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 Tuesday, 22 November 2022.

Current members of the Board are:

Elected Members

Ms Julieann Riedstra – President

Mr Dennis Mutton – Vice-President

Professor Kris Helgen

Dr David Martin

Dr Susie Robinson

Peter McCarthy

Board Appointed Board Members

Mr Rod Buchecker

Gavin Bates

In accordance with the Rules of the Society (available for perusal on our website ( the current terms on the Board of Ms Riedstra and Mr Mutton conclude this year, however they are eligible for re-election. The Board aims to achieve a balance of skills and experience and are 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 government relations.

If you are interested in nominating for the Board, or wish to nominate another member of the Society, please contact Michael King on 08 8230 1203 or via email to for a copy of the nomination form and details of the nomination procedure.  Please use NOMINATION REQUEST as your subject line.

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 pro-forma 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 2022.

Closing date for nominations is 5.00pm on 31 August 2022. 



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 Tuesday, 22 November 2022. The event will be held from 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 2022 audited financial reports will be available for download from the Zoos SA website ( as of Tuesday, 8 November.  Hard copies will be available on request from that date.

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging. We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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