Deborah Morgan
President


Deborah brings a wealth of experience from her forty years in legal practice, administrative tribunals and community service. She has lectured in commercial law at the SA Institute of Technology, been director of a pastoral company, and served as Deputy Chair of the Council of Australasian Tribunals (South Australian Chapter). Since 2015 she has been a member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Deborah has extensive experience on boards and councils, having served on the council of St. Ignatius College, the SA Psychological Board, the SA Optometrists Board, the Waterhouse Club and the State Opera. Deborah Morgan also served on the NTSA Council from 2010 to 2013.
More recently Deborah has taken the lead in organizing formal dinners for Patrons and potential Patrons of the Trust, which played a key role in securing support worth $140,000 per annum in the last financial year.
Deborah’s roots in South Australia and the Trust run deep. Her great-great grandfather, for whom the town of Morgan is named, was Chief Secretary of the Colony. Deborah's grandfather Sir Edward Morgan was second President of the National Trust and her parents have been closely involved over many years as volunteers with the Penneshaw Branch.
George Hobbs JP
Vice President


George is an experienced businessman with a real practical interest in Heritage. He comes from a science and engineering background and is keen to continue to utilize his knowledge, skills and network to further NTSA’ interests. He serves on the Audit Finance & Governance and the Cultural Heritage Advisory Committees. He has been able to provide expert corrosion advice personally and through industry associates in the Cape Jaffa lighthouse restoration project. He was Co-organiser of several Fire Engine Display Days . He has been involved in advocacy in South Australia and in the UK for the SAVE Martindale Hall project.
Di Wilkins


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.

Eric Heapy

Eric as the previous Chief Executive Officer had the privilege of leading the NTSA through one of its most challenging periods. Working closely with the President, Council members and Branches, he brought the skills, passion, loyalty and dedication to secure the ongoing viability of our wonderful organization.
Since retiring, Eric has contributed to the community as Secretary/Public Officer for a large Sports and Social Club, and also volunteers for a local nursing home.
Eric brings a wealth of corporate experience and high level people skills to the NTSA Council along with a genuine passion for all things heritage.
Paul Leadbeter

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 Gabrielle Iwanow

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.
Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock is a former teacher and economic development officer in local government. He has been involved with the National Trust of South Australia in both a voluntary and professional capacity since 1988.
Graham was appointed to the position of Asset Manager of the National Trust of South Australia in 1993 and subsequently held the positions of Acting Director, Executive Officer and finally Acting CEO. He retired in April 2010
He has served as Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair of the Kadina Branch of the National Trust. He was Regional Representative for the Yorke Peninsula Region for a number of years and during this time held the position of Vice President of the Trust for over 3 years. He was also a member of the Regions and Branches Committee.
Ms Millie Nicholls

Mr Steve Larkins

OAM, MBA, FAICD

Steve Larkins first came to Adelaide in the late 1970s as a newly commissioned Army Officer, then returned in 1994 with his family to commence a new career ‘post-Army’. He and his wife Gwenda (an Adelaide girl) have been members of the NTSA for 25 years. Steve retired from full time work in 2017 but is involved with a number of organisations and interests.

Since 1996 Steve has held a variety of senior business roles, including CEO of the Construction Industry Training Board from 2003 to 2017. Under his stewardship the CITB introduced a Heritage Conservation Skills program for industry workers.
He has also been actively involved with the Rotary Club of Adelaide, as a Board Member and Director Fundraising, with the RSL as a Board Member and Sub Branch President , with the Naval Military & Airforce Club of SA Inc as Board member and with Operation Flinders Foundation.
Steve is the founder of the much-acclaimed Virtual War Memorial Australia and remains a content researcher and writer, and its Ambassador Commemoration and Community.

Steve leads Battlefield Tours to Turkey, France and Belgium (pre Covid!)
Caren Martin

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.
Dr Nigel Ridgway

Dr Nigel Ridway is a South Australian mining professional with a great interest in heritage engineering.
He has degrees in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and business administration. He is currently helping with the restoration of Watervale Town Hall dating from the 1870s.
Nigel is a former board member of Engineering Heritage Australia. He served a term on the National Trust Council 3 years ago and is currently assisting NTSA as a volunteer member of the advisory committee of the new Australian Artisan Trades Academy. Nigel is keen preserve lost and dying heritage trades.
James Harvey

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.