The Board

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Board (Committee) Positions

EOIs are always warmly received, however at this time the process is not officially open. 

Volunteers with vision, drive and community experience who know their region well are welcome to submit an expression of interest through this process.

For more information, please click here.

THE CURRENT BOARD 

 

Ivan

Ivan Venning

Chair

Ivan Venning former Member for Schubert, has years of experience in the public sector and is looking forward to working within the RDA Barossa region of Barossa, Light Gawler &...

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Ivan

Ivan Venning

Chair

Ivan Venning former Member for Schubert, has years of experience in the public sector and is looking forward to working within the RDA Barossa region of Barossa, Light Gawler & Mallala. 

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Alex Zimmermann

Deputy Chairman

Alex is a member of the South Australian Police Force and is the Local Service Area Commander for the Barossa region.

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Alex Zimmermann

Deputy Chairman

Alex is a member of the South Australian Police Force and is the Local Service Area Commander for the Barossa region. He is the Chairman of the Police Credit Union Board, PCU Financial Planning and also Workskil (an employment services provider). As well, he is the Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Police Mutuals. He has successfully completed the SA Governor’s Leadership Foundation program conducted by the Leaders Institute of SA, which has provided him with a strategic overview of the issues facing the South Australian and broader Australian community into the future. Alex holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

As a Local Area Service Commander, Alex works in partnership with local stakeholders including local government organisations, service organisations and community groups. Alex was a member of the Marion City Council for eight years.

 

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Brian Carr

Brian has held the position of CEO at the councils of Wakefield Plains, City of Elizabeth, City of Tea Tree Gully and Liverpool City Council, NSW, before taking up his...

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Brian Carr

Brian has held the position of CEO at the councils of Wakefield Plains, City of Elizabeth, City of Tea Tree Gully and Liverpool City Council, NSW, before taking up his current position of CEO at Light Regional Council. During the period between 2003-2007, Brian had been providing consulting services to the public and private sectors within South Australia. A fellow of Local Government Manager’s Australia and an inaugural chair of the CEO network LGMA. He has been recognised and appointed a Business Ambassador for the State of South Australia.

Husband to Bonita and father of 4 children; Lauren, Wes (Alias Buffalo Tales) Charlie is 6 years old and Darcy is 3 years old.

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Victoria McClurg

Victoria McClurg is the head cheesemaker and owner of Barossa Valley cheese company in Angaston. A national, and international award winning producer of artisan cheese, Victoria is committed to the...

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Victoria McClurg

Victoria McClurg is the head cheesemaker and owner of Barossa Valley cheese company in Angaston. A national, and international award winning producer of artisan cheese, Victoria is committed to the integrity of the Barossa Valley and its primary producers.

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Lynette Seccafien

Lynette is currently Community Development Officer for the District Council of Mallala, after working for several years managing a local Community Service Centre which included Visitor Information services.

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Lynette Seccafien

Lynette is currently Community Development Officer for the District Council of Mallala, after working for several years managing a local Community Service Centre which included Visitor Information services. Lynette grew up in the district and has been involved with community and sporting groups for the over 30 years, primarily in a voluntary capacity.

A foundation and life member of the Two Wells Softball and Hockey Clubs, past president of the Two Wells Tennis Club, she is a current committee member of the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club. Her role as president of the Two Wells Kindergarten in the late ‘90’s /early 2000’s oversaw the development and construction of the Two Wells Community Childrens Centre, and she was a member of the Sturt Area Consultative Committee and local community and economic development committee, the Two Wells Regional Action Team for a number of years.

Lynette is passionate about her local town and region and is interested in collaborative community development, advancement and achievements and continues to play hockey in the Barossa Valley.

Tony Clark

Tony Clark

Tony has had over thirty years experience in operational management, beginning as a management cadet with the Advertiser Group and progressing through various national and international roles around food, food...

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Tony Clark

Tony Clark

Tony has had over thirty years experience in operational management, beginning as a management cadet with the Advertiser Group and progressing through various national and international roles around food, food packaging and marketing.

He has held a number of senior roles developing family food corporates and is currently working with a small group of companies. Tony is a Certified Practising Manager, an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Company Director. He is a former Chair of the State Horticulture Development Board and Premiers Food Council

 

Rolf Binder

Rolf Binder

Rolf Binder is an iconic name from the Barossa Valley, known amongst true wine collectors and connoisseurs as a producer of rich Shiraz of cult status.

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Rolf Binder

Rolf Binder

Rolf Binder is an iconic name from the Barossa Valley, known amongst true wine collectors and connoisseurs as a producer of rich Shiraz of cult status. With his sister Christa, Rolf has built up Rolf Binder Wines through consistently high standards and uncompromising wine quality.

Rolf Binder was born at Rose Park in Adelaide to Rolf Heinrich Binder of Hungary and his Austrian wife, Franciska, post-war arrivals to Australia. He spent his schooling at Linden Park Primary School and Concordia College in Unley. An interest in agriculture took him to Roseworthy College where he attained a degree in Agricultural Science, specializing in Oenology.

His relaxation time is spent with his family and friends, sharing food and wine, and giving him an excuse to practice his other passion, cooking. Asian flavours and styles are his interest at present, enhanced by intermittent trips to Malaysia and China to visit wine distributors. Time out is spent reading travel literature, pottering in his vegetable garden or just enjoying life on a sunny day.

 

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Sarah Henderson

Sarah Henderson moved to the Barossa Valley 3 years ago to manage the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort.  Sarah has extensive hotel management experience contributing 17 years within the International Hotel Industry.

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Sarah Henderson

Sarah Henderson moved to the Barossa Valley 3 years ago to manage the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort.  Sarah has extensive hotel management experience contributing 17 years within the International Hotel Industry. Sarah studied a Hotel Management degree at the Blue Mountains Hotel Management School, upon completing her studies travelled considerably thorough out Europe & Asia while working with Starwood Hotels in London. During her tenure at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort Sarah has achieved Accor Pacific Award for Planet 21 Property of the Year in 2013 for Sustainable Development practices around Health & Wellbeing, Local Contribution, Energy & Climate, Natural Resources, Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility & Governance. Sarah aims to maintain her passion for Tourism and Hospitality as board member of Regional Development Australia Barossa Inc.

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Andrew Morphett

Andrew Morphett is an experienced businessman in Financial Services and Hospitality Management. He is also a grazier and current co-owner of Anaby Station, Australia mainlands oldest continuously operating Merino stud.

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Andrew Morphett

Andrew Morphett is an experienced businessman in Financial Services and Hospitality Management. He is also a grazier and current co-owner of Anaby Station, Australia mainlands oldest continuously operating Merino stud.

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Henry Inat

Henry holds the position of CEO of The Town of Gawler.

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Henry Inat

Henry holds the position of CEO of The Town of Gawler.

Martin McCarthy

Martin McCarthy

Martin was appointed as the CEO of The Barossa Council in 2012 and brings a wealth of experience in state and local government in finance, economics and business management at...

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Martin McCarthy

Martin McCarthy

Martin was appointed as the CEO of The Barossa Council in 2012 and brings a wealth of experience in state and local government in finance, economics and business management at senior management level. 

Annabel Mugford

Annabel Mugford

Having worked in the wine and food industries for more than 25 years, you could say that wine and food are in Annabel’s blood.  Annabel currently works at the Barossa...

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Annabel Mugford

Annabel Mugford

Having worked in the wine and food industries for more than 25 years, you could say that wine and food are in Annabel’s blood.  Annabel currently works at the Barossa Grape and Wine Association partnering with wine producers promoting the Barossa region to the world, including managing the Barossa Wine School and the Barossa Wine Chapters Auction 2015.  Annabel has previously worked at Wine Australia, PIRSA, Adelaide Hills Regional Development and a number of wine companies, always looking for ways of creating value and “wow” experiences for consumers and helping producers to deliver these.  She studied Wine Marketing at Roseworthy Agricultural College in the 1980’s and then completed an MBA, majoring in strategic marketing, graduating in 2000. In the quest of continuously building on my knowledge of wines from around the world I have completed the Wine Spirit Education Trust Level 3 Certificate in 2014.

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Katrina Márton

Katrina was appointed as the CEO of the District Council of Mallala in May 2015. Prior to this she was the General Manager of the Corporation of the Town of Walkerville.

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Katrina

Katrina Márton

Katrina was appointed as the CEO of the District Council of Mallala in May 2015. Prior to this she was the General Manager of the Corporation of the Town of Walkerville. Katrina returned to SA in 2011 following a successful career as a major event producer in Sydney with highlights including Producer of the Sydney New Years Eve celebrations and Executive Producer for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.