Robert has over 20 years’ experience working in various roles in public practice, commerce and investment banking both in Australia and overseas.
Robert currently holds the position of Director, Business Consulting Services at Edwards Marshall and services clients in a broad range of sectors regarding business strategy, succession planning and business sales, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, debt structuring, taxation and accounting.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in Australia, an Associate of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Fellow of FINSIA.
Robert has a passion about the youth, community, health, well-being and healthy aging.
Simon has over 12 years of finance experience in professional services with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, valuation and corporate advisory. He has served in roles in Australia and Europe.
Simon is currently the Head of Corporate Finance at KPMG in South Australia and advises both private and publicly listed clients across sectors on transactional and strategic matters.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide and graduate diplomas in Chartered Accounting (Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ) and Applied Finance.
Warren is a Life Member of YMCA South Australia and has been involved in the Association for over 30 years.
As a small business owner and operator for over 32 years, he understands the challenges of conducting and developing business in a highly competitive environment. Focused on high levels of customer satisfaction and service, Warren understands our organizations responsibility and commitment to quality community services and connection.
A member of the Masters Plumbers Association and a past President, Warren is highly regarded in the industry and the local community.
Marie is the Digital Strategist at Nexia Edwards Marshall, responsible for developing and implementing online marketing initiatives for the firm and its clients.
Marie strives to ensure that any digital initiatives integrate with her clients’ overarching corporate strategy, particularly through supporting an organisation’s strategic intent. Due to her accounting background and emphasises the importance of measuring the return on investment and on finding marketing solutions which drive real results.
Marie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Adelaide and is an Associate Member of the Australian Marketing Institute.
In addition to being a Director of YMCA South Australia, Marie is a Director of the Norwood Football Club and former council member of the City of Campbelltown, Treasurer of the Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising 30 Below South Australian Branch and Australian Marketing Institute State Advisory Committee SA.
Vivienne St. John Robb
Vivienne St. John Robb was appointed to a casual vacancy on the YMCA South Australia Board in August 2012. Vivienne has a long history with the YMCA as a volunteer in a children’s service and as a parent of a WAG gymnast.
As and early childhood professional Vivienne has worked and volunteered within the community sector for over 30 years and has been a Director on a number of Boards and high level committees including; the State Government Education Standards Board, member of SA Health Human Research & Ethics Committee, a consumer representative on SA Health Neonate and Gynaecology Statewide Community of Practice and is the Managing Director of a training and development consultancy.
Vivienne is committed to community service, the principles of equity and access and creating opportunities for individuals. Vivienne served at the Chair of YMCA South Australia Governance committee and is now a member of the Risk Committee.
Tim Looker OAM
Tim has been a YMCA member since joining the Glenelg branch in 1965. Following a career in mining and construction in the NT Tim returned to University in Adelaide studying Education, Science and Counselling. He has worked as a teacher as well as spending time on the professional staff of Adelaide YMCA running branch and camping operations. In recent years, Tim has been an elected member at the City of Holdfast Bay serving a term as Deputy Mayor and presiding member of the audit committee. Tim joins the YMCA South Australia Board having been Chair of the Holdfast Bay Community Centre facilitating the merger of that organisation to the YMCA.
Tim brings his wide experience in local government to the board as well as expertise in the delivery of community services. He holds a Master Degree in Social Science, Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Diploma of Counselling. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2003.
Paul Madden AM
Paul has significant management and governance experience in the community, philanthropy and international development sectors. Currently he is both Chair of World Relief Australia and Executive Officer of Bright Futures Child Aid & Development Fund Australia and previous CEO & senior roles included The Wyatt Trust, Habitat for Humanity SA, Baptist Community Services SA, Mission Australia and Child & Family Welfare Association SA.
Past Board appointments include SA Housing Trust & Foodbank Australia SA and he has worked as a Ministerial Advisor and Social Security Appeals Tribunal member. On behalf of government he has undertaken major projects in child protection and Indigenous substance abuse. In 2005 Paul and his wife Barbara founded Bright Futures Child Aid and Development Fund, a Christian aid and development agency through which they are today actively involved in community development projects in India, Kenya, Pakistan and Uganda. His academic qualifications include a Masters in Dispute Resolution.
Matt has worked in Local Government for the last nineteen years and before that for a decade in Centrelink offices across South Australia. Matt is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the City of Mitcham and has served on a number of Boards including the Leadership institute of South Australia, North Adelaide Waste Management Authority and Centennial Park Cemetery Authority. Matt has degrees in in Law and Economics from the University of Adelaide.
Matt’s passion is working with local communities to create a more inclusive society.
Dylan is a Senior Accountant within PwC Adelaide’s Assurance practice and is responsible for the management of financial statement audit engagements, with several ASX listed clients in the agriculture, mining, managed fund and retail sectors. As part of his role, Dylan also guest lectures at the University of Adelaide Business School.
Dylan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Adelaide and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
Dylan was appointed to the YMCA South Australia Board of Directors in 2019 and is a member of the Finance & Audit Committee. In addition to being a Director of YMCA South Australia, Dylan is also a member of the Immanuel College Inc. Finance & Audit Committee.
Vadis has a passion for making a difference in the world.
In the first half of his adult life, he obtained degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. He was a senior executive in a range of roles for the world’s largest label printer, Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), culminating in becoming Global CEO in 2015. MCC today is approaching 10,000 employees, with 86 sites in 26 countries. Now retired, Vadis remains engaged as a consultant for MCC as it transitions to a private company.
In the second half of his life, Vadis would like to give back and use his education, experience and energy to make a difference in the world. No better way than through young people and the YMCA of SA.
Vadis was a Director of the Y between 2010 and 2012, before his relocation overseas.