Deb Turnbull, Chair, Board Member since Sept 2013, Appointed as Chair March 2015

Holds a BA (Hons), MPsych(Clin) and PhD.  Deb lives with her husband and daughter in Stirling and holds a professorial position at the School of Psychology, University of Adelaide.  Deb serves on several national and local management committees and is a Ministerial appointment on the advisory board for the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute. Deb’s appointment to the Board has brought significant experience in governance, organisational issues and strategic development

Loraine Scheide, Deputy Chair, Board Member since October 2016

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 cater 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 broad skills base of the Board.

Cliff Sayer, Board Member since January 2013

Cliff, a solicitor admitted to the Bar in December 2003,having obtaining a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice from Flinders Uni in 2003.  In 2014 he also obtained a Master of Social Work from the same University.  He has previously obtained a BA (Research) in Industrial Relations from UNSW.  He also holds a Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment.  Cliff is active in his local community including acting as a local cub leader and as a volunteer Telecross support person with the Red Cross.  He has previously been active member of the Hahndorf and Aldgate Primary School Governing Councils, accompanied by active involvement with various sporting committees in the Hills including the Mountain Pool Amateur Swimming Club Committee and the Hahndorf Soccer Club Committee.   He is also a member of the Law Society of SA and the Australia Association of Social Workers.  Cliff has resided in the Adelaide Hills since 1991.

Fran Turner, Board Member since October 2015

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 Readiness Program (Queensland) 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.                   

Geoffrey Welch, Board Member since October 2015(2nd term), WHS Sub-Committee Chair

In October 2015 The Hut welcomed back Geoff Welch as a Board Member after one years absence.  In addition to his role on the Board at The Hut, Geoff also volunteers his time on a regular basis lending his hand to many areas of 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.  Geoff is a Member of the Finance & Audit Committee.

  Greg Stevens, Board Member since October 2016

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.

  Greg Bussell, Board Member since September 2013, Treasurer

Greg holds a number of qualifications including a BHA (Health Administration) and MPH (University of NSW).  He has held roles on the Northern Tasmania, Queen Elizabeth and North Adelaide Regional Health Boards and was previously Manager, School of Population Health at Uni of Adelaide.  Greg is also a grape grower and vineyard manager based in Piccadilly.   Significant volunteering commitment including at Woodside Lodge retirement village, Piccadilly Hall Management Committee, Anglicare and a driver for a number of years at The Hut.  Greg is a Member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee at The Hut.

  Sylvia Pembroke, Board Member since October 2016, 

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 age 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.

John Kemp, Board Member since September 2017

John is an Adelaide Hills Councilor.  He resides in the Hills at Upper Sturt.  John’s Tertiary qualifications are within the surveying /cartographic disciplines. John previously worked for SA Water and the Departments of Lands and Environment and Planning. John is qualified in Computed Aided Design ultimately becoming a software trainer in that field. First elected to Adelaide Hills Council in 2000 – 2003, John actively promotes conservation of our environment and representing both his local community and the entire Hills community. John volunteers at The Hut and delivers software training under the Adult Community Education program as a tutor.

John was previously nominated as the Adelaide Hills Council representative on the Board and was voted onto the Board in September 2017 following changes in the constitution allowing a tenth Board member.

  Sharon Maslen, Board Member since October 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 of 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.