Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provides the high level guidance for the Don Dunstan Foundation.

The Hon. Rev. Dr Lynn Arnold AO

Chairperson, Board of Directors

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.

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Cathie King


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.

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Professor Colin Stirling


Vice Chancellor and President
Flinders University

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.

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