OUR BOARD

Anne-Marie Hammond

Chairperson
Business/ Industry Representative

Anne-Marie is the Port Lincoln Branch Manager of Career Employment Group and has expertise in group training and apprenticeship consultancy. She has 24 years of retail and management experience, as well as 15 years of experience in recruitment and employment services. Anne-Marie is heavily involved in the local community with a strong community focus and currently sits on five local boards. She is passionate about west coast youth and in particular Indigenous youth.

Anne-Marie’s motto is ‘together with passion we inspire communities’.

Peter Linn

Vice Chairperson
Community Representative

Peter Linn is based in Port Lincoln. He works in the Anglican Parish as one of the Clergy and commenced ministry in 2010. Peter is in his 60s, married with 2 adult children and 2 delightful grandchildren. His hobbies include fishing, gardening, music and singing. Mr Linn is also Vice President of the Port Lincoln RSL Sub Branch.

He has been actively part of the Mentoring EP programme. Peter’s qualifications are B A (Adelaide), B Th (Flinders), Dip PS. (Adelaide College of Divinity), Grad Dip ED (Adelaide). His ministry experience includes bush, country, city and some specialised ministry in Schools Defence and Mine Chaplaincies.

Peter’s defence Chaplaincy included a stint in the Middle East Area of Operations (Afghanistan) in 2009. Peter Linn is described as an easy-going, energetic bloke, who believes everyone has a part to play in our community and should be given the opportunity to participate

Janet Norris

Secretary
Business/ Industry Representative

Janet is from Port Lincoln. She attended Secondary School in Port Lincoln and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Management. She has gained vast experience from her business portfolio including successfully growing existing businesses and establishing and developing new businesses in retail and industry.

Her more recent employment history has involved working in the training and employment sector in both regional and remote areas of South Australia. This included Job Services Australia, working in Apprenticeships and Traineeships field and currently working in Disability Employment Services. Janet is now a local business owner.

Terri Christensen

Community Representative

Terri is originally from California, USA, and has been in Australia since 1992 and Pt Lincoln since 2002. Terri sits on the District Council of Lower Eyre Development and Assessment Panel, is a Justice of the Peace and a Life Member of Community House. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in business with post graduate studies in Criminal Justice. In 2007 she was appointed by the SA Attorney General as a Special Justice and conducted bail hearings, criminal court sessions and served as a Visiting Tribunal at the Port Lincoln Prison.

She has served as Director/ Secretary on the Pt Lincoln Bendigo Bank ,the Eyre Regional Health Board, the Port Lincoln Health Advisory Council, and has been a mentor at the Ptrt Lincoln High School for 9 years. Travel is one of her favourite pastimes, having travelled to 33 countries so far.

Todd George

Education/ Training Representative

Education/ Training Representative

Todd has been on the board since 2018. He is the current principal of the Port Lincoln High School. He is an active member of the community in a variety of roles.

 

Dr. Sandra Hewson

Education/ Training Representative

Education/ Training Representative

Sandra has been Principal at St Joseph’s School since October 2015. She moved to Australia with her husband and children in 2001. Sandra has extensive experience in education in Australia, the Netherlands and the UK. Sandra is passionate about life-long learning, reflected in her own study, with Masters degrees in Education and Educational Leadership and a professional doctorate from QUT which focused on teachers’ work. Prior to moving into school leadership, Sandra spent some years as a Consultant with Catholic Education South Australia supporting schools with students from language backgrounds other than English, particularly students with refugee backgrounds. Sandra believes that given the right opportunities and support, every young person has the capacity to achieve successful outcomes.

Emma Richards

Parent/ Caregiver/ Aboriginal Representative

Parent/ Caregiver/ Aboriginal Representative

Emma is a researcher employed by the University of Adelaide in the Rural Medical School based in Port Lincoln and has been in this role for 7 years. Emma is a Barngarla woman from Port Lincoln SA, she has cultural connections to other Aboriginal groups.
Emma is an active community member with interests and focus on heritage, cultures, languages and community development. Involved in governance since the age of 16, Emma has held director positions with PLACC, PLAHS and Community House, and served as Chairperson for DEWNR Aboriginal Advisory, Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation (Co-chair) and Kallinyalla Parnkalla L&SCs. She is passionate about youth development, leadership, education, employment and well being.
Emma has worked in a variety of areas from administration, bookkeeping, team leader, manager, women’s programs, project officer and researcher and brings a wide range of relevant life experience to this role.

Delise Sampson

Community Representative, Youth/ Aboriginal Representative

Delise is from the Wirangu, Kokatha and Mirning Aboriginal language groups and lives in Pt Lincoln. She is a UniSA Aboriginal Pathways Program Graduate and is currently studying Bachelor Social Sciences. Delise has experience as a participant in various Eyre Future programs and is now demonstrating her leadership skills as a member of the Board.

“I thank and continue to support Eyre Futures, to give back for assisting me to grow in confidence and achieve in education and other areas of my life.” (Sampson 2018)
Delise has inherited cultural knowledge through her Aboriginal and European heritage. She has a love for being creative and uses painting as a way for expression and healing. Delise’s natural empathy has led her to pursue her interest and passion for health and well-being for all.