Mr Graham Jaeschke (Deputy Presiding Member)
Graham joined The Smith Family as General Manager of South Australia in June 2008 after working in State and Federal politics for 15 years. In November 2011, he was also appointed as the General Manager for Northern Territory. Graham’s work involves helping those affected by disadvantage to get the most out of their education, assisting them to create better futures for themselves. The Smith Family supports students in over 80 partner schools and provides program support to over 16,000 disadvantaged students in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Graham also manages the Indigenous Youth Leadership Program for the organisation. He was previously Co-Chair of Anti‑Poverty Week in South Australia and a former member of both the Australian Early Development Index Coordinating Committee and the Children’s Week Committee. Graham has a BA (Hons) in politics and geography from Flinders University.
Mr Phillip Allen
Professor Sally Brinkman
Associate Professor Yvonne Clark
Mr Richard Coates
Ms Helen Connolly
Mr Paul Di Iulio
Ms April Lawrie
Ms Kelly Ryan
Kelly is presently a member of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Kelly is also undertaking a PhD in human rights and child protection law under an Australian Postgraduate Award at the University of South Australia. Prior to her appointment to the South Australian Civil and Administration Appeals Tribunal, Kelly sat on a number of boards in the child protection and welfare sector, including the South Australian Council for the Care of Children. Kelly has many years experience in commercial and civil litigation, and public health law. She has worked at some of the Nation's leading law firms, and prior to her admission she was associate to the then Honourable Justice Bruce Lander. Kelly was a registered nurse before completing her law degree at Flinders University, working principally in emergency medicine, including paediatric emergency.
Professor Barbara Spears
Ms Patricia Walton
state-wide multi-arts program for children, young people and early career artists. Tricia has a background of 30 years in community arts and cultural development, regional arts, youth arts, adult education and small publishing ventures. She is experienced in strategic leadership, not-for-profit governance, organisational change and policy development. Past roles include director of the regional arts program at Country Arts SA and manager of Kurruru Aboriginal Youth Performing Arts. Tricia chairs A>R>T, a group of artists and educators supporting arts rich learning. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the South Australian Governor’s Leadership Foundation and has recently stepped down as a non-executive director of the Australian Dance Theatre.