Anglicare SA Ltd. and Anglicare SA Housing Limited are each governed by their own volunteer boards. We thank the members of the Board for donating their time and expertise.
The affairs of AnglicareSA are managed by the Board of Directors. Directors are appointed by the Bishop, the members of AnglicareSA, the Provincial Council and the AnglicareSA Board of Directors.
The Archbishop of Adelaide, the Most Reverend Geoff Smith holds the position of Visitor.
The members of AnglicareSA are the members of the Synod of the Diocese of Adelaide.
The Most Reverend Geoff Smith
Geoffrey Smith became the Archbishop of Adelaide in April 2017 after four years as Assistant Bishop and General Manager/Registrar of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane. He is currently the Visitor of AnglicareSA.
Geoffrey has served as a Parish Priest on the Gold Coast, Ballina, Sawtell, Lismore, Port Macquarie and Papua New Guinea and was National Director of the Anglican Board of Mission Australia for five years.
After becoming a Bishop in 2007, Geoffrey was Bishop of the Southern Region in the Diocese of Brisbane until 2013. He has a significant interest in missiology and governance and has served as a member of four Anglican school councils.
Mr Bruce Linn AM
Bruce is an experienced Company Director, Chairman and former CEO who heads a successful governance and strategic management consulting business operating in Australia and the USA.
A Science graduate, Bruce has over 40 years experience in business strategy, digital strategy, governance, leadership, business management and commercialisation of a broad range of technologies including IT, telecommunications, Internet and social media.
Past President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (SA/NT Division), he is currently Chairman of Anglicare SA Ltd, Anglicare SA Housing Ltd, eResearch SA Ltd, Adelaide Chamber Singers Inc, and Sensei Productivity Pty Ltd. He is also a non-executive director of SABRENet Ltd. He is a Member of the Order of Australia, Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, Fellow of the University of South Australia and a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Greg Frisby
Greg is an experienced company director and corporate consultant with extensive experience across several industry segments including financial services. Greg has a strong background in corporate finance, strategic planning and corporate governance. He has been a Director of AnglicareSA for more than three years, and is current Chair of the Finance Committee.
Mr Grant Chapman
Grant’s distinguished business and parliamentary career includes experience as a marketing executive with Shell Co of Australia Ltd and as an independent management consultant.
Grant served as the Federal Member for Kingston 1975–1983 and as a Senator for South Australia from 1987 until his retirement in 2008. Throughout his time in Federal Parliament, Grant was involved in numerous committees including Chair of the Joint Statutory Parliamentary Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, overseeing ASIC and helping to reform Australia’s corporations’ law and financial services’ regulation.
Grant is a business consultant, company director, part-time senior member of the Commonwealth Government Administrative Appeals Tribunal and is involved in farming. Grant was appointed by the United Nations to its Panel of Eminent Persons to Combat Desertification and was awarded the Grand Cross, Order of Bernardo O’Higgins by the President of Chile for his contribution to international relations.
The Rev’d David Covington-Groth
David is the Parish Priest of St Michael’s Mitcham and has been in the Diocese of Adelaide for 14 years, having served at the parishes of Glenelg and Lockleys. He has been ordained for more than 17 years.
Previously he worked as an occupational therapist and health service manager across various organisations. A keen interest in the life of the Diocese of Adelaide saw him serve as the Convenor of Church in Society Ministry Unit for seven years, as a Diocesan Nominator and on the Council of Churches General Council, and has served as member of Diocesan Council.
Ms Emma Riggs
Emma is a solicitor at Camatta Lempens Lawyers and a graduate of the University of Adelaide and the Australian National University College of Law. Emma has studied and worked in Commonwealth bodies abroad and currently practices in corporate governance, general litigation, dispute resolution, and industrial, property and refugee law.
She is a current Director of the Anglican Board of Mission, the South Australian representative on the Anglican Church’s Legal Committee, a member of the Diocesan Council, and involved with the Diocese of Adelaide Legal Committee.
An executive member of the South Australian Council for Civil Liberties and the Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia, Emma is passionate about the Diocese of Adelaide’s Companion Diocese of Bor project, particularly the Bor primary health clinic in South Sudan.
The Rev’d Darren Russ
Darren is the Operations Executive of the Adelaide Diocese, the Adelaide Representative to the Provincial Council and an ordained Anglican Minister serving as an Associate Minister at St Matthew’s Kensington.
Prior to ministry, Darren worked in IT and business consulting for 25 years, the last 15 as a partner at Accenture. He was most recently an independent Director of CMS Australia and a member of the Audit and Risk and Governance and Nominations Committees.
The Rev’d Canon Ali Wurm
Ali is the Parish Priest for the Parish of the Copper Coast in the Diocese of Willochra including All Saint’s Moonta, Christchurch Kadina, and St. Mary’s Wallaroo. Previously she was the Priest for the Parish of St. Martin’s Whyalla.
Ali is a member of Diocesan Council, the Willochra Home Board, Camp Willochra Board, and a member of the Cathedral Chapter. She is a member of the Ministry Formation Team and the Anglicare Willochra Committee.
Ali was ordained in 2000 in the Diocese of Adelaide where she served at St Saviour’s Glen Osmond, St Peter’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Port Adelaide and St Bede’s Semaphore. Prior to ordained ministry, Ali worked as a community worker, youth worker, welfare worker and chaplain.
The Rev’d Margo Holt
Margo is the Incumbent Deacon in Strathalbyn/Milang parish, part of the Hills Partnership, Diocese of the Murray. Margo was ordained in 2017 and is a Franciscan attached to the Third Order.
Prior to ordination she lived and served with CMS Australia in the Middle East from 2004 until 2010. A registered nurse and midwife, Margo worked initially to bring health care among the Bedouin in remote areas of the desert and later among Iraqi refugees fleeing the conflict in Iraq.
On return to Australia, she helped initiate a group that supports women refugees in need in the Middle East. Margo has a particular heart for refugees and those seeking safety and a new home in Australia as well as a passion for mental health, community work and pastoral care.
Ms Virginia Hickey
Virginia is a corporate governance specialist, lawyer and company director with extensive commercial, government and not for profit experience.
Virginia sits on the boards of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Energy Consumers Australia, Peoples Choice Credit Union and SportsMed Orthopaedic Hospital, and is Chair of the Public Trustee’s Audit and Risk Committee.
In addition to consulting directly to boards to assist them to improve their corporate governance, Virginia is a facilitator in the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ national and international company director courses. Virginia is passionate about and committed to high standards of ethics and effective board governance.
Mr Geoff White | Board of AnglicareSA Housing
Geoff has extensive general and financial management experience in private and government enterprises in Australia and North America. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and the Governance Institute of Australia. Geoff has been a Director of Laura & Alfred West Cottage Homes since 2005 and worked extensively to achieve integration with Anglicare SA.
Geoff is a member of Adelaide Legacy, a peer educator at COTA Seniors Voice and former State Chair of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.
Mr Tim Sarah | Board of AnglicareSA Housing
Tim is an experienced business executive and joint owner of Sarah Group, operating businesses in the construction industry. He is a Chartered Accountant with an Economics Degree and an MBA, and has been involved in business for 30 years. He lives and breathes the values of strong relationships, high quality solutions and long-term sustainability.
Tim is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, and is an experienced Company Director, with experience in for-profit public company boards, and for-purpose community service organisations.
Mr Frank Agostino | Board of AnglicareSA Housing
Frank is a prominent businessman who has led a number of national business and community organisations. He is a Life Member of the Northern Community Health Foundation.
In addition to being the Managing Director of the Agostino Group, Frank is also the current President of the Motor Trade Association of South Australia, and Chairman of the MTA Group Training and Registered Training Organisations. He is the MTA’s longest serving President, currently in the third year of his third three-year term.
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