Board of Directors

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).

Deputy Chairperson: Megan Down Megan is an Event Manager at Inkling and has previously worked for the Adelaide Convention Centre, University of Adelaide and MS Society of SA & NT. Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts, specialising in History and Politics, from the University of Adelaide and TAFE SA qualifications in event management, tourism sales and marketing.

Treasurer: Karina Albanese Karina is Manager of Price Modelling and Analytics at SA Water, overseeing a team of three analysts. She holds a Bachelor of Quantitative Finance from the University of South Australia. Karina has also served as Board Director for YWCA Adelaide and Estuary Care Foundation 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:

    • 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 Social Policy Editor for The Advertiser, Sunday Mail and advertiser.com.au, where she began her career in 2005. Lauren specialises in coverage of gender equality, domestic violence and child protection policy and acts as an event moderator and MC. She holds a Bachelor of Media from the University of Adelaide and spent a year studying abroad in the Netherlands university town of Maastricht.
  • Sally Woolford Sally is a principal consultant at the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment. A passionate project manager who enjoys people orientated change projects, Sally has lead teams on road safety education, communications and police and emergency services projects. She holds a Bachelor of Science, specialising in Experimental Psychology, from the University of Sussex in Brighton, in the UK.
  • Leila Hallak-Low Leila has combined her love for grammar and politics working as a Hansard Reporter at the Parliament of South Australia for more than nine years. Leila holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a focus on political science and has gained extensive experience throughout the public sector, working for state and federal members, ministers and departments in Adelaide and Canberra. She is passionate about social justice issues and the correct use of semicolons.
  • Purdie Hider Purdie is a Marketing Professional who has spent the last 6 years as Marketing Manager for KeyInvest Ltd. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Business with a Double Major in Marketing and Human Resource Management from Flinders University. Purdie enjoys networking with like-minded people and is passionate about all things business.
  • Tamara Tomic Tamara has been chief executive at South Australia’s Lifetime Support Authority since 2016. She was previously chief financial officer at the authority and has formerly worked in SA Health and the Auditor-General’s Department. Tamara is a graduate of the Leaders Institute of SA and holds a Bachelor of Business from UniSA.

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 our Chairperson Genevieve Lewis via gen@spenceclub.com.au

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; Serena Gasparini; Lisa Pritchard; Sonali D’silva; Sophie Horwood; Christina Gulliver; Bridie Letford; Candice Keller; Jamie Doran; Natasha Cheshire.