Shane Maddocks

Chief Exec. Officer
BSW (Hon), MPolAdmin, MAICD, JP

Shane Maddocks commenced as CEO in July 2017.

Shane joined from the Red Cross where he served in national leadership roles in community development. He has previously been employed within state government departments involved in social issues such as child protection, juvenile justice,  early childhood health, education and care and in contributing to policy and legislation reform in the family services sector.

To be able to return to work with country people and advocate for their needs and to reconnect with South Australian communities after five years working at a national level were some of the reasons Shane accepted the CEO role in

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I wanted to work with a highly respected organisation that aligns with my social justice values. I believe very strongly about the importance of having a strong rural based organisation representing the people who live here and advocating for them to be able to access the community services they need.


Board of Directors

Michael Bleby

Madalena Velotti
Community representative

Craig Nisbet
Treasurer, Community representative, 

Dr Ken Pidgeon
Fleurieu Peninsula representative

Ruth Daws
Riverland representative

Dominic Testoni
Limestone Coast Local Government Association representative

Richard Fisher
South East representative

Robert (Bob) Dewell
Murraylands / Adelaide Hills representative

Shane Maddocks
CEO (Non Voting Member)