Our Board

Our Board of Directors provides strategic oversight and direction for the Committee for Adelaide. Membership of the Board represents all membership categories and are listed below.
Also listed are our Chairs of our working groups.

Bruce Djite

Bruce Djite

Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Djite is a former Socceroo who has played football for clubs in several countries including, Turkey, China, South Korea and Indonesia. Bruce has won all domestic trophies with Adelaide United and also tops the list as Adelaide United’s record goal-scorer.

Bruce is a current member of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, Southern Angels and the national Welcoming Australia’s Sport Advisory Committee. Bruce is also on boards including, the Australia Day Council of South Australia and Women Onside.

Previously, Bruce was a member of the Executive and Governance committee of Professional Footballers Australia and has spent time working at PKF Adelaide, Fox Sports Australia and most recently was Adelaide United Football Club’s Director of Football.

Professor David Lloyd

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.

Professor Lloyd was a member of the South Australia Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2014 to 2018. A past Chair of the Australian Technology Network group of technology-focused universities, he now sits on the board of Universities Australia, the peak body representing the university sector where he is the lead vice-chancellor for research & innovation. He was also appointed to the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Advisory Council to provide advice to the ARC on key research policy issues, to lend independent strategic guidance and experience that will strengthen the ARC’s ability to support research and innovation in Australia.

Alicia Genet

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.

With a background in corporate law and over 15 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 social performance and ESG frameworks, practical governance and attainable sustainability. Someone who champions the importance of authenticity and inclusiveness in business, Alicia is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and the South Australian Governor’s Leadership Foundation Program, Alicia is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Leaders Institute of SA Inc. and Director of Lolly Jar Circus Inc.

Trevor Cooke

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

Nicola Craven

Board member | Treasurer

Nicola is a director 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 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.

Demitra Ritossa

Demitra Ritossa

Board member

Demitra is a business leader with over 10 years’ experience in the Energy and Resources sector and currently holds the position of Manager Services and Integrated Operations for Olympic Dam in BHP. She has broad legal experience gained in private practice and in-house legal roles, significant risk experience with a focus on maintaining business reputation and license to operate and is a passionate safety leader. Demitra is a highly effective leader with a track record of motivating and energising staff and stakeholders to achieve high performance outcomes.

Caillin Howard

Caillin Howard

Board member

Caillin Howard is the Managing Director of Hames Sharley.  He brings to the Committee 4 Adelaide a high-level understanding of urban design, architecture and interior design particularly in the commercial, retail, residential and institutional sectors.

Caillin’s strengths and knowledge across the many facets of business and strategic function include Corporate Governance and communicating with Boards and Executive Management.  During the past 12 months, Caillin has helped steer national support on initiatives such as Hames Sharley’s Reconciliation Action Plan and its Champions for Change – Diversity & Inclusion Working Group which recently introduced an employee Paid Parental Leave policy.

Alison Surjan

Alison Surjan

Board member

Alison Surjan is the Director Executive Recruitment at HM Executive, part of the Harrison McMillan Group.  Alison has a ten year career in recruitment and worked with some of Australia’s biggest brands, and fastest and most progressive organisations that operate globally.   She has been involved in the executive search and recruitment to some of the State’s most important leadership positions over the years. Alison has worked across both government and corporate organisations including, professional services and health, construction and commercial property, not for profit, and the engineering sectors.

Leah Grantham

Leah Grantham

Board member

Leah is a senior external relations and corporate communications leader with significant experience in private industry, government and politics and higher education.

Leah is the Chief External Relations Officer at the University of Adelaide. In this role Leah is responsible for the development and execution of the University’s Media and Corporate Relations, Fundraising and Alumni and Campus and Cultural Events strategies and functions.

Justin Jamieson

Justin Jamieson

Board member

Justin Jamieson has been a Partner at KPMG since 2008 and was appointed Chairman of Partners in SA in 2018. Justin’s enjoyment of the arts led to his role as Chair of the State Theatre Company of South Australia. He has been on the Board of the Company since 2011.

Justin has a strong interest in health and led People, Performance and Culture initiatives and the Health and Wellbeing program in KPMG’s SA practice from 2011-2013.

Justin has worked with many of SA’s largest organisations including Adelaide Brighton, Santos, SA Power Networks, Australian Rail Track Corporation and Bendigo Bank. Justin was the Australian Davos Connection (ADC) Future Summit Australian Leadership Awardee for 2010.

Morna Young

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.

Prior to joining TFI in 2015, Morna was the Executive Director of Change Management and Transition with Urban Renewal Authority (Renewal SA) and has held senior HR positions with Origin Energy, United Utilities Australia and TRUenergy Australia as well as with technology and software companies.

Morna is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Human Resources Institute and the Australian Institute of Management.

Kyrstyan McLeod

Kyrstyan McLeod

Board member

Kyrstyan McLeod is a Senior Associate for Hassell. Kyrstyan’s passion for design is not only genuine, it’s infectious. Every new project brings limitless potential of what could be delivered. Her open, honest and engaging approach with clients enables Kyrstyan to challenge preconceived ideas of what a space should be and deliver a tailored design that truly meets the needs of the people inhabiting it. During a career spanning more than 20 years, she has established an intimate understanding across multiple sectors of architecture. Her involvement in a number of award winning, integrated design teams is testament to her holistic approach to interior design; one that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior space and ensures every project she is involved in maintains a genuine sense of place and identity within a local context.