Mr Paul Leadbeter
President


Paul is a lawyer with over 36 years' experience working as a private practitioner in the areas of land use planning and environmental law. Since 2010 Paul has taught and researched in the areas of planning, environmental and natural resources law and Administrative law at the University of Adelaide Law School. He also continues to maintain a legal consultant’s position with a boutique environmental law practice in Adelaide. Paul has a particular interest in the relationship between built heritage and planning law and policy and the role local, state and federal government agencies play in the environmental area. He has previously been a member of the Local Government Heritage Advisory Committee, the Register Committee for State heritage, the Presiding Member of the Burnside Development Assessment Panel, and Vice- President of the Conservation Council of SA. Paul was a past Chairman and is now a Life member of the Environmental Defenders Office (SA) Inc.
Ms Millie Nicholls
Vice President


Academic Qualifications:
1991 Associate Diploma in Rural Business Administration, U.N.E., Armidale, N.S.W.
1996 Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Adelaide.

Other Training:
2007 ICA “Technology of Participation” Facilitative Leadership Programme
2006 High Resolutions Family Business Meeting Facilitation Training
2005 WEA Introduction to Counselling
2018 Certificate 4, Training and Education

Positions Held:
• Board member, Nature Foundation SA 2020
• Council member, Nature Foundation SA 2015-2020
• Member, S.A. National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council (2006-2012)
• Member, Native Vegetation Council (2001-2005)
• Deputy Chairman, NAYAD Interim Natural Resources Committee.(2002-2005)
• Chairman, Hummocks District Soil Board (2001-2004)
• Deputy Member, Soil Conservation Council of S.A.(1999-2001)
• Member, Mid-North Grasslands Working Group (1999- )
• Secretary/Treasurer, Yacka Moorundie Range Landcare Group (1997-2012)
• Member, National Parks and Wildlife Services Mid North and Yorke Consultative Committee, NPWSSA (2003-8)
• Chairperson, Mid North and Yorke Consultative Committee, (2008 - 2012)

Employment:

1975 - Partner in North Marola Proprietors, running a mixed
farming business near Clare, S.A.

1997-2002 Native Grasslands Extension Officer, World Wide Fund
for Nature’s S.A. Temperate Grasslands Project

2002-2020 Independent environmental and biodiversity services contractor

Awards: S.A. Individual Landcarer of the Year Award 2011

Mr Tully Brookes
Councillor


Tully Brookes is an Adelaide-based pianist and conductor. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Adelaide, and in 2013 was awarded the Geoffrey Parsons Award - Australia’s most lucrative and prestigious award for the collaborative pianist. Tully is music director of the Flinders Street Baptist Church and the Mitcham Orchestra.

Outside of music, Tully is an enthusiastic architectural historian and is co-author of Houses and Estates of Old Glamorgan (2017) - the definitive survey of early buildings in eastern Tasmania. Launched by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania, this publication was awarded the 2018 Marita Bardenhagen Memorial Award for Local History. Tully has also planned and undertaken fieldwork spanning hundreds of historic rural properties throughout Tasmania and Victoria, in association with Dr Ian Evans. He is a life member of the National Trust of Tasmania, a member of the Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee of the National Trust of South Australia, and a long-term resident of the Town of Walkerville
Ms Elaine B Davies LFRAIA
Councillor


Elaine Davies completed her education in Adelaide achieving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Adelaide. Her professional career commenced at architects Jackman Gooden Scott & Swan and she became a director of that firm in 1983. Part-time work became more attractive after 1985 at various other firms. From 1997 work was with Ron Danvers of Danvers Pty Ltd offering increasing activity with heritage properties including the conservation of the Beehive Corner Buildings. The rest of her architectural career was spent with DASH Architects on projects for community, private and heritage clients until retiring as an Architect in 2016. Involvement with examining candidates for Architectural registration continued until 2018 and she is still on the Honours Committee of the Australian Institute of Architects South Australian Chapter.

Prof Norman Etherington AM
Councillor


Norman Etherington was, until his recent retirement, Professor of History at the University of Western Australia and a member of the Heritage Council of WA. For ten years he was a Council Member of the National Trust of WA. During his period as Lecturer and Reader in History at the University of Adelaide from 1968-1989, he served as inaugural Chair of the History Trust of SA and an Alderman of the Adelaide City Council. He holds a PhD in History from Yale University and is a past president of the Australian Historical Association. Professor Etherington was President of the National Trust of South Australia from 2012-2017.
Ms Alice Fitch
Councillor


Alice Fitch is a dynamic entrepreneur with successful businesses in fashion wholesale. Her company Whola is transforming the way business is done in this legacy industry. Alice has particular experience in innovation and transformation with a keen commercial sense. She has a love of heritage buildings and is a passionate protector of heritage so it can remain meaningful and commercial in today’s environment. Alice’s skill set focuses on strategic marketing and communications. She possesses a Bachelor of Journalism, majoring in marketing and a Professional Certificate in Innovation for Transformation. Alice was recognised as a young business leader in South Australia's 40 Under 40
James Harvey
Councillor


James is a retired chartered accountant who has worked for many years in that field; including as a partner of Grant Thornton for twenty years.
James owns a grazing property at Narrung and two smaller farm properties on Kangaroo Island. He was Chairman of the Council of Governors of St Peter's College for 5years until 2016 and a governor of that council for 15years, giving him valuable experience in the not for profit sector.
James now retired was a member of St Mark's College Council and deputy chairman. James additionally has a long-term experience in management of substantial investment funds. He lives with his family in a heritage listed house.
Ms Gabrielle Iwanow
Councillor


General Manager, Prominent Hill
BCom, BA, BBusComm, FAusIMM

Gabrielle has over 20 years’ experience in roles spanning strategy and business development, operations, project management and change management. Prior to joining OZ Minerals, Gabrielle worked for Rio Tinto for 14 years in the United Kingdom, China, India and Australia. In her current role, Gabrielle oversees all onsite mining, processing, and associated infrastructure at Prominent Hill copper-gold underground operations, leading a transformational change agenda to extend and expand the operation.
Gabrielle was named as one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining last year and won the 2020 Telstra Businesswomen’s Award for Medium & Large Business in South Australia. She was awarded an Australian Government Office of Women Board Diversity scholarship in 2015. Gabrielle is a Fellow of AusIMM, an Associate of the Australian Psychological Society and has qualifications in Economics, Psychology and Business. Gabrielle sits on the South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy (SACOME) Board, the AusIMM Council for Diversity & Inclusion, and the National Trust of South Australia.
She is fluent in Spanish (and English) having lived and studied in Argentina. Gabrielle is an avid supporter of the arts and charity.
Mr Steve Larkins , OAM, MBA, FAICD
Councillor


Steve’s fascination with SA’s Heritage built environment began when as a 22 year old he arrived in Adelaide for the first time’ having been born and raised in Sydney.
Steve and his wife Gwenda and son David, returned to Adelaide as the city of choice in which to forge their lives following Steve’s Army career, in 1994. They joined the Trust at that time. \
Among a number of senior business appointments, Steve’s 14 year tenure as CEO of the Construction Industry Training Board provided an opportunity to make a personal contribution to SA’s built heritage preservation.
The CITB’s role was to support skills and workforce development for the SA building and construction industry through apprentice and continuation training. Steve and his team saw an emerging skills gap in the preservation of heritage trades skills as generational change took hold in the industry.
Steve led a series of key collaborations that consolidated a schools-based skills and career development program (Doorways 2 Construction) to encourage new entrants to the industry and in parallel, the Heritage Conservation Skills program provided an upskilling ‘masterclass’ for already-qualified tradespeople in the industry, who wished to extend their skills int o this neglected sector of the industry, using a ‘live-site’ training approach.
One of the program’s projects features as the final episode in Series 1 of the ABC series ‘Restoration Australia’ in 2013, at historic Holowiliena Homestead in the Flinders Ranges. Others included restoration of buildings Bimbowrie Conservation Park, Inneston village on Yorke Peninsula, Mary McKillop’s house at Penola, Glencoe Shearing Shed and a series of projects at Martindale Hall and its Coach House.

Steve is a self-confessed history and heritage tragic and among many other interests, conducts and leads tour groups to WW1 and 2 Battlefields in France Belgium the UK and Turkey; or rather he did, pre Covid!
Mrs Caren Martin
Councillor


Caren studied a Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Adelaide, and assists with the running of the family’s 500ha almond orchard and wheat farm at Murtho in the Riverland of South Australia. Caren is currently the Chairperson of the South Australian Murray Irrigators group (SAMI), a position she has held for the past six years. Caren is a current member of the Port Pirie Branch of the National Trust, a position she has held for 3 years.
Prior to the birth of her children Caren worked for the South Australian government in water policy and wetland management in the Waikerie and Loxton area. She has held numerous past Natural Resources Management committee positions including the Native Fish Strategy Community Reference Group and the Renmark to the Border Local Action Planning Association.
As a serving member of the Community Reference Panel for the River Murray Sustainability Program and the Renmark Tintra Tennis Club, Caren maintains an active local connection with the Riverland and the wider state. Caren is a passionate about the heritage of South Australia and would like to assist in enhancing its heritage for future generations.
Ms Alison Stillwell OAM
Councillor

Recently awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to Kingston SE, Alison joined the NTSA Kingston Branch in 2015, serving as Secretary for the past 6 years. She has a particular interest in the NTSA Cape Jaffa Lighthouse Museum and the potential it has to become a major tourist destination and a community hub.
As a teacher by profession, Alison brings an education perspective to the engagement and support of volunteer guides. Her passion is to assist in developing a confident, exciting and sustainable future for this unique NTSA asset beyond its 150 years, and she is keen to extend her advocacy for the NTSA and South Australia’s heritage through a commitment at NTSA Council level.

Di Wilkins
Councillor


Di Wilkins joined NTSA in the 1970s as a newly married teacher and young mother in the mid north of SA. After teaching in Jamestown and then at Adelaide High, she changed profession and worked for a federal MP. She is currently a microfinance loan counsellor at Uniting Communities.
Di was an elected Member on Burnside Council (2003-06 and 2010-18) and represented residents in the City of Burnside. Her home is one of many ‘contributory items’ in the unique suburb of Eastwood - one of 9 important policy areas in the Heritage Conservation Zones in the City of Burnside. Di has always been an energetic contributor and volunteer in many community organisations and is currently a member of the Australian Garden History Society, Friends of the Botanic Gardens and Carrick Hill, Rotary Club of Adelaide, Burnside Historical Society and Mediterranean Garden Society.