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Phoenix Society Board

   

Mr Ray Griggs (Chairperson)

Consultant, Chairman & Non-Executive Director

Bedford Phoenix Committees: Audit & Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Remuneration
Other: President/Chairman RAA South Australia; Director Australian Automobile Association - AAA; Fellow, Society of Automotive Engineers, International and Australasia; Australian Institute of Company Directors; Australian Institute of Management

 

Dr Bill Griggs, AM, ASM

MBBS, MBA, PGDipAvMed, FANZCA, 
FCICM, FACAP, FAICD, 
Director, Trauma Service 
Royal Adelaide Hospital

Joined the Board in 2008

Obtained his MBBS from the University of Adelaide in 1981 and specialist qualifications in both Anaesthesia (1986) and Intensive Care (1989). Gained tertiary aerospace medicine qualification from the University of Otago in 2000 and completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Adelaide in 2009. 

Joined the Consultant Staff of the RAH in 1989 and assumed his current position as the Director of the Trauma Service in 1995. Major areas of clinical interest relate to acute trauma, disaster/mass casualty management and prehospital care, including retrievals and patient transport. He also has strong interests in aviation/aerospace medicine, injury prevention and governance. In 2004 he conceived and created the Roads2Survival young driver road safety program. 

Current Positions: 
• Trauma Service, Royal Adelaide Hospital – Director. 
• MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval - Director, Retrieval Coordination. 
• SA Health – State Controller (Health and Medical). 
• Adelaide University – Clinical Associate Professor. 
• James Cook University – Associate Professor. 
• SA Ambulance Service - Regional Ambulance Service Medical Officer. 
• Royal Australian Air Force - Director Air Force Health Reserves SA/WA. 
• St John Ambulance Australia (Operations Branch) - Medical Officer. 
• Prince Alfred College and Super SA - Board member. 

Current Committee Memberships: 
• Australian Defence Force Retrieval and Critical Care Consultative Group 
• SA Ambulance Service Clinical Governance Committee 
• South Australian Trauma System Steering Committee 
• Royal Adelaide Hospital Trauma Committee
              
   
 

Mr Donald McGurk


HNC (Mech Eng), MBA
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Codan Limited

Joined the Board in 2011

Donald holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Business Administration from Adelaide University and completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 2010. He was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Codan group in 2010. 

Donald joined Codan in 2000 as General Manager of Group Manufacturing. Under his leadership Codan developed its own highly efficient and responsive manufacturing capability, and expanded capacity by creating a very successful outsourcing relationship with manufacturing partner in Malaysia. In addition to his manufacturing role, from 2005 to 2007 Donald held executive responsibility for sales of all Codan communications products, and from 2007 to 2010, executive responsibility for business performance of the company's HF radio products. In this role he led the penetration of HF products into important new market segments for Codan. 
 
 

Samantha Hellams

BA, LLB, GCLP, MBA, GAICD

Sam is currently the Principal Advisor – Legal and Risk with Enterprise Risk Management Solutions.  An experienced senior executive, she has more than 15 years’ experience in legal, marketing and general management roles across the private and government sectors.   Sam’s expertise includes strategic planning and marketing, corporate governance, business improvement, finance and audit functions and stakeholder engagement.

She has previously served as Deputy Chair of Volunteering SA&NT and Deputy Chair of the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of SA and has held appointments on Advisory Boards for the University of Adelaide, the Australian Grape and Wine Authority and the South Australian Government.

A Fellow of the influential Governor’s Leadership Foundation, Sam’s is a Board Member of St John Ambulance SA and continues to serve on the Viability Committee of Volunteering SA&NT and is a member of the Australian National Working Group on Volunteer Rights.  

 

   

Hon Lyn Breuer, MP

Member for Giles

Joined the Board in 2009

Lyn represents the electoral district of Giles in the South Australian House of Assembly for the Australian Labor Party. Breuer became the first woman to be appointed Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly following the 2010 election. 

Before entering Parliament at the 1997 election, Ms Breuer was a lecturer in Women’s Studies and Vocational Education at the Spencer Institute of TAFE. She was Junior Vice President of the Australian Labor Party. 

Ms Breuer is the only Labor member of the House of Assembly who represents a state electorate in country South Australia



   
 

 Mr Mal Hyde AO

Consultant

Other: Australian Police Medal Recipient; Order of St John; Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow, Institute of Public Administration Australia; Master of Business Administration; Bachelor of Law (Hons)

   
 

Mr Richard Hockney

State General Manager, Westpac

Bedford Phoenix Committees: Chair, Bedford Foundation
Other: Regional Councillor, FINSIA & CEDA; Council Member, PAC; Treasurer, Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation; Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School; Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment; Bachelor of Business

   
   

Mr Stephen Hains

Bedford Phoenix Committees: Residential & Property

Other: Council Member, Flinders University; Chair, Centennial Park Cemetery Authority; Chair Stormwater Management Authority; Member, Expert Panel on Planning Reform; Chair, Northern Adelaide Health Network Governing Council; Chair, City of Charles Sturt Development Assessment Panel; Chair, Clare and Gilbert Valleys Development Assessment Panel; Chair, Adelaide Hills Council Development Assessment Panel; Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors; Life Fellow, Australian Planning Institute; Fellow, Local Government Managers Association; Master of Philosophy in Urban Design and Regional Planning; Bachelor of Arts (Hons - Economics)

   
 

Mrs Teresa Colliver JP

Financial and Commercial General Manager, Adtrans National Truck Division
Bedford Phoenix Committees: Chair, Audit & Risk Management; Investment
Other: Fellow, CPA Australia; Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

   
 

Mr Greg Connor

Consultant and CEO, AIM SA

Bedford Phoenix Committees: Chair, Strategic Service Development; Investment
Other: Senior Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australia; Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors; Fellow and Life Member, AIM SA; Board Member, National Pharmacies; Graduate Diploma in Business Administration; Bachelor of Education


 



Hon Lyn Breuer, MP

Member for Giles

Joined the Board in 2009

Lyn represents the electoral district of Giles in the South Australian House of Assembly for the Australian Labor Party. Breuer became the first woman to be appointed Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly following the 2010 election. 

Before entering Parliament at the 1997 election, Ms Breuer was a lecturer in Women’s Studies and Vocational Education at the Spencer Institute of TAFE. She was Junior Vice President of the Australian Labor Party. 

Ms Breuer is the only Labor member of the House of Assembly who represents a state electorate in country South Australia.

Hon Lyn Breuer, MP

Member for Giles

Joined the Board in 2009

Lyn represents the electoral district of Giles in the South Australian House of Assembly for the Australian Labor Party. Breuer became the first woman to be appointed Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly following the 2010 election. 

Before entering Parliament at the 1997 election, Ms Breuer was a lecturer in Women’s Studies and Vocational Education at the Spencer Institute of TAFE. She was Junior Vice President of the Australian Labor Party. 

Ms Breuer is the only Labor member of the House of Assembly who represents a state electorate in country South Australia.

Hon Lyn Breuer, MP

Member for Giles

Joined the Board in 2009

Lyn represents the electoral district of Giles in the South Australian House of Assembly for the Australian Labor Party. Breuer became the first woman to be appointed Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly following the 2010 election. 

Before entering Parliament at the 1997 election, Ms Breuer was a lecturer in Women’s Studies and Vocational Education at the Spencer Institute of TAFE. She was Junior Vice President of the Australian Labor Party. 

Ms Breuer is the only Labor member of the House of Assembly who represents a state electorate in country South Australia.

Mr Donald McGurk

HNC (Mech Eng), MBA
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Codan Limited

Joined the Board in 2011

Donald holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Business Administration from Adelaide University and completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 2010. He was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Codan group in 2010. 

Donald joined Codan in 2000 as General Manager of Group Manufacturing. Under his leadership Codan developed its own highly efficient and responsive manufacturing capability, and expanded capacity by creating a very successful outsourcing relationship with manufacturing partner in Malaysia. In addition to his manufacturing role, from 2005 to 2007 Donald held executive responsibility for sales of all Codan communications products, and from 2007 to 2010, executive responsibility for business performance of the company's HF radio products. In this role he led the penetration of HF products into important new market segments for Codan. 

Donald came to Codan with an extensive background in change management applied to manufacturing operations, and held senior manufacturing positions in several industries.