New CEO of the National Trust of South Australia

President of the National Trust of South Australia, Paul Leadbeter, today announced the appointment of Simon Ambrose to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Leadbeter said that the Governing Council was delighted to gain the services of such an experienced and well-respected expert in the cultural, heritage and tourism sectors.


“The Governing Council of the National Trust is pleased that Simon has agreed to lead the organisation into the next important phase of its strategic development,” Mr Leadbeter said.


Mr Ambrose was previously the CEO Of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and held director positions with McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association and Visit Sunshine Coast.


He is well regarded as an innovative, dynamic, and strategic executive with a track record of project delivery and collaborative team leadership.


“Simon’s extensive experience, together with his leadership skills, make him well suited to growing the future sustainability and effectiveness of the National Trust in South Australia,” Mr Leadbeter said.


“He joins a passionate team committed to advancing the Trust’s heritage reach across the State and to building our strong advocacy and conservation work.”


Mr Ambrose said it was a privilege to be appointed to the position and he looked forward to the role with a great deal of enthusiasm.


“I am excited and proud to be the new CEO of the National Trust of South Australia and am looking forward to working with a professional and well-regarded team to inspire an increased commitment from the community for the conservation and advocacy of South Australia’s heritage,” Mr Ambrose said.


“My aim is to continue to build a legacy of a secure, dynamic and effective organisation that is thoroughly engaged with its stakeholders and is even more effective in delivering its core mission of conserving and promoting the built, natural and cultural heritage that constitutes our national identity.”


Mr Ambrose will commence his new position in late February.