Board of Directors

Bill Rowe, Chair

Committees - Risk and Compliance (Chair), Finance and Audit, Nominations 

Bill has a strong connection with the organisation as he has a son who utilises the services of Community Living Australia and is keen to ensure there are quality services available to people with disabilities across the region. He is married to Sarah and has lived in Strathalbyn for over 25 years.

Bill is an active member of Rotary and enjoys the opportunity to volunteer in the community. Having a diverse business background through work in the flour milling industry, rural merchandise businesses and in the wine industry for Orlando Wines has given Bill the expertise to support the community with sound strategic vision.

Bills interests include woodworking, winemaking and family gatherings.

Garry Ashworth

Committees - Finance and Audit

Garry has a keen interest to contribute to the community.  He has a very diverse background in finance, holding a Bachelor in Commerce, and CPA Accreditation, specialising in Financial Services. 

Garry has owned a small business, worked as a taxation accountant for a number of years and seven years ago moved into Financial Planning.  

More recently Garry has joined Merlea Investments as a Financial Planner located in Strathalbyn and lives in Victor Harbor with his wife Georgie and two young sons.

Brad Butler

Committees - Service Quality (Chair), Risk and Compliance

Brad is a person passionate about life.  Married with 4 children, Brad is active in the lives of his children and the Fleurieu community in which they live.

Brad holds tertiary qualifications in Agriculture, Education, and Finance & Investment and is a Graduate of the Governor's Leadership Foundation.  Brad is a Certified Financial Planner and manages his own Financial Planning practice.  His community involvement encompasses the Fleurieu Community Foundation, the Southern Breakers Soccer Club, Victor Harbor Triathlons, Oxfam and an international charity working in Uganda; Just One Village Inc.

Jill Coombe

Committees - Business Development and Marketing (Chair), Risk and Compliance

Jill lives in Murray Bridge with her husband Steve and for the past 14 years has managed the Murray Bridge Medical Centre. 

Jill is a Graduate of the Governor's Leadership Foundation (2011) and was a recipient of the SA Telstra Business Women's Award for private and corporate sector leaders in 2010. 

Jill's focus is on teamwork and communication and she places importance on doing your best for the local community. 

Jill in her spare time enjoys road trips, singing, reading and spending time with family and friends.  

Mike Galea

Committees - Business Development and Marketing

Having a severe visual disability from Multiple Sclerosis has not stopped Mike from being involved with the disability sector for the past 30 years.  He has been a board member for the MS Society, the Royal Society for the Blind and he is also a nationally accredited Access consultant and educator in Access. 

His community service has also included being Assistant Chief Commissioner and Board member of the Scout Association of SA where he received the Medal of Merit and the Silver Kangaroo, and he is active with the Strathalbyn Rotary, where he received a Paul Harris Fellow.  

He is the Managing Director of a company called EnvironArc Pty Ltd, specialising in Design, Sustainability and Project Management.  He has significant tertiary qualifications in Business, Disability Access and Project Management.  He is married to Mary with 3 children and 9 grandchildren and lives in Strathalbyn.

Rex Keily AM, JP

Committees - Nominations (Chair), Business Development and Marketing, Risk and Compliance

Awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for contributions to industry as a Senior Executive at Mitsubishi Motors and the community, particularly World Vision, Woodcroft College & Scouts Australia, Rex has extensive Board and community engagement experience. Rex's other Board experience include Port Elliot Neighbourhood Watch, The Bible Society, Coopers Foundation, Business SA, Centre for Manufacturing and Strathalbyn District Commerce Association. 

With a diverse business background including General Manager Government Affairs at Mitsubishi Motors, Researcher and Speech Writer for a Federal Politician, Fund Raising Manager for SCOSA and Real Estate Sales Manager, Rex still finds time to regularly host tour groups visiting the extensive garden at 'Serenity' and opening his family's farm annually to visitors for National Alpaca Week.

Kym Lynch JP

Committees - Finance and Audit (Chair), Risk and Compliance

Kym is a career Banker having commenced in the finance industry in 1983. He predominantly works in Commercial and Agribusiness lending as a Relationship Manager.  He has been a Justice of the Peace since 1992 and he holds a Diploma in Business (Frontline Management).

Kym has been involved in various sporting clubs and service clubs in executive roles over the past 30 years and he is also on the board of St Joseph's School in Murray Bridge.

Kym is married to Carla and has one daughter.

Roz McGowan

Committees - Service Quality

Roz has extensive experience working in Government agencies and brings to the Board a wealth of knowledge on governance and financial processes.

A parent of an adult son with a disability, Roz has volunteered  over many years with a number of local community based organisations including the Murray Bridge Special School, Unity College and the Red Cross.

Deeply connected to and with a robust understanding of the disability sector, Roz holds numerous memberships and has been honoured with a life membership.

Roz lives in the Murray Bridge community with her husband Ian and is heavily involved in the life of her adult children and grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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