About Us

The Committee for Adelaide brings together businesses, industry bodies, community and government to shape one of the most liveable cities in Australia.

We are non-partisan, independent and sector agnostic.

Our membership is diverse and influential, making a significant contribution to the economy and society. Our members collectively employ over 40,000 South Australians and all have a clear and vested interest in our future.

The Committee’s work centres around people, business and capital, and how the interconnection of these areas and their relationship to one another largely determine the economic and cultural health of our society.

We are focussed on harnessing the strengths, passion and insights of our members and partners to shape the future of Greater Adelaide.

Our Members

Platinum Members

Corporate Members

Small Enterprise Member

Associate Member

Our Partners

Our Board

Professor David Lloyd

Chair

David Lloyd is Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia. A Dublin-born and educated chemist who specialises in computer-aided drug design, Professor Lloyd has re-focused institutional culture to position UniSA as Australia’s university of enterprise and to shape its activities to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Alicia Genet

Deputy Chair

Alicia is the Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability at Santos Limited and over the past 6 years has been charged with leading a robust and contemporary approach to the company’s governance, sustainability and social performance frameworks.

Trevor Cooke

Deputy Chair

Trevor Cooke has spent the past five years as CEO of SA’s largest private developer Commercial & General after working as Managing Director Global Head of APAC. He also sits on a number of boards including as Director and Chair of Junction Australia’s Investment Committee, APREA Director and Australian Chapter Chair, and the Property Council of Australia Division Councillor.

Nicola Craven

Board member | Treasurer

Nicola is a partner of PwC Adelaide with over 15 years of experience working in both Australia and the UK. She has broad experience working with businesses large and small across a number of sectors including infrastructure, utilities, agribusiness, retail, financial services and not-for-profit. She is passionate about helping people and organisations succeed through understanding their goals, providing commercial advice and driving continuous improvement.

Caillin Howard

Board member

Caillin Howard is the Managing Director of Hames Sharley. He brings to the Committee for Adelaide a high-level understanding of urban design, architecture and interior design particularly in the commercial, retail, residential and institutional sectors.

Morna Young

Board member

Morna Young is a highly experienced Human Resources professional with a career spanning various industries in both the public and private sector. Morna is General Manager, People and Culture, at Thomas Foods International – Australia’s largest 100% family-owned meat processor. Morna is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Human Resources Institute and the Australian Institute of Management.

Hendri Mentz

Board member

Hendri is the Deloitte South Australia Managing Partner with more than 26 years’ experience specialising in risk and control transformation, combined assurance, enterprise risk management and business consulting services for complex organisations.
His experience includes large transformation projects, and business advisory services for clients in higher education, public sector, and energy and resources.
Hi qualifications include Chartered Accountant (CAANZ), Certified Internal Auditor, Master of Business Administration and Honours in Bachelor Accounting.

Stephanie Clota

Board member

Stephanie is the CEO at GPEx. She is a progressive leader and Non-Executive Director with over 17 years’ experience in strategy, operational and events management, and business development in private, public and not-for-profit organisations within the health and human services sectors.
The majority of these organisations have faced disruption, transformation, expansion through development or by entering new markets. All have had a strong focus on strategy, risk and governance. With training in law, science, governance and change management, she has a sound understanding of Commercial, Legal, Technology and HR functions to optimise business outcomes.
She is a passionate, values driven leader who has developed and grown award-winning enterprises that operate in local, national and international markets in challenging environments.

Heather Croall

Board member

Heather Croall is the CEO and Director of Australia’s biggest Arts festival, Adelaide Fringe and she was named Festival CEO of the Year by CEO Monthly in 2022. Heather is known for delivering innovative festival programs that attract wide critical acclaim and diverse audiences. Heather drove a major digital transformation across the Fringe organisation which has helped deliver exponential growth in ticket sales and a tripling in tourist numbers. Adelaide Fringe was awarded a range of state and national awards in 2022.

Bruce Djite

Chief Executive Officer

Bruce commenced as the CEO of the Committee for Adelaide in July 2021.

He is currently the Deputy Chair of the West Beach Trust and sits on the boards of the South Australian Multicultural Commission, Children’s University Advocacy Board and is a South Australian Regional Committee Member of the Winston Churchill Trust. Bruce is a Football Analyst on Paramount (Network 10) and an Ambassador for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. 

A former professional footballer, Bruce made his Socceroos’ debut in 2008. Hs football career saw him represent clubs in several countries including, Turkey, China, South Korea and Indonesia.  Prior to taking the CEO role at the Committee for Adelaide, he was Adelaide United Football Club’s Director of Football. 

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