Loraine Scheide

Chair since Sept. 2019, Board member since Oct. 2016 (2nd Term)

With Loraine’s long term volunteering work within the local community, her appointment to the board brings with it a strong understanding of what it means to give to the community. Loraine has volunteered at various times as a coach, treasurer and secretary of a local netball association, has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to caters for sporting bodies and presented on various subjects within the school environment. As well, Loraine has volunteered at The Hut since 2011, initially in reception and then drawing on her skills from her earlier professional role in Human Resources at BHP Billiton, has worked on the development and review of policies and procedures, including risk management and service excellence.

Bringing that professional knowledge and practical volunteer experience to the Board Member role, Loraine will enhance the board skills base of the Board.

John Kemp

Deputy Chair since Sept. 2019, Board member since Sept. 2017

John Kemp is an elected member, Adelaide Hills Council (over 15 years) and has been a member of Development Assessment Panel, Audit Committee and Presiding member of Strategic Planning & Development Policy committee. Currently Council’s representative and chair of the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority.

Tertiary qualifications in Cartography, Certificate 4 Training & Assessment. Client CAD software trainer (11 years), Public Servant (18 years), SA Water, Lands Department and Department of Environment & Planning.

Geoffrey Welch

Treasurer, Board Member since Oct. 2015 (2nd Term), WHS Sub Committee Chair from Oct. 2015

The Hut welcomed back Geoff Welch as a Board Member after one years absence. In addition to his role on the board of The Hut, Geoff also volunteers his time on a regular basis lending his hand to many areas od assistance, including recording the data statistics for the programs conducted by The Hut.

Geoff has a Diploma in Business Administration and has previously held roles as a Contracts Administrator, Corporate Services Manager, Business Manager and Factory Manager. Geoff has also operated as a sport administrator at Club/League and Council level. Geoff is also a local, residing at Aldgate. He is also a member of the Finance & Audit Committee.

Fran Turner

Board Member since Oct. 2015 (2nd Term)

Fran is a strong believer in life-long learning and is passionate about making a difference. Having lived in the Adelaide Hills for over 20 years, Fran is keen to “pay it forward” and actively contributes to the community through The Hut.

Fran has previously held governance roles in the SA state government and as Chair of the Bridgewater Primary School Governing Council. Fran attained a Bachelor degree in Applied Science in Computer Studies from University of SA, is a graduate of the AWISE Board Readliness Program (QLD) and the Art of Executive Leadership Program from Adelaide University.

Fran’s appointment to the Board has brought a breadth of experience in governance, organisational change, information technology and strategic development.

Sylvia Pembroke

Board Member since Oct. 2016 (2nd Term)

The Hut welcomed Sylvia to The Board in October 2016. Sylvia is well known in the Hills having provided financial services to clients since 1985. From 1996 to 2010 Sylvia ran her own accounting practice in Stirling, and continued her connection with the business when it was sold in 2010. Having now returned to her own practice, Sylvia continues to provide accounting services to many individuals and businesses throughout the area.

Sylvia has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting) and a Diploma in Financial Planning. She has also worked as a teacher of accounting and economics to mature aged students.

With her business expertise in accounting, taxation and financial services, as well as owning and operating her own business over a long period of time, Sylvia brings to the Board a wealth of experience with her local knowledge and financial understanding.

Greg Stevens

Board Member since Oct. 2016 (2nd Term)

Having recently moved to the Adelaide Hills, Greg is driven to help improve the conditions and opportunities of those groups The Hut Community Centre supports. Greg holds three tertiary qualifications: Certificate Business (Entrepreneurship), Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons) and a Bachelor of Design (Industrial) (Hons). Greg was previously the President of a local non-profit organisation, is the Deputy Chair of a Strategic Innovation Committee, and is a Director of an Adelaide based start-up company. Greg has a broad network of contacts within government and legal organisations. Having founded two companies he brings to the Board skills in accounting, finance, marketing, sales and business strategy. Through his entrepreneurial activities, he has developed skills in leadership, negotiating, project-planning, procurement, management and execution.

Sharon Maslen

Board Member since Oct. 2018

Sharon is a dedicated professional service manager who has a strong commitment to social justice, community connection and a passion for helping people, particularly those people experiencing generational or situational poverty. With qualifications including Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Diploma in Management, Leadership Development, Diploma if Community Services (Financial Counselling) and Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessing and experience working in community services in the Hills. Sharon will bring a unique skill set and experience to the Board.

Ann Croser

Board Member since Sept. 2019

Ann’s formal qualifications in Law and Accounting, legal experience and general experience in operating businesses over some 40 years gives her an important and diverse skill set that contributes to the governance and financial sustainability of The Hut

David Rawnsley

Board Member since Sept. 2019

As a local Hills resident Davis is aware of The Hut and many of its achievements over a long period of time.

David has had a career in Education and have provided volunteer time in the disability sector for many years. David brings his experience in these areas plus his experience on Finance Committees and on other charity boards, understanding the importance of financial sustainability. He also understands the importance of thinking strategically in using funds to serve The Hut’s plans and goals, so that the benefits show in the community.

David is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and bring strategic thinking and experience, both as educator and through previous board experience.

Jana Norman

Board Member since Sept. 2019

For much of her professional life, Jana has directed community-based organisations that share the Hut’s commitments to social inclusion, learning and development, enrichment and community engagement. She has worked collaboratively with the boards of these organisations, especially around strategic planning and financial sustainability, cultivating strategic partnerships.

Jana is also the chairperson of The Hut’s Platform Redevelopment committee.