The members of the Community Advisory Panel for the Regional Development Strategy consultation are as follows:
Mark Sutton (Panel Chair)
Mark Sutton is the current Chair of the Regional Development Australia Far North Board. Mark has lived and worked in regional South Australia for many years, specifically with a focus on community and economic development in remote areas, as well as experience in emergency management. Mark is also the Director of the Outback Communities Authority. Mark is a resident of regional South Australia, residing in the Far North.
Jeremy Conway is the current Acting Chief Executive of Infrastructure SA. Prior to his current role, Jeremy has worked across the transport and infrastructure portfolios in government, as well as providing commercial advice as Commercial Director for Places Victoria.
William (Bill) Spurr AO
Bill Spurr has a strong background in tourism and education and is a current member of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council. Bill is currently Chair of the Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, is an Adjunct Professor of Tourism Flinders University, is on the Rhodes Scholars Selection Committee and is a member of the Zoos SA Board. Bill was also previously the Chair of Education Adelaide and Board Director of the Sealink Travel Group.
Mayor Sam Telfer
Mayor Sam Telfer is the current President of the Local Government Association of South Australia and a previous board member spanning five years. Sam has been an elected member of the District Council of Tumby Bay since 2010, and the Mayor since 2014, providing him with expert knowledge of regional areas and the issues they face. Sam is a resident of regional South Australia, residing on the Eyre Peninsula.
Tony Vaughan has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service since November 2018, and prior to that was Deputy Chief Executive Officer with the Royal Flying Doctor Service since 2014. Tony was previously the General Manager of MedSTAR and has an extensive background in paramedics working in both country and metropolitan operations. Tony has extensive leadership experience within health and emergency services.
Maree Wauchope is a current member of the Training and Skills Commission, South Australia. Maree has extensive experience working in the public sector focussing on transport and infrastructure in metropolitan and regional areas of South Australia. Maree is currently working in the private sector providing services in the areas of infrastructure, transport, planning, environment, property and management. Maree is a resident of regional South Australia, residing on the Yorke Peninsula.