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 45,000 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.
Raymond Spencer has lived and worked in the US, India and Europe and brings to the role experience across international business, management planning, technology, finance, organisational culture expertise and mergers and acquisitions.
Raymond is currently the Chair of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and Zen Energy and is the immediate past Chair of SAHMRI, Scotch College and the State Economic Development Board, among many other corporate and not for profit roles he has held across his career.
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 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.
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 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 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.
His qualifications include Chartered Accountant (CAANZ), Certified Internal Auditor, Master of Business Administration and Honours in Bachelor Accounting.
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.