Board Election 2019

The Board plays a vital part in overseeing the affairs of the Society and setting the strategic directions for Zoos SA.

Nominations are now sought from interested and suitably qualified members to fill two (2) Board positions that will become vacant as at the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, 21 November 2019.

Current members of the Board are:

Elected Members

Mr David Sanders                            President

Ms Julieann Riedstra                       Vice-President

Professor Kris Helgen

Professor Carol Tilt

Mr Dennis Mutton

Dr Susie Robinson

Board Appointed Board Members

Ms Kate Thiele

Mr Bill Spurr AO

Mr Rod Buchecker

In accordance with the Rules of the Society (available for perusal on our website Ms Riedstra’s and Mr Mutton’s current term on the Board conclude this year, but they are eligible for re-election. The Board aims to achieve a balance of skills and experience and are very pleased with the make-up of the current Board. If there were any additional skills of interest for the future it would be engaging and influencing in the age of short attention spans and engaging with intergenerational communities.

If you are interested in nominating for the Board, or wish to nominate another member of the Society, please contact Lea Kent on 08 8230 1203 or via email to for a copy of the nomination form and details of the nomination procedure.

Nominations for the position of Elected Board Member must be accompanied by a written curriculum vitae, a colour photograph suitable for publication, an application letter of no more than two hundred and fifty words to be provided either electronically or in hard copy along with a signed Society proforma statement acknowledging any real or perceived conflict of interest that could affect the candidate’s ability to perform his or her duties as a Board Member. Nominees must be at least 18 years of age and have been a continuous financial member of the Society for no less than 12 months as at the 31 August 2019.

Closing date for nominations is 5.00pm on 31 August 2019. 



Members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia Inc. will be held in the Fig Tree Function Centre at the Adelaide Zoo on Thursday, 21 November 2019. The event will be held at 6.30pm with the AGM commencing at 7.00pm sharp. Special presentations from key Zoos SA personnel will also be included.

The Annual Report including the 2019 audited financial reports will be available for download from the Zoos SA website ( as of Thursday, 7 November. Hard copies will be available on request from that date.

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