Staff

The Foundation’s governing bodies are supported by a small team of support staff. They work together to implement the Foundation’s work, assisted in turn by a dedicated team of volunteers and interns.

Ritchie Hollands

Executive Director

Ritchie’s career spans 20 years with roles in the executive, judicial and parliamentary arms of Government in both Adelaide and Canberra.

As Executive Director of the DDF Ritchie will draw on his professional experience in government as well as his volunteer roles in the social sector. He is currently the President of the Australian Refugee Association and has for many years served as an Ambassador for the White Ribbon Campaign seeking to eliminate violence against women.

Ritchie has long been an admirer of Don Dunstan’s decisive leadership and courageous vision for South Australia and he is delighted to have the opportunity to promote Don’s legacy.

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Gemma Burdon

Deputy Director | Marketing and Communications

Gemma has worked in the marketing, communications, digital content, and not-for-profit areas for more than ten years. Her role at the Foundation encompasses strategic marketing and communications for the work that the Foundation does across our five priority areas.

Previously, Gemma has held leadership positions throughout SA in marketing, communications and community roles. She joins us with exceptional corporate knowledge gleaned from her six years in the communications department at RAA.

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Kate Arnold

Administration and Projects Co-ordinator

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Emilie Soda

Project and Events Co-ordinator

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Jess Starling

Projects and Marketing Officer

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Renee Jones

Adelaide Zero Project | Senior Project Co-ordinator

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Lauren Grant

Adelaide Zero Project | Project Co-ordinator (part-time)

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Clare Rowley

Adelaide Zero Project | Data and Project Officer


Dr Victoria Skinner

Adelaide Zero Project | Research Co-ordinator (part-time)

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Coco Karriem

Thinkers in Residence | Project and Marketing Officer

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Rose Lacoon-Williamson

Thinkers in Residence | Project Co-ordinator

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