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 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.

Our Members

Platinum Members

Corporate Members

Small Enterprise Member

Associate Member

Our Partners


Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC Governor of South Australia

Our Board

Raymond Spencer


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 Genet

Deputy Chair

Alicia Genet is the General Counsel at Fleet Space Technologies, Australia’s leading space company, based in South Australia.

As an experienced ESG and resources sector executive, Alicia has a background in corporate law and 20 years of experience working in private sector legal, strategic and external engagement roles.

Alicia’s experience provides a strong foundation for her insights into effective ESG frameworks including practical governance and risk management, climate change and sustainability. Alicia’s interests include climate transition action planning and the role of technology and connectivity in achieving global sustainability goals.

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.

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.

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.
His 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.

Our Team

Sam Dighton

Chief Executive

Naomi Marsh

Strategy and Programs Manager

Albert D’Aloia

Operations Manager

Michelle Howie

Program Lead – SA ZERO

Ali Chatburn

Membership Engagement & Events Manager

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