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David Paterson

Chief Executive Officer

David is well versed in both the social and business sectors. He has previously served as Chief Innovation Officer of World Vision, Chief Marketing Officer of Medibank Private, and Chief Strategy Officer of a multinational marketing agency group. David is a co-founder of Social Capital and the Committee for Adelaide. He is also a former Professor of Innovation & Enterprise at UniSA, a past board member of YMCA Victoria, and is one of the co-founders of YMCA Victoria’s The Bridge Project.

Throughout his career, David has worked with a wide variety of organisations from start-ups to multinationals, including with social entrepreneurs, non-profit organisations, universities, schools and various levels of government. He has a passion for strategic innovation, growth and social impact.

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Andrew Mundy

Chief Operations Officer

Andrew has extensive facility management and sport and recreation industry experience.

He has held operational centre manager and strategic leadership positions previously and currently oversees the YMCA’s $18m portfolio of recreation and children’s services contracts.

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Karen Polkinghorne

Head of Finance

Karen is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in finance and corporate services. She has been a part of the Not for Profit sector and community services for over 8 years.

She is responsible for the financial management across all services provided by YMCA South Australia.

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Devan Seamans

Head of Marketing & Technology

Devan provides strategic leadership in the areas of marketing, communications, product strategy and IT for YMCA South Australia. Devan has worked in recreation management for over 10 years in both Australia and North America.

With a focus on the customer experience, Devan is passionate about exploring the latest technology and digital trends to increase marketing efficiency and business efficiency.

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Michael Collins

Head of People & Risk

Michael is tertiary qualified HR Manager with experience in strategic and operational human resources within a diverse range of industries.

He is responsible for all people, risk and compliance facets of YMCA South Australia including employee relations, performance management, talent management, change management, auditing, work health and safety and injury management.

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Annaleisa Hart

Chief of Staff

Annaleisa is a legal and HR professional versed in industrial law, contract negotiation, corporations law, and intellectual property. Annaleisa has a background in providing practical advice to organisations to better manage their commercial and legal risks and maximise business objectives.

Annaleisa is focused facilitating positive change in the areas of workplace engagement, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and responsible and ethical governance practices.

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Komala Champion

Head of Children's Services

Komala has had over 15 years’ experience in the health and aged care sectors across a broad range of Senior Management roles and projects. She has a strong skill base in operational management, quality improvement and people development.

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Craig Hortin

Regional Development Manager - Central Region

Throughout the course of 15 years, Craig has been able to accumulate a wealth of knowledge, skills and training desired to support the successful operation of our multi-use recreational facilities

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Haydn Bellamy

Regional Development Manager - Northern Region

Haydn is a dynamic and adaptable professional with experience in managing and developing people, creating partnerships with stakeholders, and growing participation and businesses.

A strong community and social services professional, Haydn has over 20 years’ experience in leadership positions both in the United Kingdom and in Australia and brings a demonstrated history working within the sports and recreation industry.

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James Lomax

Regional Development Manager - Southern Region

James is an innovative senior leader with over 15 years’ experience management within the sport & recreation industry in both public, private and Non-profit sectors, With a passion for program and community development. James specialises in technical operations and facilities management ensuring maximum benefits from supply contracts to building maintenance.