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Board Members & Management

Members for RDAs in South Australia are selected through an Expression of Interest process after being nominated by the Chairperson.

RDA-chair-Jan-Turnbill
Jan Turbill
Chairperson
RDA-member-Chris-Sampson
Chris Sampson
Deputy Chairperson & Treasurer
RDA-member-Daniel-Adams
Daniel Adams
Board Member
RDA-member-William-Galimil
William Galimi
Board Member
RDA-member-Karen-Raffen
Karen Raffen
CEO
RDA-chair-Jan-Turnbill

Jan Turbill

Chairperson

Managing Director of Intuito Market Research

Marketing practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in marketing and market research in the Adelaide market. Jan was the founder of Bottomline in 1987 followed by General Manager of Young & Rubicam until 2000 and Principal of Intuito since inception. Jan has a strong background in product and brand development along with expertise in marketing planning, facilitation of planning workshops, marketing and communication strategy, direct marketing and CRM formulation. Jan is a full member of the Australian Market and Social Research Society.

She has also had extensive experience in tourism and event tourism marketing being a past director of Australian Major Events, Australian Grand Prix, the Racing Industry Development Authority, Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australian Motorsport Board and the South Australian Tourism Commission, and she is a current director of Eldercare, The Adelaide Fringe, Scouts SA, Kain Foundation, The Postgraduate Advisory Board of the University of South Australia , and is also the Chief Commissioner of Scouts Australia (SA Branch).

Jan has a degree in Behavioural Science from Charles Darwin University, and specialises in qualitative and diagnostic research.
RDA-member-Chris-Sampson

Chris Sampson

Deputy Chairperson & Treasurer

Chris is an experienced Technology and Innovation consultant and conceptual systems design specialist with 35+ years’ experience of technology team-building, systems and platform design in industry and government, including senior management roles such as Chief Information Officer and Deputy Secretary Technology and Innovation in the UK and Australia. Chris has designed and presented on knowledge systems and technology across Australia/New Zealand and in Europe, Scandinavia, North America, Asia and at the United Nations in New York. Chris was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Tasmania in 2010 and is an Associate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. Chris is the Founder and Director of experimental systems design company, Future Earth Systems (based in Tonsley, SA) and Director of Digital Society Foundation, a registered charity assisting with digital divide challenges in Australia and around the world.
RDA-member-Daniel-Adams

Daniel Adams

Economic Development Coordinator City of Prospect.

Daniel has experience with the developing, implementing and managing a range of economic development initiatives for businesses and communities. This has included reinvigorating the social media strategy. Daniel has led the development of a Smart City and Suburbs funding proposal across councils partnering with Adelaide University.

Daniel has led the creation of a new regional wireless network to support local entrepreneurs and delivery of council services. Daniel was also responsible for managing a range of economic development and tourism initiatives. This has included marketing local events, agri-tourism policy development, economic research and analysis, project management and stakeholder engagement. Plus being the principle officer in the development of Futures Strategy, identifying key economic development initiatives.

Daniel’s qualifications include, Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade) and Bachelor of International Relations.
RDA-member-William-Galimil

William Galimi

Board Member

William Galimi: Human Services and Business Manager. William brings a wealth of business knowledge and valuable organisational direction. William has worked in leading roles within his own Business, International Sales Business, NFP’S, Local Government , and State Government sectors. He has comprehensive experience and proven ability to lead teams and motivate staff through complex and challenging change processes. His extensive experience and knowledge delivers strategic objectives through leadership and effective management of key issues and initiatives to enable clear organisational direction. He is responsible for identifying and developing key service partners that will enhance work collaboratively to ensure consistent and quality responses to business needs aligned with outcomes. Plus, extensive board experience in the NFP sector including detailed understanding of governance responsibilities and accountability including, stakeholder relationships and risk management. William is also a board member of Co.As.It. a peak body for ageing Italo-Australians in SA.
RDA-member-Karen-Raffen

Karen Raffen

Chief Executive Officer.

Karen is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and Board member. Her last 18 years have been spent as CEO at Brand South Australia, Perks Accountants & Wealth Advisers and Toop&Toop Real Estate. She is currently a Board member of McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association, and Adelaide Horse Trials Inc, and has previously chaired the University of Adelaide Media Advisory Board, been a member of the Adelaide Great Wine Capital Global Network steering committee, and board member of the Children’s University. Her roles have given her the opportunity to work regionally, nationally and internationally.

She has extensive experience in strategy development, brand management and communication, and has worked across numerous industry sectors, including : manufacturing, FMCG, government, real estate, finance and NFP’s.

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