meals on Wheels Association.
Heather has enjoyed a distinguished career with the SA Government (predominantly in TAFESA). She provides a combination of professional Board membership and community volunteering experience. She has led and managed large corporate teams in a variety of disciplines. Her extensive Board experience in regional SA and her committee work with MoWSA adds great value to our organisation.
Heather is a member of the Board’s Finance, Audit & Risk Management, “Futures” and Executive Committees, and Chair of the Branch Operations & Services Advisory Committee.
Shirley has held most Branch Officer positions in the Waikerie branch since commencing in 1990, and is currently Chair. She was a Board member from 2011-2013 as a Branch Representative. Shirley has worked in aged care in the Barossa Valley and Waikerie. She is currently a Schools Officer at Waikerie Lutheran Primary School, working mainly in the library. Shirley is a Level 2 sports trainer at her local football club and has assisted at and competed in the Australian Masters Games in Adelaide and Alice Springs. She is a member of the Waikerie Lutheran Church and Red Cross. Shirley is also on the Branch Operations & Services Advisory, “Futures” and Executive Committees.
Kevin is an experienced Chartered Accountant and recently retired as a partner of PwC. He occupied many leadership positions in both Sydney and Adelaide. He served clients across a wide variety of industry sectors and has experience in audit, financial reporting, acquisitions and sales of businesses, capital raising and risk management. He has a passion for the for-purpose sector and is currently a director of Can:Do Group.
He is Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.
Gary is a retired electrician and has 30 Years volunteering experience in various organisations, including schools, social clubs, sports, Lions, Rotary and recently Meals on Wheels. Currently a Volunteer Coordinator at the Enfield branch.
He ran his own business for 25 years while holding various position in many community organisations including President, Secretary, Treasurer, committee and worker, also Secretary and Grants coordinator at his Rotary branch in Queensland.
At present he is Chair and Public Officer of the Enfield Community Friendship Club Inc., a seniors group that meets to help members navigate this changing world. Holding various certificates in Volunteer Management, Safety Officer, CPR, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
He is a member of the Governance & Nomination and Branch Operations & Services Advisory Committees.
Gary is currently serving on the Happy Valley kitchen’s committee as Volunteer Coordinator and Chair. He has also acted in the role of Kitchen Co-ordinator for periods of time, he also continues to do weekly deliveries. Prior to retirement he was in senior roles in finance and administration. These are testing times for charitable organisations, including Meals on Wheels. Decisions being made now and in the future will be critical to the ongoing success of this organisation in providing its community services, in a cost effective, efficient and caring way. My roles within Meals on Wheels and my background enable me to and to supply considered and responsible decision making. He is on the Governance and Nomination and Branch Operations & Services Advisory Committees.
Susan’s formal training was a TAFE Qualification through the Adult Education Program. Her experience has included: Running a catering company, owning and operating a restaurant, providing desserts for “Buffalo Restaurant”, managing 3 food outlets in the Myer Centre, Catering Manager Woolworth Rundle Mall and Food Preparation Manager for Drakes Foodland.
Further career highlights include:
Community engagement through actioning a skill training program for disadvantaged students in the food industry, Program manager for Hospitality Training Company, Workplace Assessor, Food Consultant and Lecturer for WEA and Cookery Judge for Royal Show.
Specific highlights are cooking and serving Queen Elizabeth, Sultan of Brunei, Julia Gillard and winning a national recipe competition.
Susan was a state finalist in the Community Achievement Awards and is a member of Zonta International as well as a Board Member for Adelaide Flinders.
She has been a volunteer for MOW Brighton for 5yrs and is currently Kitchen Supervisor and a member of the Branch Operations & Services Advisory committee.
Bob has been involved with Meals on Wheels for 45 years, initially on a casual basis supporting his wife June with deliveries, then officially from 2013. He migrated to Australia from England in 1966 being granted Australian Citizenship in 1972. Having held supervisor and manager positions with BP Australia and SA Department of Labour. In 1996, established DLI Safety Services consulting in OHS, pressure plant inspections, dangerous substances and accident investigation. Engaged by Comcare (Commonwealth OHS Agency) to conduct audits and investigations throughout Australia many of which were high profile one resulting in a Senate Committee being established in his name. His main hobby is distant running; completing the 2018 London Marathon in April. He is a member of the Work Health & Safety and “Futures” committees.
Allan commenced volunteering with MoWSA in 2008 and is currently Chair of the Whyalla branch. He has retired from Des’s Cabs where he was Workshop Manager, and was an Ambulance Officer in Adelaide and Whyalla for 17 years as well as a volunteer Ambulance Officer for 21 years.
Allan is a past Chair/Treasurer of the Dirt Circuit Association, a past President and Life Member of the Whyalla Car Club and a past Chair/Committee member of the Scott Street School Council. He is a member of the Branch Operations & Services Advisory and Work Health & Safety Committees.
Alison is a financial markets professional, fixed income specialist and highly qualified portfolio adviser, extensively trained over 25 plus years in the financial markets. She has been an integral part of the establishment of 4 wealth advisory businesses in that time and all extremely successful. She is currently developing and responsible for the national philanthropic advisory division of Ord Minnett, providing strategic and tactical asset allocation and investment advice to religious organisations, as well as the not-for-profit, superannuation and aged care sectors. She serves on a number of not-for-profit boards applying her highly tuned financial and investment skills, strategic thinking ability and corporate compliance knowledge to achieve the desired outcomes for those organisations and their stakeholders. She is a member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee.
Penny was the General Manager, Engagement & Innovation at the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA), with strong networks across a range of industries and communities in SA. Her extensive experience includes the private sector, member based organisations, local, state and federal government. Skills and expertise includes stakeholder relations, media and communications, advocacy, strategy and organisational development. Penny is a member of the Australian Automobile Association’s Public Policy Forum, a member of the Council for Economic Development of Australia (SA) and a board director of Junction Australia. During 2014 Penny took on the responsibility for driving RAA’s strategic innovation agenda. Penny Chairs the “Futures” Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.
David has a background in general insurance. He is a former General Manager of Commercial Insurance at SGIC and former Chief Executive Officer of RAA Insurance.
David’s board experience has also included directorships of Elders Insurance and Medical Insurance Group Australia. In 2011 David became a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
David joined the board in 2009. He is a member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Governance & Nominations Committee.
Ellie is the Senior Operations Manager – Surface Combatants for Raytheon Australia and is responsible for strategic business development and management of operations across the portfolio. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2007, Ellie worked in the not-for-profit sector including as General Manager for an international pharmaceutical aid program. She continues to be actively involved in the community in a volunteer capacity, and has previously served as Board Director for Daw Park Foundation and as a Member of the Advanced Technology State Advisory Group. Ellie holds several qualifications including a Bachelor of International Relations (Hons), MBA, and Graduate Diploma in Complex Project Management. She is a member of the “Futures” and Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committees.