Carol is a Professor of Accounting at the University of South Australia, and previously held the position of Director of Research at the Australian Institute of Business. She is an adjunct Professor, and former Dean, at Flinders Business School, Flinders University, where she worked for 20 years. Carol is a Fellow of CPA Australia, has experience serving on numerous academic committees, was a Director of a Credit Union, and was formerly on the Board of the Don Dunstan Foundation.
Carol is passionate about conservation, doing her PhD and subsequent research on environmental disclosure and policies of Australian companies. Her research attempts to bring together the often disparate worlds of business and the environment, focussing in the areas of environmental, triple bottom line, and sustainability reporting.
Since the 1980s Carol has been a member of environmental and animal welfare groups, including Greenpeace, the RSPCA, WWF and IFAW. She has been a volunteer Guide and Children’s Zoo volunteer since 2011, during which time she has gained important knowledge about our Zoo by working with the dedicated keepers and volunteers.
Kevin McGuinness is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience in senior finance and operations roles across ASX listed, private and not for profit sectors. Kevin has worked across a range of industries including professional services, development and construction and mining. Kevin originally joined the board in 2004 and following a period of 12 months as a co-opted board member, was appointed as a government representative for 2 years. After an absence of three years Kevin rejoined the board in 2010 and was elected President in November 2010 serving for 2 years.
Kevin’s has strong board level experience with a number of public and private boards with a particular focus on strategic planning and ensuring proper governance arrangements. Kevin was instrumental in negotiating the society’s financial restructure in 2010 including a new annual government grant and overseeing the development of Zoos SA Five-Year Business Plan.
Kevin is proud to be part of the board of an iconic South Australian that also undertakes important work in conservation, research and education.