Board of Directors
The Hon. Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM
Chairperson, Board of Directors
Jane studied Medicine and has a degree in Anthropology and Comparative Anatomy from the University of London. She is the first member of her family to complete secondary education and trained as a Specialist Pathologist as well as gaining a PhD in renal immunology from Adelaide University. She engaged in laboratory research in Adelaide and Boston, before managing hospital departments and private pathology practices including the one she founded in South Australia.
She was elected to office in Local Government, as Adelaide City Councillor three times and twice as Lord Mayor. She has been a member of the House of Assembly and was State Minister for Education and Tourism for eight years.
Jane has written review reports for both the State and Commonwealth Governments and has been awarded an Order of Australia and an Honorary Doctorate. She has held several Board positions and has most recently been the Chair of the Board of the South Australian Museum and Presiding Member of the Teachers Registration Board SA.
Jane is actively involved in a range of science, academic and community organisations and remains the Patron of the Adelaide Poultry Club and the Adelaide Turf Umpires and Scorers Association.
The Hon. Rev. Dr Lynn Arnold AO
SA Reconciliation Ambassador
Former Premier of South Australia
The Hon. Rev. Dr Lynn Arnold AO was formerly a Member of the SA State Parliament, Cabinet Minister and Premier. Between 1979 and 1994 he served as a member of the South Australian Parliament, including over 11 years in Cabinet. During his service in government he was Premier of South Australia (1992-1993) and served for ten years in a wide range of senior ministries (including Education, State Development and Agriculture).
He has led charities such as Anglicare SA and World Vision International as Chief Executive Officer. Now an ordained priest in the Anglican Church, Lynn ministers out of St Peter’s Cathedral, with a special focus on ministry to the City of Adelaide. He also teaches at St Barnabas College as Reader in Public Theology and Church History.
Deputy Chairperson, Board of Directors
Chair, Committee of Management
Cathie is a Director of EML, Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, Safecom and Homestart Finance. She was previously Deputy Chair of the Adelaide Fringe, a Director of Common Ground Adelaide and the SA Ambulance Service, a member of the Riverland Wine Advisory Panel and Chair of Eastside Skillshare.
Cathie has worked as a jillaroo, publican, Chief of Staff to two Ministers, Adviser to two Premiers and was the National Organiser of the Australian Labor Party. She has owned and managed public relations, communications and strategic advisory businesses since 2004.
She is a member of The Republican Movement, the Norwood Football Club and an Honorary Life Member of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society.
Professor Peter Rathjen
Vice Chancellor and President
The University of Adelaide
Professor Peter Rathjen commenced as the University of Adelaide’s 22nd Vice-Chancellor and President on 8 January 2018.
He is an Australian scientist and medical researcher internationally recognised in stem cell science.
Prior to his appointment, Professor Rathjen was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania, where he was instrumental in creating vibrant new university precincts within the CBDs of Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.
Professor Colin Stirling
Vice Chancellor and President
Professor Colin J Stirling brings extensive experience in research, teaching and management to Flinders University as President and Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Stirling’s career provides a strong foundation for his ambitions for the University. Born and educated in Scotland he gained a BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh followed by a PhD in genetics from Glasgow University.