Board Members

Our Directors bring professional expertise in a variety of areas. They are responsible for providing strategic oversight, financial management, as well as ensuring we are governed by appropriate policies and procedures. All our Directors serve in an honorary capacity and receive no financial benefits.

  • Kate Facy - greyscale image

    Kate Facy

    Kate Facy has lived and worked in Regional South Australia for over 40 years. As an experienced Executive in the financial services industry, Kate is a generous contributor to her local community through various boards and committees, and passionate about the growth and vibrancy of regional communities.

  • Sonya Hender

    Sonya Hender

    Director of the Strand Gallery in Port Elliott, printmaker and social entrepreneur, Sonya brings a wealth of experience in working with artists across South Australia, facilitation of community development and philanthropy.

  • Rodney Jones (Chair)

    Rod is the Foundation’s inaugural Chair, and as a leading succession and trusts partner in Piper Alderman’s Private Client Services team he brings over two decades of expertise and experience to the Foundation.

  • Petria Ladgrove

    Petria is currently the producer of Narelle Graham's Regional Drive Program ABC Radio and has over 15 years of news journalism experience with the ABC. Originally from Geranium in the South Australian Mallee, Petria is passionate about regional South Australia.

  • Michael Luchich

    Michael has over three decades of executive leadership and commercial experience in Australia & New Zealand across corporate, enterprise & government sectors and multiple industries. Michael currently is involved with several boards as well as also in an executive leadership capacity with a leading technology provider.

  • Robin Matters

    Robin Matters

    With over 35 years of experience in the property industry, and on the board of Adelaide Benevolent and Strangers’ Friend Society since 1996, Robin has extensive experience providing consultancy to many private and public companies and financial institutions.

  • Paula Murray

    Paula Murray

    An experienced business owner with a demonstrated history of 17 years working in the accounting industry, Paula is skilled in accounting, taxation and superannuation advisory work, and business consulting with SMEs.

  • Image of Anthony Peluso

    Anthony Peluso

    Anthony is the Chief Executive of Country Arts SA and has worked in the arts industry for over 20 years having held artistic leadership positions with the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Adelaide Festival of Arts and MusicaViva Australia.

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Development Manager
Country Arts Foundation
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