CEO and Board


Shane Maddocks

Chief Exec. Officer
BSW (Hon), MPolAdmin, GAICD, 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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Board of Directors

Michael Bleby

Richard Fisher
South East Representative

Craig Nisbet
Treasurer, Community Representative, 

Tony Wright
Local Government Representative 

Madalena Velotti
Community Representative

Dr Ken Pidgeon
Fleurieu Peninsula Representative

Ruth Daws
Riverland Representative

Karen Eckermann
Murraylands Representative, 

Robert (Bob) Dewell
Murraylands / Adelaide Hills Representative

David Hill
Parish Council Representative

Shane Maddocks
CEO (Non Voting Member)