Graham Rix, Board Chair



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Graham has over 12 year’s senior leadership experience in the water sector and nearly 10 years the Finance sector developing transformational business strategies and building teams of great people.

Graham is a Chartered Accountant, has a degree in Economics and a Master of Business. He is passionate about building our community and the progression of our state for all South Australians.

Lisa Hannant, Deputy Chair


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Lisa has been involved in the Water Sector in South Australia for over 20 years. As the Senior Manager Production and Treatment at SA Water, she leads a state-wide operational team to deliver water and wastewater services to customers.
Lisa is a Civil and Environmental Engineer, a Master of Water Resources Management, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She brings extensive experience in complex risk-based decision making, and is passionate about leading teams to achieve great customer outcomes, and developing people to achieve their full potential.

Jeanette Brown, Board Member


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Jeanette Brown has been involved in Health Services delivery and management for over 30 years and brings an astute and perceptive level of insight and consideration to issues and decision making.

Jeanette provides a focus and concern for quality driven Client outcomes.

Mark Cuggy, Board Member


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Originally from the UK, Mark has spent the last 20 years working in sales and marketing roles in Sydney, Singapore, and Adelaide. Mark has spent most of this time working for global technology organisations and is currently the State Manager for Microsoft in South Australia.

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Sue Thomas, Board Member


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Sue Thomas has a long history of working within the community services sector. She spent 16 years working in local government with the Cities of Mitcham, Marion and Onkaparinga in the community development field.

Sue then moved into the non-government sector working at executive level in diverse community services organisations. She has experience working in child protection, mental health, homelessness, aged care, disability and alcohol and other drugs. Sue has experience running statewide services across South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania along with contributing to strategic and organisational development outcomes for a leading national not for profit.

Sue has also served at Board level on a number of sector related peak bodies and has strong ties within the university sector.

As a strong advocate for participants and clients, she has a commitment to supporting improved outcomes for the people she works with, along with a keen interest in strategy, business planning and development and organisational development.

Sue Thomas, Board Member


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Kyp holds a Bachelor of Social Work and is an experienced health and community services senior manager with strong leadership, clinical, management, organisational development skills, business acumen, and board experience.

Kyp is currently the Executive Manager for Disability Services at Sonder and has over 27 years’ experience across a broad range of sectors including Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Immigration, Disability, Homelessness, Aged Care and Out of Home Care. Kyp has established a range of services in these sectors across metropolitan and country South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria. Kyp also has expertise in executive management including strategy development, project management, organisational change, policy, planning, evaluation, quality systems, financial and human resource management, training, and partnership development.

Kyp also brings with her significant board governance experience having been a director on the board of the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia (MHCSA) for over 8 years, as well the board of the South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services (SANDAS).

Kyp is a strong advocate for a vibrant and innovative market that provides services that truly meets the needs and delivers outcomes for people and their families that allows them to live their best lives. Kyp is passionate about the inclusion of the lived experience voice in the delivery of services, not only the planning of their own service delivery but also in the development of the broader service system.