Board of Directors

Chairperson: Jane Creaser Jane is a people and project leader, passionate about organisational development and community service. Jane has worked with the South Australian Government for 8 years, for 4 years with Higher Education and for 10 years with the Private sector. Jane holds an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychology and a Certificate IV in Mediation. Jane also enjoys providing Mentoring to three Public Sector Graduates, is a Member of the Intrapreneurship Community of Practice and is a Chooks SA volunteer and host of Female Founders 005. Jane served on the Women in Innovation SA Board in 2015-16 and on the SA Young Professional’s Group Steering Committee in 2011-12.

Deputy Chairperson: Genevieve Lewis Genevieve is a lawyer by trade and has worked as a State Government Ministerial Adviser over the last 4 years. Genevieve holds a Bachelor of Law/Health Science, Major in Public Health and is currently studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Treasurer: Christina Gulliver Christina enjoys giving back to the community, holds several honorary board and treasurer positions, is passionate about gender equality and strives to support women in business achieve their goals. Christina has over 11 years experience in business advisory and taxation and is an Equity Associate at Brentnalls SA.

Secretary: Angie Young Angie is a senior communications specialist at the University of South Australia (UniSA) with expertise across the business, law and health science portfolios. Angie holds  Bachelor degrees in Commerce (Marketing) and Media, and a Certificate III in Events. Angie is passionate about sharing career success stories, particularly young business women inspired to make a difference.

General Board Members:

  • Candice Keller Candice is a media and communications specialist. As the PR Manager for Events South Australia, Candice is passionate about story-telling, collaboration and celebrating the state’s greatest champions and innovators across industries including tourism, hospitality, winemaking, fashion, design, arts, sports and regional events. Previously, Candice worked as a journalist with The Advertiser and has also lived and worked abroad.
  • Jordan Bell Using psychology, education, community and research to explore and foster human potential is the major vocational and academic arc of Jordan’s career trajectory. Jordan is the Dean of Lincoln College and Director and Principal Psychologist at Juno Psychology. Jordan is passionate about collegiate life, resident engagement, and empathic and inspiring leadership. Jordan provides professional development opportunities for people interested in using psychology to improve the world.
  • Lauren Novak Lauren is a Political Reporter for News Corp Australia, specialising in coverage of domestic violence and child protection policy. Lauren loves to travel and spent a year studying abroad in the Netherlands university town of Maastricht.
  • Lisa Pritchard Lisa has worked with small to medium business for more than 20 years.  Lisa is currently the Tax Specialist Partner at Holman Hodge. Lisa is passionate about retaining talent in South Australia and sharing her experience with other women in the workforce. Lisa is also the State Treasurer of Girl Guides SA. Lisa has previously served on The Tax Institute’s SA Professional Development Committee and the Business SA Tax Expert Reference Group.
  • Serena Gasparini Serena is passionate about South Australian wine and now works in London for a wine distributor as an event and trip manager. Serena holds a double degree in Tourism and Event Management and Marketing Management, as well as a Level 3 from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
  • Sonali D’Silva Sonali is an experienced leadership development facilitator, speaker and author. For more than 20 years, Sonali has worked her way up global organisations to hold leadership roles in people development. Sonali is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Equality Consulting. As part of her work, Sonali focuses on helping women hone their skills and experience to build long-term careers within organisations. She is also the host for Leaders Speak Series.
  • Sophie Horwood Sophie is the Marketing, Communications and Engagement Manager at Statewide Super, South Australia’s largest industry super fund. Sophie presently holds the position of Chair and Director of Women in Super South Australia and was formerly on the Executive Committee of the Mother’s Day Classic and UN Women.

 

Current Spence Club Sub-Committees include:

  • Governance.
  • Communications.
  • Events.
  • Sponsorship.
  • Membership.

Spence Club Board Sub-Committees can comprise members of the Board and representatives from the general membership.

If you are a current financial member of Spence Club and would like to find out more about nominating for a Board Sub-Committee, or to request an Expression of Interest form, please contact the Chairperson Jane Creaser via [email protected]

 

Founder: 

Lauren Zwaans.

Founding Members:

Lucy Travers (Adelaide); Madeline Charlton (Ottawa); Vanessa Jeyapal (Amsterdam).

Acknowledgement of Former Board Members:

Lauren ZwaansLucinda HewitsonSally StoreyBriony KentAlexandra MaySarah Collyer-BrahamCatherine PurvisEvelyn Johns; Emma Finnie; Kelly Graham-Sutton; Rebecca Sandford; Jackie Chen.